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Universal Orlando will open Minion Land on Aug. 11

todayJuly 31, 2023

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Minion Land on Illumination Avenue will officially open to guests on Aug. 11 at Universal Studios Florida, Universal Orlando Resort announced Monday.

The land expands upon the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction. 

The main feature is the new interactive attraction Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, a partnership between Universal Creative and Illumination. Visitors will compete at the fictional supervillain convention to see whether they have the skills to join The Vicious 6, a group of supervillains featured in “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”

Visitors will pick up an interactive blaster and step onto a moving pathway that will take them around different scenes in immersive sets. They will earn points by blasting a variety of objects.

Evil Stuff, a new retail location, gives visitors options to gear up for their villainous transformation.

Minion Land also offers themed eateries like Illumination’s Minion Café, a new eatery run by the Minions featuring inventive fare for every guest; Pop-A-Nana, a kiosk featuring banana-flavored popcorn; Freeze Ray Pops, a walk-up window serving colorful frozen treats; and Bake My Day, bakery featuring Minion-themed sweet treats.  

At Illumination Theater, visitors can meet, greet, and interact with characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes from the “Despicable Me” franchise, and Rosita, Gunter, and Johnny from the hit film “Sing.”

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