Minion Land at Universal Orlando: New Attraction, Dining Coming Soon

A brand new Minion-themed land will be opening at Universal Orlando this summer! Minion Land is an immersive new area developed in partnership with the filmmakers from Illumination- the folks that made the Despicable Me and Minions films. This new land is located in Universal Studios Florida and expands the area around the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction with a second attraction, new dining, and character meet-and-greets.

Keep reading for everything you need to know about Minion Land at Universal Orlando including the just announced opening date!

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The entrance of Minion Land features a fun photo-op “Minion Land” marquee featuring 22 Minions that guests can pose by before they enter the land.

The current Minions attraction, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, will still be available with the area around it expanded as Illumination Ave.

Minions Land will officially open at Universal Orlando on August 11th this summer.

We have more details about the new attraction, Villain-Con Minion Blast, along with dining and shopping in the land. Keep reading for all the new details about Minions Land!

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Villain-Con Minion Blast is the BRAND NEW attraction in the land where guests can put their skills to the test competing against each other in an interactive gaming experience. Villain-Con was a focal point of the origin story of the Minions which was revealed in Illumination’s fifth movie Minions. This film is set before the Minions meet Gru and showcases their quest to find a villain to work for which leads them to Villain-Con.

This attraction sounds like it is similar in style to Disney’s Toy Story Midway Mania especially based on the ride preview above. I imagine we’ll see plenty of the villains featured in the Minions film. Perhaps a potential appearance from Scarlet Overkill, the world’s first female villain, voiced by Sandra Bullock will be a part of the attraction?

After the attraction, guests exist into the new retail store called Evil Stuff featuring Villain-Con and Minions merchandise. More details about Villain-Con Minion Blast will be revealed soon!

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Illumination Theater

The Illumination Theater is where all the Minions meet-and-greets take place. Guests can meet characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Plus other popular Illumination characters like those from the movie “Sing” like Rosita, Gunter, and Johnny.

The entire Minions Land will feature murals, photo ops, and other areas that celebrate characters from all the Illumination films.

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The Minion Cafe is the main dining location in Minions Land. This new immersive dining location features a variety of different food with areas designed after the fan-favorite Minions: Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto.

Kitchen: guests will get a glimpse of the equipment and gear the Minions use to create the food at the cafe.

Breakroom: this dining area is themed like the Minion’s breakroom with decor featuring “Office Safety Tips” and a vending machine with “mischievous items.”

Dining Room: this is the main dining space featuring colorful Minion artwork along with an outdoor patio overlooking Minion Land.

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The menu features some key staples from the Minions franchise including eclectic “despica-bowls” such as Otto’s Noodle Bowl, Agnes’s Honeymoon Soup, and Carl’s Crispy Cauliflower (vegan offering).

New Minion Food

Other food items include the Steak & “Cheese Ray” Sandwich, desserts such as Bob’s Teddy Bear Chocolate Cream Puff, and a kids’ menu with a Mini Boss’ Mega Melt.

The Minion Cafe also features an express window with a limited menu to allow guests to grab something to eat quickly if they don’t want to dine inside.

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The Bake My Day bakery is topped with a massive pink cupcake you can see from anywhere in Minion Land. This eatery includes a selection of Minion-themed treats like cupcakes, macarons, s’mores, and more. Minions merchandise here includes exclusive apparel, plush, drinkware, accessories, and keychains.


This walkup location features sweet and savory popcorn inspired by the Minion’s love for bananas. Looking for banana-flavored popcorn? This is where you find it! This is also where you can find all the Minion-themed popcorn buckets.

Freeze Ray Pops

This location includes Freeze Ray Pops: colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions, and Vector.

We can’t wait for this new Minions Land to open at Universal Orlando this summer. We will post more details as we learn more so be sure to join our newsletter below so you don’t miss a thing!

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