As we previously reported, a Minions Villain-Con attraction is coming to Universal Studios Florida. Universal has officially announced Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast opening in summer 2023.
Villain-Con is a fictional Orlando-based convention featured in the first “Minions” film. The Villain-Con attraction will join the pre-existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and upcoming Minions Café to become an entire Minion Land.
Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast will be an interactive attraction in which guests “blast your way to supervillain stardom.”
It will use “innovative screen technology, state-of-the-art gaming interactivity and elaborate physical sets” for an immersive game-based attraction.
Here’s more description from Universal Orlando Resort:
The world-class attraction transports guests to Villain-Con – the biggest criminal convention on the planet – to take part in an epic competition to see if they have what it takes to become the newest member of The Vicious 6, a notorious group of supervillains from the hit film, “Minions: The Rise of Gru.” Guests who are up for the challenge will grab an interactive blaster and step onto a motion-based pathway to put their skills to the test. They’ll 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. It’s a unique, mischief-filled experience that’s so much fun, it’s a crime.
This will replace the retired Shrek 4-D attraction, which closed in January 2022. Check out our latest construction update for Villain-Con Minion Blast here.