Villain-Con Minion Blast has begun technical rehearsals with the general public, better known as “Soft Opening”.

For those unfamiliar, a “Soft Opening” is essentially a technical rehearsal of a new attraction or a final release candidate test for the ride. All the major components are installed and operational but some tweaks, changes, and updates will occur prior to the grand opening.

“Soft Openings” are never promised. There is no guarantee the ride will be opening. The ride might only open for a period of time, all day, or not at all, depending on any issues or changes. There is no set schedule or guarantee it will be open until it’s officially Grand Opened, which is set for sometime later this Summer.

At this time of the technical rehearsal, Villain-Con Minion Blast’s app features will not be active to sync scores.

Villain-Con Minion Blast is a first-of-its-kind blaster game attraction, where guests will be transported to Villain-Con – the largest convention for villains around the globe – where the headlining event is a challenge to see who has what it takes to become the newest member of the notorious supervillain group, the Vicious 6, featured in the hit film, Minions: Rise of Gru.

Villain-Con Minion Blast, along with the rest of the all-new experiences in Minion Land, is set to open this Summer – but no official opening date has been revealed.

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