The movies, if you don’t know them, star a crotchety mad genius, Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), and his horde of nearly identical yellow henchmen (the Minions); their ride, which is considerably more charming than the films, give the little guys ample opportunity for some cartoon violence and giggly gags. The kid-friendly show/stationary ride takes place in a theater full of individual open-air ride platforms that have all the characteristics of motion simulators except claustrophobia. Strategy: An option for those prone to motion sickness is to request a car that doesn’t move at all—the perfectly animated 3-D movie is immensely action-packed and is entertaining without it.