'Despicable Me' ride to open in July

Universal Orlando launches newest attraction

(Universal Pictures)

Orlando, Fla. – Universal Studios Orlando announced the official opening date of the new "Despicable Me" minion mayhem attraction on Wednesday.

Universal officials said the ride will open at Universal Orlando on July 2. Officials tested the ride on theme park guests prior to the announcement on Monday.

According to Universal, visitors see several videos featuring characters from the movie before taking a 3-D "virtual" adventure through Gru's "super-villain laboratory." Guests exit the ride into an interactive area where minions and team members dance to music from the film.

"Despicable Me" minion mayhem joins several new attractions this summer, including the "Universal's Superstar Parade," and a nighttime lagoon show, "Universal's Cinematic Spectacular."