Minion Cafe Closed Temporarily at Universal Studios Florida

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Minion Cafe, the restaurant located in Minion Land, is now temporarily closed at Universal Studios Florida. Minion Cafe Closed Illumination’s Minion Cafe is the newest restaurant at Universal Studios Florida and has quickly become one of the most popular. As you can guess, this quick-service restaurant serves up “Despicable Me”-themed dishes. From Agnes’ Honeymoon Soup … Read more

Illumination Mural Completed, Secret Life of Pets Characters Move into New York

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After Minion Land and Illumination Avenue took over the former Production Central area at Universal Studios Florida, new additions have arrived in New York. Additionally, the mural and marquee that were being added to the side of the Transformers: The Ride 3-D building have finally been completed. Illumination Mural & Marquee The Illumination marquee and … Read more

PHOTOS: Slow Progress on Minion Land Illumination Mural at Universal Studios Florida

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Work finally began last month on the Illumination mural on the wall behind Minion Cafe in Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida. The mural was teased in concept art of the land and the back wall of the Transformers: The Ride 3D building was painted teal blue to prepare for the mural. The land officially … Read more

PHOTOS: Celebrate Christmas and Grinchmas With Holiday Decorations at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Unlike Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood doesn’t have Seuss Landing — but they still find a way to celebrate “Grinchmas.” The Whos take over Universal Plaza with their whimsical decorations. Plus, wizards and Minions have decorated their respective areas of the park. Universal Studios Hollywood Holiday Decorations Entrance Lights are wrapped around the palm trees … Read more

PHOTOS: Painting Finally Begins on Illumination Mural in New Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida

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Painting has finally started on the mural on the wall behind Minion Cafe. When Universal Orlando released details for the new Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida, the concept art depicted an Illumination Entertainment mural on the wall behind Minion Cafe. Minion Land officially opened on August 11, 2023, with a blank blue wall, but … Read more

PHOTOS: Trick-or-Treat Minion Popcorn Bucket Now Terrorizing Universal Orlando Resort

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Halloween season is in full swing here at Universal Orlando Resort. The scariest time of the year brings a lot of tricks and plenty of treats to Universal Studios Florida, including new popcorn buckets. If you prefer not to be given nightmares from your voice activated Chucky popcorn bucket, a new seasonal bucket is available … Read more

PHOTOS: Minion Land Sign Updated, Minions’ Hair Made Less Sharp and Pointy at Universal Studios Florida

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The sign for Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida has received a small update, in which some of the Minions’ pointy hair has been flattened or shortened and rounded off. Minion Land Sign Updated Previously, the Evil Minion’s purple hair was quite pointy, and extended over the edge of the fencing. Now, the points of … Read more

PHOTOS: Villain-Con Minion Blast Now Accepting Express, Minion Cafe Sign Completed, & V6 App-Interactive Medallions Added at Universal Studios Florida

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Bello! Minion Land is officially open at Universal Studios Florida. This newly rethemed area of the park consists of several dining and shopping locations, a character meet and greet, and a brand new attraction, Villain-Con Minion Blast. The land had been going through technical rehearsals in phases over the summer, but now that Minion Land … Read more

PHOTOS: Villain-Con Minion Blast Queue Walkthrough at Universal Studios Florida

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Villain-Con Minion Blast will officially open with the rest of Minion Land on August 11. Until then, the ride has been operating sporadically for technical rehearsals and now Annual Passholder previews — which means we can finally take photos inside. Exterior Queue Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is themed to the fictional Villain-Con featuring the Vicious 6. … Read more

New Universal Orlando Map Adds Minion Land, Removes Productional Central, and Uses Updated Park Names

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A brand new 2-park guide map has debuted at the Universal Orlando Resort featuring Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast on the cover. The bright artwork on the front of the map isn’t the only change. Let’s take a look inside and see what’s been updated. Besides seasonal map covers, the standard 2-park maps for Islands of … Read more

Villain-Con Minion Blast Connected Gameplay and Progress Tracking Now Available in the Universal Orlando Resort App

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Are you ready to blast your way to become the newest member of the Vicious 6? Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast will officially open on August 11, but the attraction is currently in technical rehearsals at Universal Studios Florida. As part of the Villain-Con Minion Blast experience, Universal has debuted a new connected gameplay feature through … Read more

Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Land Grand Opening Date Announced

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After a few weeks of previews and technical rehearsals, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast as well as Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida will officially open on August 11, 2023. Villain-Con Minion Blast Opening Most of Minion Land soft opened on June 17 with various themed dining locations and Illumination character meet-and-greets. Team Member previews for … Read more

Villain-Con Minion Blast Handing Out Toy Blasters to Guests Who Cannot Hold Actual Gameplay E-Liminator X Blasters

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Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is now in technical rehearsals at Universal Studios Florida. Part of Minion Land, this is the newest experience to open at the Universal Orlando Resort. At this time, the attraction is essentially under a “testing” phase with the use of park guests. Anyone meeting the rider requirements can experience the new … Read more

Villain-Con Minion Blast Grand Opening Pin and T-Shirt Appear at Universal Studios Florida

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New Villain-Con Minion Blast grand opening merchandise is now available in the Evil Stuff gift shop at the attraction’s exit in Universal Studios Florida. The new attraction opened for technical rehearsals earlier this month, so it hasn’t technically had its grand opening just yet — though the release of these items may indicate it’s happening … Read more

Honest Review of Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida

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Villain-Con Minion Blast has opened for technical rehearsals at Universal Studios Florida. Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, set in Minion Land, is not fully operational yet, but guests are now able to experience Villain-Con intermittently ahead of the grand opening later this summer. At this time, guests are asked not to take photos or videos of … Read more

Universal Orlando Annual Passholder Previews of Villain-Con Minion Blast Coming Soon

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Are you excited for Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast? Universal Orlando’s newest attraction is described as a handheld blaster challenge on a moving walkway in which guest compete to become the newest member of the Vicious 6. It is scheduled to officially open later this summer, but Universal Orlando Annual Passholders will get a chance to … Read more