NEW Details Revealed For Villain-Con Minion Blast

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Get ready for a wacky and Minion-ified summer at Universal Orlando Resort!

If you haven’t visited Universal Studios Florida in a while, you may have missed the transformation of the front section of the Park. The area, which was previously known as Production Central, is getting a decidedly yellow makeover. The area will soon become Minions Land, and although it’s already punctuated by the popular Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem attraction, several new offerings will be opening additionally.

A little girl eats a banana in front of Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem as two costumed minions look on at her.
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Replacing the Universal Classic Monsters Cafe is the new Minion Cafe, the marquee dining location within the land. This zany, themed quick-service eatery promises to be colorful and delicious. A new menu boasts over 20 items, including eclectic “despica-bowls” such as Otto’s Noodle Bowl and Carl’s Crispy Cauliflower (vegan offering); delectable handhelds such as the Steak & “Cheese Ray” Sandwich; adorable desserts such as Bob’s Teddy Bear Chocolate Cream Puff; a kids’ menu for the “mini Minions” in the family that includes items like the Mini Boss’ Mega Melt; and so much more.

Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida Concept Art
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Also in the realm of food, Guests are looking forward to the Pop-o-Nana popcorn stand, which will sell unique banana-flavored popcorn. Freeze Ray pops will serve up villain-inspired popsicles, and the massive pink Bake My Day bakery will serve a variety of Minion-themed sweet treats, including cupcakes, s’mores, and more.

In terms of attractions, Universal will open the Illumination Theater, which will give Guests the opportunity to meet and greet characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, as well as Rosita, Gunter, and Johnny from Sing (2016).

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However, one of the most anticipated elements of the new land is the brand-new Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, a one-of-its-kind attraction that combines a shooter attraction, a dark ride, and a unique moving walkway. Universal released more information on the attraction experience today on their blog;

Well, bring on the Minion fanfare because the people who brought you Illumination’s “Despicable Me and Minions” movies are bringing you an all-new attraction: Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast. This is an exclusive, one-of-a-kind, fully immersive gaming experience.

Picture this: you’re on your way to Orlando, FL to attend Villain-Con, the world’s largest convention for villains. And one of history’s most infamous supervillain groups, the Vicious 6 (you know them from Illumination’s blockbuster hit “Minions: The Rise of Gru”), have set up a special challenge at the convention to find their newest member – and yes, it could be you! If you’ve ever wanted to prove how bad you really are, this is your chance. As you walk into the attraction, you’ll pick up your E-Liminator X blaster and glide along a moving walkway causing as much chaos and destruction as possible to impress the villains and get more points. Around every turn and corner, you’ll encounter another member of the Vicious 6, as well as the beloved (and mischievous) Minions – did someone say purple Minions?

My favorite thing about this attraction is that it’s truly fun for the whole family. There’s no height requirement (although kids must be able to stand on their own to ride it), so your children will enjoy it, teens will be amped because they’ll be able to track their progress on the app and customize the blaster for subsequent rides, and adults (like me) are ready to put our competitive hats on to see if we have what it takes to become the newest member of the Vicious 6.

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