Universal Orlando will add a 3-D "Despicable Me" new ride and update its popular Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man attraction at its theme parks next year.
The Despicable Me ride, based on the 2010 Universal Pictures movie of the same name, will replace the Jimmy Neutron attraction at Universal Studios theme park. Its storyline will be different from the movie -- and passengers will be turned into minions, the goggled little yellow helpers of the main character, Gru.
"It's an original story set into a whole new story," Mark Woodbury, president of Universal Creative, said Thursday. "Gru, the world's most wonderful supervillain and his three adorable daughters are coming to Universal Orlando, and Gru has a new invention and needs some help getting it deployed, so he's going to transform the whole audience into minions."
The ride will transport guests through Gru's home, laboratory and "through an entire training process to become minions," Woodbury said.
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