- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 3, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. — A new 3-D ride based on the “Despicable Me” movie opened Monday at the Universal Studios park in Orlando.

Like the 2010 movie, the Universal ride, called “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem,” features the villain Gru (voiced in the movie and on the ride by Steve Carell), his three adopted daughters and the minion characters.

Riders enter through Gru’s house, pick up 3-D “minion goggles” and are scanned for “human germs” before going off for minion training. The ride includes water sprayers, anti-gravity rooms, a minion dance party and other features.

The ride replaces Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast simulator and utilizes a sophisticated digital 3-D projection system.

Miranda Cosgrove, star of the “iCarly” Nickelodeon show who voices Margo on the ride and in the film, attended Monday’s opening ceremony.



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