Universal is the original of the theme parks comprising Universal Orlando – home to your favourite TV shows and movies and some seriously cool attractions.
Getting to Universal Studios
Address: 6000 Universal Blvd. Orlando, Florida.
Directions: You can access the park from both the I4 (interstate) and International Drive.
Parking: The parking lots open 90 minutes before park opening and there are two options available: Self-Parking ($25 a Day) or Prime-Parking ($40 a Day).
There are two different types of park tickets you can get for Universal Studios:
- Single-Park Ticket
The single-park ticket option provides you with access to one park for one day – this means you would only be able to visit Universal Studios Florida and would not be able to visit Islands of Adventure or Volcano Bay water park.
- Park-to-Park Ticket
These tickets allow you to access multiple parks on the same day, say for example you wanted to spend the morning in Universal Studios but then take the Hogwarts Express over to Islands of Adventure, you would not be able to do so with a single-park ticket so that’s where this ticket option becomes really valuable.
Universal Studios Theme Park
Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem
Ride Type: Simulator
Height Restrictions: 40inches (1.02m)
Attraction Length: 12 Minutes (including pre-shows)
Express Pass Available?: Yes
Typical Wait Time: 35 – 65mins
Lockers Required?: No
This 4D simulator ride brings you right into the action of the Despicable Me movies as you join Gru & his gang of minions as chaos ensues! This is a popular ride and as such, the wait times are often very long. It’s advisable you try and get here early to save on the queuing.
Note: A stationary option is available via non-moving benches at the front of the theatre.
Best For: Kids (4 – 9)
Floriday Rating: 4/5