Minions are invading the theme parks as Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando prepare for the theatrical release of Illumination and Universal Picture’s newest film, Minions: The Rise of Gru, on July 1.

Over in Universal Studios Hollywood, guests can pick up limited-edition Verdy x Minion merchandise. The collection features a variety of apparel consisting of graphic t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts, hats, and a jacket. Verdy’s signature character, Vick, can be seen alongside Minion’s newest character, Otto, on keychains along with pins, and a skate deck as well.

From Monday, June 27 through Sunday, July 17, mischievous Minions will take center stage at Universal Plaza, where guests can meet the newest Minion, Otto, along with fan favorites Jerry and Dave. The Minion activation also features exclusive experiences for guests, including interacting with a 16-foot Minion squishy and engaging in a specially-created Minion-themed game through Sunday, August 14.

Over in Universal Orlando, advertisements for Minions: The Rise of Gru can be found in the Cinemark Theater rotunda, as well as a medallion hanging from the iconic Universal Studios archway.

Inside Universal Studios Florida, Guests can meet and greet the Minions at a limited-time Rise of Gru photo op, located next to the Horror Make-Up Show, take part in a reaction game, or even get a 10-min preview of the new film.

Across both parks, guests can, of course, experience Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, as well as purchase Minions merchandise – including the Universal-exclusive Fluffy unicorn Funko pop and some new popcorn buckets.

Minions: The Rise of Gru releases in theaters on July 1.

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