This summer, the new Minion Land will open at Universal Studios Florida with a new attraction, a Minions-themed cafe, character meet-and-greets and more. These new experiences and attractions will join the fan-favorite Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride — creating an immersive new area of the park.
Illuminations Villain-Con Minion Blast
Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is a new attraction that transports guests to Villain-Con: the worldwide convention for criminals where hopeful supervillains test their mettle in an attempt to join the supervillain group, the Vicious 6.
Universal describes Villain-Con Minion Blast as a family-friendly “interactive, blaster game experience” where guests will 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.”
Villain-Con Minion Blast will combine innovative screen technology with elaborate physical sets to create an immersive experience where guests are part of the action.
Rather than a traditional ride vehicle, you will step onto a motion-based pathway and wield a blaster as you wind and glide through a series of scenes. Riders earn points by blasting items and causing as much mischief as possible. Along the way, you’ll encounter familiar characters from the “Minions” franchise and, of course, lots of mischievous yellow Minions.
New Minion Land Dining
In addition to the new attraction, Universal is opening multiple dining locations throughout Minion Land.
It’s Minions in the kitchen, mischief in the dining room, and tons of tasty food at the new Illumination’s Minion Cafe – the marquee dining location within Minion Land. This immersive new eatery offers something for every palate in a highly-entertaining dining experience that features three themed areas designed after beloved Minions Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto: the Kitchen – where guests will get a glimpse of the equipment and gear the Minions have used to whip up the cafe’s menu; the Breakroom – where guests can dine in the Minions’ break space that includes everything from “Office Safety Tips” to a vending machine stocked with mischievous items; and the Dining Room – a vibrant space adorned with colorful artwork courtesy of the Minions and more. Guests can also enjoy their meal on an outdoor patio that overlooks the fun of Minion Land.
Just as eye-catching as Minion Cafe’s incredibly-themed surroundings is its delicious menu – the latest example of how Universal Orlando’s award-winning culinary team continues to raise the bar when it comes to theme park dining. Guests of all ages can enjoy inventive, family-friendly fare featuring nearly 20 items inspired by memorable characters and staples from the Minions franchise, including eclectic “despica-bowls” such as Otto’s Noodle Bowl, Agnes’s Honeymoon Soup 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.
The Minion Cafe will also feature an express window with a limited menu for those looking to satisfy their mischievous cravings quickly and return to the mayhem in Minion Land.
BAKE MY DAY
Topped with a massive pink cupcake that’s visible from anywhere in the land, Bake My Day is a whimsical retail location and bakery featuring a selection of Minion-themed sweet treats, including cupcakes, macarons, s’mores and more, along with exclusive Minion-inspired merchandise like apparel, plush, drinkware, accessories, keychains and more.
Banana-flavored popcorn, anyone? This walkup location features sweet and savory popcorn inspired by the Minions’ love for bananas. Here, guests may also find an assortment of cute popcorn buckets, including the Minion Selfie bucket.
FREEZE RAY POPS
Guests can cool off with a visit to Freeze Ray Pops, featuring a variety of colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions and Vector – along with beverages.
Character Meet and Greets
Guests can meet characters from the “Minions” films and Sing films at the Illumination Theater. This outdoor area will be the go-to spot for character meet-and-greets and photo opportunities with favorite characters.
Universal Studios hasn’t released the official opening date for Minion Land but it will sometime in Summer 2023. Check back for more details as they are released!