Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Universal Orlando 2012 new attractions/shows lineup and dates

New at Universal Studios Florida®
Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Opening Summer 2012

Join Gru, Margo, Edith, Agnes—and of COURSE the mischievous minions—on an unforgettable 3-D ride experience! When Gru recruits you for his latest scheme, you'll become a minion! It's a hysterical mix of chaos and family fun for everyone!

Begin the adventure in Gru's super-villain home where you'll undergo "minion training." In typical Gru fashion things take a wacky twist, with you and your family landing in a laugh-out-loud adventure that ends with an interactive dance party where you can show off your best moves.

Universal's Cinematic Spectacular – 100 Years of Movie Memories
Opening Spring 2012

Relive Universal Pictures' most beloved films during this multi-media nighttime show that projects legendary movie clips onto cutting-edge waterfall screens. Narrated by award-winning actor Morgan Freeman, the experience will take you on a journey through epic cinematic moments filled with heroes, horror, laughter, good, evil and triumph.

Universal's Superstar Parade
Opening Spring 2012

Sing, dance, and clap along with some of your favorite characters like the minions from Despicable Me, E.B. from Hop and Nickelodeon's Dora & Diego and SpongeBob SquarePants in this live, interactive parade! Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy performances and character meet and greets prior to the parade at select locations throughout the day.

New at Universal's Islands of Adventure®
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man®
Re-opening March 2012

Get set to soar with Spidey like never before! The top-rated ride is getting a radical reboot, complete with all-new high-definition animation, new high-tech 3-D glasses, and upgrades to the audio and lighting making it feel like an all-new experience!

The reanimation of the ride film will include an entirely new level of detail for guests to discover, including a cameo by legendary comic book icon and Spider-Man co-creator, Stan Lee.

New at Universal CityWalk®
Blue Man Group, Grand Re-opening February 2012

This February, they're back with a new show. Experience the evolution of genius with incredible new performances, astounding new music, and a new stage. Forget what you know—that was then…this is wow!

Hollywood Drive-In Golf, Opening February 2012

It's mini golf as you've NEVER played it before! Enjoy 36 holes across two courses elaborately themed to remind you of classic 1950s drive-in movies. Choose your adventure: The Haunting of Ghostly Greens, or Invaders From Planet Putt!