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Minion Land Universal Studios Hollywood

The Upper Lot at Universal Studios Hollywood is home to the enchanting Minion Land, where the Minion magic comes to life.

Inspired by the beloved ‘Despicable Me’ film franchise, this vibrant area offers whimsical rides, interactive playgrounds, and water features.

With various attractions and experiences, it promises entertainment for visitors of all ages, from rides to classic carousel-themed dining and shopping.

Younger visitors can revel in a dedicated playground area, while game booths brimming with fluffy prizes add extra excitement.

To beat the California sun there’s even a mini water park where kids can splash around. 

The soundtrack, featuring catchy tunes like ‘Happy’ by Pharrell and the beloved Despicable Me soundtrack, sets the mood for a day filled with laughter and joy.

Universal Studios Hollywood Minion Rides 

Minion Land at Universal Studios Hollywood is home to three enchanting rides that promise endless fun. 

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem offers a complete Minion experience.  

‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash’ takes you on a playful adventure with animated characters.

‘Silly Swirly Fun’ is perfect for young kids, providing simple and joyful enjoyment.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem – Animated Simulator Ride

Step into the world of Minions with the ‘Despicable Me Minion Mayhem’ ride.  

As you approach the attraction, a giant Stuart the Minion statue atop the building sets the playful tone. 

Based on the beloved Despicable Me film series, this animated simulator ride takes you on a zany adventure.

You’ll begin with two pre-show experiences inside Gru’s house and a prep lab. 

Once on board, you’ll be ‘Minionized’ and led through a comical training course filled with obstacles. 

While assisting the Minions, you’ll get caught up in Gru’s quest to create the perfect anniversary present for his daughters. 

The 8-minute Minion ride features synchronized motion seats that add to the immersion, making you feel like one of them.

Height Restriction: 40 in (102 cm). Children 40-48″ (102-122 cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion (14 years or older)

Average Wait Time: 30 to 50 minutes 

Single Rider: Available

The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash – Interactive Dark Ride

Embark on a delightful adventure with ‘The Secret Life of Pets: Off the Leash’ ride, featuring your favorite animated characters.

This 5-minute Minions ride offers an engaging adventure through the streets of New York City with Max, Duke, Gidget, and Snowball. 

The attraction seamlessly blends animatronic figures, practical sets, video mapping projections, and high-tech elements to create a modern theme park experience.

The pre-show queue immerses you in the world of these beloved characters, featuring luxurious New York apartments with animated touches.

As you progress through the ride, you discover that you are a stray puppy in need of a home. 

Snowball, the charismatic leader of The Flushed Pets gang, guides you through a series of humorous and chaotic adventures.

The ride uses digital effects to make you feel like a puppy, and you experience a visually chaotic journey as the pets attempt to reach The Pets Store. 

After a playful bath and blow-dry sequence, you meet your new family, delivering an emotional and heartwarming conclusion.

Height Restriction: 34″ (86 cm). Children under 48″ (122 cm) must be accompanied by supervising companion

Average Wait Time: 15 to 30 minutes 

Single Rider: Not available

Silly Swirly Fun

For young kids, the ‘Silly Swirly Fun’ carousel provides simple and delightful enjoyment. 

The ride offers a 5-minute experience where children can soar and spin while enjoying a 360-degree view of the Minion Land.

Height Restriction: None

Average Wait Time: 5 minutes to 30 minutes

Single Rider: Not available

Super Silly Funland

This vibrant carnival-style area designed mainly for younger visitors, offers a colorful outdoor play zone inspired by the beloved Despicable Me franchise. 

Families can expect a mix of wet and dry activities that offer a range of fun experiences.

The Wet Zone stands out as the highlight of the area, featuring a delightful water play area with splash zones, fountains, waterfalls, and jets of water.

Perfect for cooling off and having a blast make sure to bring a change of clothes.

This zone will keep the children entertained for hours, making it a must-visit during the hot summer months.

While the Wet Zone is an absolute hit in the summer, it’s important to remember that it may not be as enjoyable during the colder months. 

The Midway Games Zone recreates the playful atmosphere of the Despicable Me films, featuring various games where you can shoot water cannons, toss balls, and more.

The carnival games are not only entertaining but also come with a chance to win prizes, making them a hit with kids. 

Some games cost a bit, but the best part is many are designed for guaranteed wins, so your kids will come away happy.

The games may be a bit pricey, but the odds of winning are high, and your child’s smile is worth it.

For a more traditional play area, head to the Dry Zone, equipped with climbing frames, slides, and tunnels. 

It’s not huge, but offers a brief diversion for the kids. 

Overall, Super Silly Funland at Minion Land is a fantastic destination for families looking to create lasting memories.

Dining and shopping 

When visiting Universal Studios Hollywood, your experience isn’t limited to thrilling rides and entertainment. 

You’ll also find dining and fantastic shopping opportunities that cater to fans of all ages.

Despicable Delights

Despicable Delights
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Situated between Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and Gru’s Lab Cafe, Despicable Delights is one of the dining outlets here.                                                    

It’s famous for its ‘Freeze Ray Smoothie,’ a delicious blend of banana and mango, perfect for a cool, sweet treat at Super Silly Fun Land. 

You’ll also find snacks, popcorn, cotton candy, churros, assorted chips, Dippin’ Dots, frozen bananas, and even Asian chicken with steamed rice and vegetables. 

The beverage selection includes Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Fanta, and more, along with water, Powerade, and hot chocolate.

Tips: Don’t miss the Freeze Ray Smoothie, exclusive to Universal.

Gru’s Lab Cafe

Located between Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem and Super Silly Fun Land, this cafe offers a variety of meals inspired by the Despicable Me films. 

You can savor options like Gru’s Backyard BBQ Rotisserie Chicken, Victor’s Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork and BBQ Sauce, El Macho’s Nachos, Minion Meatball Sandwich, and Stir-Fried Asian Chicken. 

For kids, there’s the Little Minion’s Meal, complete with meatball sliders or chicken tenders.

Desserts include Minion cupcakes, brownies, and rice krispies, and you can choose from a range of fountain drinks and other beverages.

This Minion cafe is often less crowded than other eateries in the park, making it a good choice for beating the crowds.

Tip: Gru’s Lab Cafe is open seasonally, so check its availability on your visit. 

Super Silly Stuff Gift Shop

This Minion store at Universal Studios Hollywood is the go to stop for shopping at Minion Land. 

Located at the exit of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, it’s your headquarters for ride-inspired gifts and souvenirs. 

Here, you can find everything related to the Despicable Me franchise, from cuddly plush Minions and fluffy unicorns to apparel, stationery, and more. 

If you’re a fan of Despicable Me, this shop is a must-visit, as it carries exclusive toys and gifts branded with the Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem logo.

The store features a large candy section with Jelly Belly dispensers and gummies.

Tip: Super Silly Stuff offers a wide range of items, including shirts, small toys, keychains, pins, candy, picture frames, vinyl figures, and bags. 

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