Universal Orlando Resort Team Members Invited to Ride Test Villain-Con Minion Blast Today

Universal Orlando Resort Team Members have been invited to ride test Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida today, Wednesday, July 12.

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Executives and management Team Members were testing Villain-Con Minion Blast earlier today. The open exit of the attraction gave us our first look at the ride’s safety warnings.

Regular Team Members wishing to participate in the ride test this afternoon do not need to register in advance. They must show their UO ID to enter through the Mel’s Drive-in service yard near the Transformers meet-and-greet.

Ride testing will be from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Team Members are not allowed to take photos or video. Guests, third-party Team Members, and concessionaires are not invited. Admission is first-come, first-served.

Villain-Con Minion Blast

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Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is a moving walkway stand-through shooting attraction that will use screen technology, gaming interactivity, and physical sets. Guests will put their villainous skills to the test in these immersive environments to become the next member of the Vicious 6. Guests will be able to keep track of their scores and compete against each other.

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.

At this time, we still don’t have an opening date for Illuminations’ Villain-Con Minion Blast. Are you looking forward to the new Villain-Con experience opening at Universal Studios Florida? Stay tuned to Universal Parks News Today for all the latest updates and full coverage of the opening of Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast this summer.

Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida

Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida

Minion Land has taken over most of Production Central, transforming it into Illumination Avenue. Minion Café has replaced the former Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe, and is joined by Bake My Day, Freeze Ray Pops, and Pop-A-Nana. You can take our full tour of Minion Café and check out all of the Bake My Day merchandise and treats. Read our Minion Land food reviews, too:

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The attractions are the pre-existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and the upcoming Villain-Con Minion Blast. The façade of Despicable Me Minion Mayhem was recently refurbished.

The Minions and other Illumination characters have meet-and-greets outside Illumination Theater.

The back of the Transformers: The Ride show building has been painted teal blue to match the new land.

An entirely different Minion Land also exists at Universal Studios Beijing. However, at Universal Studios Japan, Minion Park is yet another separate land, with a clone under construction at Universal Studios Singapore. A different version of Minion Café exists at Universal Studios Hollywood.

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