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Minion Land Now Open at Universal Studios Florida with a Brand-New Attraction

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Bello, froggy friends! Frogs are now able to enter Villain-Con — the biggest gathering of criminals anywhere. That's right! A brand-new attraction has arrived at Universal Studios Florida. But ... that's not all. There's more marvelous Minion mayhem to experience in Minion Land, the area formerly known as Production Central. Anxious to know more? Well, strap on your goggles and overalls and keep reading because we have all the despicable details!

Minion Land - Universal

Overview of Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida

Everyone's favorite banana-loving henchman now have top billing at Universal Studios Florida! As soon as you enter through those iconic arches, you'll step foot in Minion Land on Illumination Avenue. This new land features two downright dastardly attractions, one diabolically delicious restaurant, one sinfully sweet bakery and several other fiendishly fun places to grab treats. Not to mention a brand new photo op location where you can meet your favorite Illumination characters!

When Does Minion Land Open?

Minion Land officially opened at Universal Studios Florida on Aug. 11! We've absolutely loved getting to explore and experience this nefarious new addition to the park.

What Attractions Are in Minion Land?

Minions Land Universal - Villain-Con

Joining the beloved Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem is Illumination's Villain-Con Minion Blast. This first-of-its-kind diabolical family attraction allows frogs to put their sinister skills to the test and take part in an epic competition. Fuel up on those bananas and see if you have what it takes to join the hallowed ranks of The Vicious 6, the most infamous group of supervillains in the world. Grab your E-Liminator X and step onto a motion-based pathway where you'll wind and glide through various villainous scenes and earn points by blasting a variety of items. The goal? Cause as much mayhem and destruction as possible by blasting bubbles, crates, bots, records, drones and more! (Oh...and you can definitely shoot the Minions. Those little guys are practically indestructible!)

Combining innovative screen technology, state-of-the-art gaming interactivity and elaborate physical sets, this game-based adventure brings you face-to-face with nefarious villains and tons of mischievous Minions in a whole new way. Familiar faces include the fierce Belle Bottom and the crustaceous Jean Clawed.

Customize your preferences, keep track of your score, opt into special missions and earn achievements using Connected Gameplay on the Universal Orlando Resort app! Before you arrive, create your player name, choose your player icon and select a background. Once you choose your blaster in the queue, tap your phone to your E-Liminator X. (Make sure NFC in your phone settings is turned on!)

Villain-Con has taken residence in the soundstage formerly occupied by Shrek 4-D, right across the street from Gru's house!

What Restaurants Are in Minion Land?

Minions Land Universal - Minion Cafe Exterior

Dine like a supervillain at the brand-new Minion Café, the marquee dining location of Minion Land. This immersive new eatery houses a highly-entertaining dining experience themed after beloved Minions — Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto.

Minions Land Universal - Minion Cafe Interior

Hungry frogs have the chance to enter and explore three separate dining areas: the Kitchen, where you get a glimpse of the explosive equipment and gear the Minions are using to whip up the cafe's delicious dishes; the Breakroom, where you can find questionable "Office Safety Tips" and a vending machine stocked with mischievous items; and the Dining Room, where you get to check out colorful artwork courtesy of the Minions and more! Frogs can also enjoy their meal on the outdoor patio that overlooks all the marvelous madness of Minion Land.

Minions Land Universal - Minion Cafe Food

Now, what have these overall-laden henchmen cooked up for you? Well, we're delighted to share that they're serving up an inventive menu full of family-friendly fare (with input from Universal Orlando's award-winning, culinary team, of course)!Choose from nearly 20 items inspired by memorable characters and staples from the "Despicable Me" franchise, including vibrant "Despica-Bowls" such as Otto's Noddle Bowl, Agnes's Honeymoon Soup and the vegan Carl's Crispy Cauliflower, scrumptious handhelds such as the Steak & "Cheese Ray" sandwich and mouthwatering desserts such as Bob's Teddy Bear Chocolate Cream Puff. Tadpoles also get to indulge in delectable dishes such as Mini Boss' Mega Melt. An express window with a limited menu is also available — perfect for frogs on the go!

Minions Land Universal - Bake My Day Desserts

That's not all Minion Land has to offer when it comes to silencing growling bellies! If you spotted a giant pink cupcake while conquering the Double Take on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, you've seen the new location of Bake My Day, a brand-new bakery that serves up cupcakes, macarons, s'mores and more. Additionally, this shop serves as a retail location where you can find Minion-inspired merchandise, such as apparel, plushes, drinkware, accessories, keychains and more.

Minions Land Universal - Pop-a-Nana Popcorn

Still haven't satisfied your sweet tooth? Then be sure to hit up Pop-A-Nana where you can find sweet and savory popcorn (banana-flavored, anyone?!?) and an adorable assortment of popcorn buckets, including the famous Minion Selfie Bucket. And, of course, don't leave Minion Land without taking a peek inside Freeze Ray Pops for refreshing beverages and a variety of colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions and the vicious Vector.

Mininos Land Universal - Freeze Ray Popsicles

What Else Is In Minion Land?

Minions Land Universal - Evil Stuff

Every good ride ends at a gift shop. Once you've proven your worth at Villain-Con: Minion Blast, be sure to stock up on fart guns, toy blasters and other gizmos at Evil Stuff! There are also some super cute threads available to help you strut your super-villain style. (Just know that even The Vicious 6 doesn't condone the Five Finger Discount.)

You didn't think you'd be able to stroll Illumination Avenue without meeting a few beloved characters, did you? Well, get your camera ready because you can cause all sorts of mischievous mayhem with the Minions, Gru, Agnes, Margo, Edith and Vector from the "Despicable Me" series AND jam along with Rosita, Gunter and Johnny from the hit film "Sing" at the brand-new outdoor Illumination Theater facade. Not only that but there's also colorful murals, photo ops and more throughout the land that celebrate additional characters from Illumination's popular films!

Where Else Can You Find the Minions?

Minions Universal Ride - Despicable Me

Long before Minion Land was even a twinkle in Universal Creative's eye, our favorite yellow troublemakers have been calling Universal Orlando home — with both a beloved simulator in the former Production Central and some epically themed rooms at one of the on-site hotels!

Transform into a Minion yourself and undergo basic (and not-so-basic) training under the watchful eyes of Margo, Agnes and Edith at Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem in Universal Studios. Once you've changed back to a human, exit the ride and get groovy with Gru's trusted henchmen in an interactive Minion-inspired dance party, then stock up on Gru-approved gadgets and marvelous Minion merch at Super Silly Stuff. You can also spend a night in Gru's laboratory and catch some Z's on a missile-shaped bed when you book a kids' suite at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

Are you excited about the new Minion attraction at Universal Orlando Resort? What are you ordering first at Minion Café? Let us know in the comments below!

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Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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Jun 20, 2023 at 1:39 p.m. Scarlett Christensen Says...

Do you have the exact date it is opening? We will be there July 15th

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May 24, 2023 at 4 p.m. Sonding Lom Son Says...

Nice

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May 24, 2023 at 11:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks for hopping by, Sonding!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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