A new complimentary “My 1st Visit” button featuring a Minion is now available at Universal Orlando Resort.
“My 1st Visit” Minion Button
The blue button features Stuart, a one-eyed Minion, celebrating below the words “My 1st Visit.” The Universal Orlando Resort globe logo is in white to the side.
For the last several years, Universal Orlando Resort has only had two complimentary buttons available: a birthday button and a general celebrating button. Team Members often wrote “first visit” on the orange celebrating buttons.
For now, these new first visit buttons are only available at guest services — we picked ours up at guest services in Universal Studios Florida. The birthday and celebrating buttons are available at stands and merchandise locations throughout the parks.
Minions are taking over Production Central at Universal Studios Florida and turning it into Illumination Avenue / Minion Land. A new sign for Minion Land was just installed.
Will you be wearing this button during your first visit to Universal Orlando Resort and the upcoming Minion Land? Let us know in the comments!
Illumination’s Minion Land
Illumination’s Minion Land at Universal Orlando Resort will be opening this summer with a variety of new eateries and attractions for guests to enjoy.
The land will take over Production Central, transforming it into Illumination Avenue with a new Minion Café (replacing the former Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Café) and “other surprises inspired by popular characters from Illumination’s blockbuster franchises.”
The back of the Transformers: The Ride show building has been painted teal blue to match the new land. As seen in the above concept art, “Illumination” will be added to the wall.
The attractions will be the pre-existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and brand new Villain-Con Minion Blast. The façade of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was recently refurbished.
Read more details about Villain-Con Minion Blast, which will be a moving walkway and shooting ride where Shrek 4-D once was. It won’t have a height requirement and guests will be able to track their score in the Universal Orlando Resort app.
The gift shop for Villain-Con Minion Blast will be Evil Stuff, judging by a sign installed in March. It is directly across from Despicable Me Minion Mayhem’s Super Silly Stuff shop.
In addition to Minion Café, food and beverage locations will include Freeze Ray Pops, Bake My Day, and Pop-A-Nana. At Pop-A-Nana, guests will be able to get banana-flavored popcorn and Minion-inspired popcorn buckets.
Bake My Day — which has a giant pink cupcake on its roof — will serve cupcakes, macarons, and s’mores. This venue will also feature a selection of Minion-inspired merchandise, including apparel, plush, drinkware, accessories, keychains, and more. Freeze Ray Pops will have a variety of colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions, and Vector.