Universal Orlando Will Be Opening a Minion Land Next Summer — What We Know so Far

The land will also be complete with a new attraction, Villain-Con Minion Blast.

Promo for the new Illumination's Villain-Con Minion Blast ride at Universal Orlando

Courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort

A new Minions-themed land, and matching ride, will be coming to Universal Orlando Resort next summer.

Minion Land, which will be located on Florida theme park's Illumination Avenue, will also consist of a new ride, Villain-Con Minion Blast, the park shared with Travel + Leisure in its announcement.

The family-friendly attraction, poised to bring “loads of diabolical fun,” was developed in partnership between Universal’s award-winning creative team and the acclaimed filmmakers from Illumination, one of the entertainment industry’s leading producers of event-animated films. 

“This interactive, blaster game experience will invite guests to put their villainous skills to the test as they compete against each other in a bid to join the ranks of the franchise’s most infamous supervillains,” Universal shared with T+L in a press release.

Set at Villain-Con, “the biggest criminal convention on the planet,” guests will compete to become the newest members of The Vicious 6, supervillain characters from “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” 

A pioneering attraction, it will marry “innovative screen technology” with “state-of-the-art gaming interactivity and elaborate physical sets” promising “to create a one-of-a-kind, game-based adventure where guests encounter immersive environments, nefarious villains and tons of mischievous Minions from Illumination’s films in a whole new way.” 

During the attraction, guests will utilize an interactive blaster as they test their skills and earn points by “blasting a variety of items and causing as much mayhem and destruction as possible.”

Unlike a traditional attraction vehicle, riders will be standing on a motion-based pathway as they “wind and glide through various scenes where they earn points by blasting a variety of items and causing as much mayhem and destruction as possible.” 

The unique experience promises to be a “mischief-filled experience that’s so much fun, it’s a crime.” 

Minion Land will also be complete with a new Minion Cafe, sister location to its counterpart at Universal Studios Hollywood, along with “other surprises inspired by popular characters from Illumination’s blockbuster franchises” will also be a part of the land. 

Fan-favorite attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction, based on the the most successful animated franchise in cinematic history, will join the new Minion land.

More details are expected to be revealed in the coming month for Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Land, Universal shares. 

The announcement comes during a period of tremendous growth for the central Florida theme park resort as guests are eager for the upcoming new theme park, Epic Universe.

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