Universal Orlando has announced their newest attraction, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, will open in Universal Studios Florida in Summer 2023.
Developed in partnership between the Universal creative team and Illumination, this interactive, blaster game experience will invite guests to put their “villainous skills to the test as they compete against each other in a bid to join the ranks of the franchise’s most infamous supervillains.”
Villain-Con Minion Blast combines innovative screen technology, state-of-the-art gaming interactivity, and elaborate physical sets to create a one-of-a-kind, game-based adventure where guests encounter immersive environments, villains, and, of course, Minions.
The attraction replaces Shrek 4D, which closed in early 2022.
According to Universal’s press release, the attraction transports guests to Villain-Con – the biggest criminal convention on the planet – to take part in an epic competition to see if they have what it takes to become the newest member of The Vicious 6, a notorious group of supervillains from the hit film, Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Guests who are up for the challenge will grab an interactive blaster and step onto a motion-based pathway to put their skills to the test. They’ll wind and glide through various scenes where they earn points by blasting a variety of items and “causing as much mayhem and destruction as possible.”
Villain-Con Minion Blast will open within the new Minion Land on Illumination Ave. The new area will also feature the popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction, a new Minion Café, and other surprises inspired by popular characters from Illumination’s blockbuster franchises.
More details about Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast and Minion Land will be revealed in the months ahead.