For the sake of clarity, this article discusses rumors and possible changes to the park. This is not a confirmation.

With The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash set to open in the near future, Universal Studios Hollywood plans on repackaging the surrounding area, along with Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land, into Illumination-branded “neighborhoods” – creating an Illumination Land in the Upper Lot.

Recently, a sign was installed near the entrance of The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash showing the street will be renamed “Pets Place”. This is in addition to “Minion Way”, the street where Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem currently resides. We must stress that these plans have not been confirmed by Universal – and should be treated as a rumor until then.

We’re not sure what this means in regards to French Street; more specifically, if this means the area will eventually be replaced to incorporate more Minions, Pets, or other Illumination properties.

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash! is set to open in 2020. The innovative adventure will blend live, dimensional and animated characters with hyper-realistic media as guests zip along a track aboard ride vehicles through bustling New York City streets towards the Pet Adoption event and the ultimate happy ending: forever homes.

Stay tuned to Inside Universal for more on this and other stories emerging from Universal Studios Hollywood.