Love the Minions from Despicable Me? Now, there’s a new shop in town! Explore the all-new Minion Mart in this month’s park update!
This update will focus on the new Minion Mart. But first, some quick shots around the park:
With the new Easter programme, expect the park to be more crowded than usual!
Shrek’s Stump/Home has been closed off, with the doors sealed. I’ve no idea what’s happening here – though it means one less photo spot with park characters. This stump actually hides a ride vehicle maintenance/storage facility for Enchanted Airways. Thanks J for mentioning this in the last update.
No updates on Battlestar Galactica – although some of the Sci-Fi City props under the tracks look visibly cleaner, like they’re repainted.
Nothing but silence.
Sesame Street now has these covers for the overflow switchbacks, telling guests where the entrance is (because it can get confusing).
Good weekend business for Sesame Street – even around mid-day, the first overflow queue was full.
Hollywood now has a new Minion Mart – for all things Despicable Me. Outside the story is a giant-sized Minion (Jerry from DM1?), who will be available for pictures all day, every day.
Minion Mart takes over Silver Screen Collectibles, which has the Café Montmartre facade. The same collectibles (“Oscar” trophies and Records) are still available at the adjacent store. This also marks the second time a retail area themed to Betty Boop has been axed.
The first one was at Brown Derby (which became Sesame Street themed), and now her second shop is taken over by minions. Betty Boop now greets guests outside The Darkroom, a neighbouring store that sells photography supplies and “green-screen” photos.
It’s not a big shop and the decor is simple with mainly printed and 2D elements. Nonetheless it’s far nicer than the old Betty Boop shop, and I’m sure the merch, being all about Minions, will definitely sell well.
The main Universal Studios Singapore store, just across the road, still has its Despicable Me retail area. It’s uncertain if it will remain this way, because Minion Mart isn’t big enough to display everything (yet).
It’s cool to see so much yellow and blue in one store, though.
Smaller items, like pins and magnets, got the most out of this new store. It’s much easier to browse and pick.
Release your inner diva!
Cute flat drawings of minions near the ceiling. My favourite is this:
What are you looking at?
Fluffy! Why leave with just one?
The large minion outside the store is so popular you might need to wait in line for your turn. Crew members will be around to assist with photography.
That’s about it for this month! Remember to check out the entry covering the park’s first Easter-themed event: Easter Egg Island!
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