Universal Studios: Despicable Me Ride's Big Debut

"Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" bows at the theme park.

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    TK
    Universal Studios Hollywood
    "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" opens at Universal Studios Hollywood on Friday, April 11.

    If you have a movie-loving tot around the house, then you've likely heard that tot say "bee doo" over and over and over and over.

    What does it mean? One: Your child is a most excellent mimic, and may have a future in voice-over. And two? The Minions of "Despicable Me" have truly infiltrated in the successful way that Minions do.

    That is indeed the Minion's signature sound -- bee doo bee doo bee doo -- and Gru's industrious lemon-hued assistants have indeed infiltrated another front: Universal Studios Hollywood.

    "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem" is the theme park's splashy hello-to-summer offering, and it makes its bee doo bee doo bee -- whoops, its big debut -- on Saturday, April 12. 

    An "expansive interactive experience" called "Super Silly Fun Land" also makes its bow at the same time.

    The new "Despicable Me" attraction lands in the spot occupied by the "Terminator" ride for several years. So, yep, it is an "immersive 3D Ultra HD digital animation adventure" happening inside that venue. No water drops or pitch-black coaster loops, just kid-okay high jinks courtesy of a gaggle of characters that have made quite the bee doo bee doo -- we mean quite the hit with the kidlet set.

    Want to take an early peek? James Franco is beating you to it and standing first in line at the ride, because of course he is. 

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