Annette Forrest

Published: March 20, 2014 at 2:10 PM

Universal did a really gorgeous job with this. I am so thrilled that they have upped their game lately and no longer just go the "good enough" cheap-o route. I like seeing real competition for Disney. It means Disney will ultimately at some point have to raise their standards higher. Having Universal move into such rich theming and attention to detail is a dream come true.

Published: March 20, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Universal is following the model set down long ago by Disney. I guess now Disney has to emulate their rival.

Published: March 20, 2014 at 2:33 PM

What a kick!

I had the extreme thrill of lucking into being one of the test-riders on the very first day of technical rehearsals for this ride in Florida back in early June 2012. I enjoyed reading your description of the ride, because it matched my experience as I detailed it in my trip log - practically word for word. Okay, I exaggerate - a little. But you describe it just exactly as I remembered it. With one small exception. I really felt for the employees who were so green at this ride that they struggled horribly with their clipboards to try to figure out how to properly fill up the rows of seats. I now understand why they have to do tech rehearsals on these things. It has nothing to do with the ride itself. That they can test without bodies, am I right? It was about working out the higher level mathematics of calculating the correct combinations of butts in seats. So glad I was there to help!

Can't wait to compare my Florida experience with the new ride/land when I visit USH in just three short months!

Rob Pastor

Published: March 20, 2014 at 3:56 PM

This looks great. And even better themed than Florida. Despicable Me, with it's two excellent pre shows, great simulater ride, and fun dance party, was better than we expected. My GF loves it so much, we rode it many many times during last fall's Orlando vacation. I'd like to see the restaurant & Super Silly Fun land in Florida if they could find the space. Universal hit a home run with this attraction, and it probably didn't cost an arm & a leg.
Anon Mouse

Published: March 20, 2014 at 3:57 PM

I find it odd that they did nothing to the Terminator queue line. I am disappointed that they did not open the fun area yet.

Published: March 20, 2014 at 5:41 PM

Definitely more elaborate than the USF version. Glad to see they didn't skimp on this.
Tony Duda

Published: March 20, 2014 at 8:57 PM

Looks great. The DM ride looks just like the USF version even though they didn't have to retro fit Jimmy Neutron. It also looks like they took the best pieces of USF's Springfield USA on new food places and themed them for DM.