Anon Mouse

Published: June 13, 2012 at 2:33 PM

What's missing with Universal are characters that remind you they are in Universal. Universal constantly changes out its character shows and attractions. Nothing lasts. It is different than Mickey Mouse or the Pricesses. Universal doesn't seem to understand how characters make the difference to its theme parks.
James Trexen

Published: June 13, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Now I can see why Universal has put off confirming the opening of this attraction. I bet they're trying to pull attention away from California Adventure, but I don't think it will do much.
Manny Barron

Published: June 13, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Who needs characters when you got rides like Transformers and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey in your lineup? I'm just kidding characters are cool, but nobody else has the luxury of the Mickey Mouse cash machine, but Universal does have some of the most impressive characters in Bumblebee and Optimus Prime walking around the Lower Lot at USH.

As for Despicable Me, it sounds like its going to be a blast for the whole family. I'm waiting for the Despicable Me coming to Hollywood announcement. C'mon Uni just announce it already!

N B

Published: June 14, 2012 at 9:10 AM

James, I don't think Despicable Me is going to steal any thunder from California Adventure.... It would take an epic Universal HP Phase 2 announcement and some nicely rendered concept art to do that.
James Trexen

Published: June 14, 2012 at 12:25 PM

Understood NB, I'm just pointing out that the opening announcement is a bit too close to the Cars Land debut to be more than coincidence.