Minion goggles will no longer be required on Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida.
The motion simulator attraction is no longer in 3D as of Thursday. The ride film will now be in 2D, matching a recent change to the Universal Hollywood version. Universal Studios Japan’s Minion Mayhem, which opened in 2017, has been in 2D since its debut.
“We consistently evaluate and refine our guest experiences – and we are excited for our guests to experience Despicable Me Minion Mayhem this way,” Universal said in a statement to Orlando Rising.
Months earlier, Universal had refused to comment on whether Orlando would follow Hollywood’s lead in removing 3D from the attraction.
“We’re not going to comment on rumors,” Universal spokesperson Tom Schroeder said at the time.
Universal Orlando has often been criticized for relying too heavily on screens and 3D effects. Of the last 10 attractions added across Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure, seven prominently feature screens, though the trend was broken with this year’s Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
There have been signs Universal has wanted to move away from the use of 3D goggles, if only to eliminate the cost of cleaning, repairing and replacing them. The maligned Fast & Furious: Supercharged opened in 2018 without requiring 3D goggles, even though its counterpart on the Universal Hollywood tram tour does.
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