Registration Open, Dates Announced for Passholder Previews of Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida

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Registration Open, Dates Announced for Passholder Previews of Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida

Universal Orlando Resort Passholders can now RSVP for previews of Villain-Con Minion Blast, which will take place from August 4 through August 7, 2023.

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Passholders can RSVP for a specific date and time on the Universal Orlando Resort website.

The new Minion Land attraction has been operating intermittently for technical rehearsals for the past few weeks. During this period, the ride may not operate for the full day and some elements of the attraction “may not be available as our evil scientists work out all the glitches.” A grand opening date has not been announced.

Universal Orlando Resort will be celebrating Passholders from August 15 through September 30, 2023. During this time, guests with an annual pass will have access to exclusive merchandise, menu items, discounts, and other opportunities.

Villain-Con Minion Blast

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Minion Blast was developed in partnership between Universal’s award-winning creative team and the filmmakers from Illumination. This interactive blaster game experience invites guests to compete against each other in hopes to join the franchise’s most dastardly supervillains, the Vicious 6.

The attraction utilizes screen technology, gaming interactivity, and physical sets to create a unique, game-based adventure. Guests put their villainous skills to the test in immersive environments.

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The story behind the attraction is that guests are visiting Villain-Con, the biggest criminal convention on the planet, which has set itself up at Universal Studios Florida. At Villain-Con, guests take part in a competition to see if they have what it takes to become the newest member of the Vicious 6. Guests grab an interactive blaster and step onto a motion-based pathway to start blasting.

The walkway moves through several scenes where they earn points by shooting at a variety of items, causing as much destruction as possible. They will be able to track their points across multiple rides thanks to the Universal Orlando Resort app.

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At the moment, no photo or video is allowed in the queue or on the attraction itself, but stay tuned for the latest as this new experience introduces itself to guests for the first time.

Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is taking the place of the now-defunct Shrek 4D attraction at Universal Studios Florida. You can take a final look at Shrek 4D before the closure in our post here and the closing night crowds in our post here.

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