December 27, 2013 – After thirteen months of construction, Universal Studios Hollywood’s newest flagship attraction will finally open on April 10, 2014 according to a contest from

The contest specifically states that the winner must be free to travel between April 7, 2014 and April 13, 2014 with an event date of April 10.

The Despicable Me simulator will be a clone of the existing attraction in Florida, though Hollywood appears to have a more elaborate installation. The facade of Minion Mayhem is quite spectacular as you enter Gru’s house and the surrounding neighborhood.

Hollywood’s installation will also notably include the addition of Super Silly Fun Land, capturing the whimsical setting that brought Gru and his girls together.


Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida.

According to the original press release Universal sent out back in June, Super Silly Fun Land will include:

» A ride that will soar over Super Silly Fun Land

» Dry play area

» Wet play area

There has been no confirmation as to when Super Silly Fun Land will open.

The Despicable Me franchise has grossed almost $1.5 billion dollars theatrically worldwide – with Despicable Me 2 becoming Universal’s most profitable film in the studio’s 101 year-old history.

Please stay with Inside Universal for continuing coverage of Despicable Me and Super Silly Fun Land.

Jonathan Green

Jonathan Green is a contributing editor for Inside Universal.

Jonathan has been going to Universal for over 25 years, developing a deep passion for the theme park and its historic films. He gained his desire and passion from his dad and sister – his father having worked for Universal for over 25 years as a creative professional. He hopes to one day follow in his father and sister’s footsteps and continue the family tradition.

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