Our 1st Trip to Universal Studios #MinionRide

It had been about 20 years since I last went to Universal Studios with my elementary school, so I had no idea what to expect. All I remembered was Jaws, King Kong, and the ET ride, boy has it changed. For me, there were two things we


 to do on our visit, meet a Transformer and of course go on the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride! My girls have been asking to go visit the Minions all Summer long and on this day, Lexie's 4th birthday, we did. 

As soon as we walked through the gates, we headed straight to the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. It was my girls first 3D experience and they loved  it! They were a little nervous as they waited because they could hear the screams from behind the door. But the characters from Despicable Me were making us laugh the whole time we waited in line, just think, fart gun. 

The Minion Ride was so fun, in fact, it ended with a dance party. As we exited the ride, we were greeted with Super Silly Fun Land, just like in the movie! My girls ran straight for the playground and we hung out there for a bit before heading to the Silly Swirly Fun Ride and then on to the water play area. 

My girls will always say yes to a water fun zone and the one in Super Silly Fun Land is lots of fun! 

The minions are the best! 

I am not a fan of roller coasters or rides, to be honest I was a little afraid of what the 3D rides were going to be like. But that's the awesome thing about

Universal Studios

there is so much more to do than just standing in line for a 10 second ride. Their 3D rides are like a movie and an experience. My girls are still a little too little to get on some of the rides, but we had so much fun tracking down our favorite characters, meeting them and taking pictures. As you can see, I found Bumble Bee! 

 Make sure to check them out on




, and


 and if you buy your tickets


, you can save $5 per ticket. Oh and another tip, when you are at Universal Studios, go to the mobile site on your phone and you can get wait times and arrival times for your favorite characters as well as all the info you need on height requirements for the rides and a map. 

Have you been to Universal Studios lately? It's a super fun place to spend a day with the family in Southern California.