Universal Orlando has released new information on their upcoming, and highly anticipated, Minion Land on Illumination Ave., opening this summer at Universal Studios Florida.
The new land expands upon the wildly popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and will debut a new collection of experiences for guests of all ages inspired by the beloved Minions franchise.
A new “Minion Land” marquee will mark the entrance to the new area, featuring 22 Minions that Universal says will allow for some photo-worthy fun.
Here are details about the exciting new experiences that await in Minion Land:
ILLUMINATION’S VILLAIN-CON MINION BLAST
Guests can put their villainous skills to the test in Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast – an all-new attraction where guests compete against each other in a fully interactive gaming experience that’s so much fun, it’s a crime. Afterward, guests exit through Evil Stuff, an all-new retail location where they can stock up on Villain-Con and Minions merchandise. More details about Villain-Con Minion Blast will be revealed soon.
ILLUMINATION’S MINION CAFE
Illumination’s Minion Cafe is the new marquee dining location within Minion Land. Universal states that Cafe will be an “immersive dining experience” – which sounds like it will be the Minion version of Toadstool Cafe over at Super Nintendo World, with interactive windows and highly-themed decor.
The Cafe will feature three themed areas designed after beloved Minions Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto.
The Kitchen – where guests will get a glimpse of the equipment and gear the Minions have used to whip up the cafe’s menu; the Breakroom – where guests can dine in the Minions’ break space that includes everything from “Office Safety Tips” to a vending machine stocked with mischievous items; and the Dining Room – a vibrant space adorned with colorful artwork courtesy of the Minions and more. Guests can also enjoy their meal on an outdoor patio that overlooks the fun of Minion Land.
Minion Cafe’s menu wull feature nearly 20 items inspired by memorable characters and staples from the Minions franchise, including “despica-bowls” such as Otto’s Noodle Bowl, Agnes’s Honeymoon Soup, and Carl’s Crispy Cauliflower (vegan offering); handhelds such as the Steak & “Cheese Ray” Sandwich; desserts such as Bob’s Teddy Bear Chocolate Cream Puff; and a kids’ menu that includes items like the Mini Boss’ Mega Melt.
The Minion Cafe will also feature an express window with a limited menu for guests looking to grab and go.
BAKE MY DAY
Topped with a massive pink cupcake that’s visible from anywhere in the land, Bake My Day is the land’s retail location and bakery; featuring a selection of Minion-themed sweet treats, including cupcakes, macarons, s’mores, and more – along with exclusive Minion-inspired merchandise like apparel, plush, drinkware, accessories, keychains and more.
The new walkup location will feature sweet and savory popcorn inspired by the Minions’ love for bananas – including Banana-flavored popcorn. Guests may also find an assortment of collectible popcorn buckets, including the Minion Selfie bucket.
FREEZE RAY POPS
Featuring a variety of colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions, and Vector – along with beverages.
Guests can meet, greet and interact with beloved characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith and Agnes, plus new additions from the hit film “Sing” – Rosita, Gunter, and Johnny – at an outdoor Illumination Theater facade.
Guests can also discover murals, photo ops, and more throughout Minion Land that celebrate additional characters from popular Illumination films.
No official opening date has been given other than this Summer. More details should be coming soon.
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