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Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem (USF)

Discussion in 'Universal Studios Florida' started by Brian G., May 19, 2011.

  1. Mad Dog

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    Universal Orlando has had a hell of a ROI from that fairly inexpensive refurbed attraction and a big money merch. store. That got a lot without spending much.
     
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    All 3 iterations of that ride system have been absolutely solid.

    I don’t think this is the last we’ll see of Despicable Me or Nickelodeon.
     
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    And it's a ride that's been easily ported to other parks (and yet another, with Singapore in the works. I believe it's going in Beijing, too?)

    One thing I like about Illumination is they have in-house writers to handle theme park attractions and related LBE experiences. Minion Mayhem as one of the best ride scripts of any modern theme park addition, and you can always tell when Universal Creative writes it (Forbidden Journey, Fast & Furious) versus members of the originating teams.
     
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    The ride has always seen a healthy wait time over the many years it is open. Why change the 3D part now?
     
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    Next they'll remove the motion so people don't get sick... LOL
     
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    "Also known as benches". What a great line.
     
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    We don't need no stinkin thrill, in a theme park. ;):lol: ....pardon mam, but that's why you can sit in the seats that don't move.
     
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    Story on this on Theme Park Insider, plus a heavily replied to Survey on 3D on rides in general. Surprisingly, the anti 3D vote was a smaller percentage than I expected (apx. 25%)
     
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    Normally when it's a huge deal for the fanbase it is an emergent issue for the GP
     
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    Yeah, for 25% of guests (which means it is affecting, on average, one person in a family of four) to complain about anything means there's a pretty big issue. That's not a small percentage.
     
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    2-D show with seats that don’t move sounds a lot like a trip to the movies lol
     
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    But the question (survey) doesn't refer to DM. It's about 3D in general. So does that mean because 25% of the people don't care for 3D that it should be removed from SpiderMan, Transformers etc.....Heck, if you asked about do you like riding coasters at Universal, I'll bet more than that would say they don't care for coasters. Does that mean then that there shouldn't be any coasters in the park.Or spinning flat rides. Same. I think that's flawed logic.
     
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    They aren't getting constant complaints about coasters or spinning rides. And you don't know that DMMM didn't have a higher percentage that disliked 3D. Guest Service complaints mean a lot and UOR takes them seriously and reacts quickly to them. I'd say a higher than average percentage of guests complaining were mentioning Despicable Me for UOR to deem this change as worth it. They clearly think it will make a difference and they must've liked the response Hollywood had since the 2D conversion.
     
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    Very unfortunate......Will ruin the attraction. Simpson's always made me feel queazier. No glasses, no 3D.. What a dumb move. Guess my express pass won't mean so much for this movie/ride. Too bad the 25% rules. I will add that 25% does not necessarily mean 1 child/adult out of a family of 4. May well mean a family of 4 whiners who birch about anything. Rant over.
    A bit more. I visit at the "slowest" times of the year. This is ALWAYS one of the longest wait times. This is PURELY a budget cut move. Nothing more.
     
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    The emergent issues has now emerged
     
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    Really don’t see what kind of cost savings this could provide to be the real reason.
     
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    I don't think budget cuts were the issue here

    This isn't Disneyland
     
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    So the reason is pleasing 25% (presumption) and pissing off 75%? I see your logic. That makes total sense....If you don't live in Montana.
     
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    You’re speaking in absolutes with no facts. Saying it’s only for cost savings is your point to prove. Not mine.
     
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    And yet Fast & Furious is still unchanged :(
     
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