The biggest news out of Universal this year may have been the opening of Hagrid's Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, but some other news has been coming out of Universal Orlando Resort in recent weeks that you might have missed! From changes to existing attractions to character changes and even a transportation addition, here's all the low-key changes that Universal fans should definitely know about!
1. Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem goes 2D
The popular Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem attraction at Universal Studios Florida has followed its West Coast counterpart by removing the ride's 3D effect. This attraction now features a remastered the 2D film, no glasses required! No reason was given for this sudden change, but some have speculated that the growing unpopularity of 3D attractions could be behind this change.
"We consistently evaluate and refine our Guest experiences, and we are excited for them to experience Despicable Me Minion Mayhem this way," Universal said in an official statement about the change.
2. She-Ra now meeting guests through the end of August
Universal quietly debuted a new character at Islands of Adventure several weeks ago: She-Ra from the Netflix/DreamWorks series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. Right now She-Ra meets guests outside of the Mythos restaurant several times a day beginning at 10:30 am. Interestingly, Universal has confirmed that right now this character greeting experience will be a temporary offering, with She-Ra currently scheduled to leave the park after August 31st.