Opening THIS Summer! The Minions Have a New Land at Universal Orlando Resort! 🍌
Updated: May 23
Universal Orlando Resort Reveals All-New Details About Minion Land, Opening This Summer at Universal Studios Florida
Illumination’s Minions are taking over an entire street at Universal Orlando. From an all-new attraction to a new Minions restaurant, it’s Minion mischief like you have never experienced before and we have all the details.
Today, Universal Orlando Resort shared new details about all the ways you can eat, laugh and make mischief with the Minions in the highly anticipated Minion Land on Illumination Ave. – an immersive new area created in partnership between Universal’s award-winning creative team and the acclaimed filmmakers from Illumination. 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.
As soon as you enter the land, you’ll be greeted by a fun, photo-worthy “Minion Land” marquee featuring 22 Minions before embarking on the mischief that awaits along Illumination Ave. From blasting their way to supervillain stardom in Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast to savoring tasty dishes at the Minion Cafe to snacking on banana-flavored popcorn at Pop-a-Nana and meeting fan-favorite characters along the way, here are details about the exciting new experiences that await in Minion Land:
Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast
Put your villainous skills to the test in Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast – an all-new attraction where you will be able to compete against others in a fully interactive gaming experience that’s so much fun, it’s a crime. Afterward, exit through Evil Stuff, an all-new retail location where you can stock up on Villain-Con and Minions merchandise. More details about Villain-Con Minion Blast will be revealed soon.
Illumination’s Minion Cafe
It’s Minions in the kitchen, mischief in the dining room, and tons of tasty food at the new Illumination’s Minion Cafe – the marquee dining location within Minion Land. This immersive new eatery offers something for every palate in a highly-entertaining dining experience that features three themed areas designed after beloved Minions Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto: the Kitchen – where you will get a glimpse of the equipment and gear the Minions have used to whip up the cafe’s menu; the Breakroom – where you 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. Should you prefer, you can also enjoy your meal on an outdoor patio that overlooks the fun of Minion Land.
Just as eye-catching as Minion Cafe’s incredibly-themed surroundings is its delicious menu – the latest example of how Universal Orlando’s award-winning culinary team continues to raise the bar when it comes to theme park dining. Guests of all ages can enjoy inventive, family-friendly fare featuring nearly 20 items inspired by memorable characters and 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); delectable handhelds such as the Steak & “Cheese Ray” Sandwich; adorable desserts such as Bob’s Teddy Bear Chocolate Cream Puff; a kids’ menu for the “mini Minions” in the family that includes items like the Mini Boss’ Mega Melt; and so much more.
The Minion Cafe will also feature an express window with a limited menu for those looking to satisfy their mischievous cravings quickly and return to the mayhem in Minion Land.
Bake My Day
Topped with a massive pink cupcake that’s visible from anywhere in the land, Bake My Day is a whimsical 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.
Banana-flavored popcorn, anyone? This walkup location features sweet and savory popcorn inspired by the Minions’ love for bananas. Here, you can also find an assortment of cute popcorn buckets, including the Minion Selfie bucket.
Freeze Ray Pops
Cool off with a visit to Freeze Ray Pops, featuring a variety of colorful popsicles inspired by Gru, the Minions and Vector – along with beverages.
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. You can also discover murals, photo ops and more throughout Minion Land that celebrate additional characters from popular Illumination films.
Minion Land is yet another example of how Universal Destinations & Experiences is raising the bar on immersive storytelling for the entire family using beloved stories and franchises often seen in films. This follows exciting news earlier in the year where the company announced plans to build a one-of-kind, original theme park for families with young children in Frisco, Texas, the home base of Castle Coaches Travel!
If you love those Minions as much as we do, you won't want to miss this! Reach out to Castle Coaches Travel for more information about Minion Land and to book your next Universal Orlando vacation.