Express Pass and Entrance Signs Added to Villain-Con Minion Blast in Universal Studios Florida

Shannen Ace

Express Pass and Entrance Signs Added to Villain-Con Minion Blast in Universal Studios Florida

Shannen Ace

Express Pass and Entrance Signs Added to Villain-Con Minion Blast in Universal Studios Florida

More signage has been added to the entrance of Villain-Con Minion Blast, a new attraction replacing Shrek 4-D at Universal Studios Florida.

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Production Central at Universal Studios Florida will become Illumination Avenue with the opening of Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Café.

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A sign for Universal Express Pass and an “attraction entrance” sign have been installed on the sides of the entrance archway.

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The yellow Universal Express Pass logo peeks over the construction walls.

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The other sign is presumably for the standby entrance.

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The show building has been painted and repainted until the old lettering for “Soundstage 4-D” was no longer visible and there are no weird faded rectangles.

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It’s finally looking nice and ready for new billboards or signs.

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The painting extended around the sides, too, where some flat squares remain for future signs.

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The painting on this side isn’t complete, as some splotches are still visible near the roof overhang and on the darker red sections.

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There are also a few dark splotches near the top of the building. Lights are covered in plastic wrap to keep them protected during painting.

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Next door, Monsters Cafe is becoming Minion Cafe. Blue scrim covers some of the scaffolding at the corner of the building.

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There are intense steel frames around the building, apparently to create new walls and a new marquee at the entrance.

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We could see construction notes on one steel post.

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Though Illumination Avenue seems heavily Minion-based right now, it will have “other surprises inspired by popular characters from Illumination’s blockbuster franchises.”

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The new land is scheduled to open this summer but an opening date has not been announced.

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Minion Cafe opened in early 2021 at Universal Studios Hollywood, and the Happiness Cafe at Universal Studios Japan serves Minion-themed food as part of the Minion Park area at the park. Minion Park is currently being cloned for Universal Studios Singapore with a 2024 projected open.

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