Universal’s New Minion Ride is a Real Blast

Villain-Con Minion Blast lets guests play with cutting-edge, gaming technology
Promotional art for Villain-Con Minion Blast
At Villain-Con Minion Blast, guests will use their blasters to cause as much mayhem and destruction as possible to earn points. Universal photo

A whole new level of Minion mischief will be unleashed this summer at Universal Orlando Resort with the official debut of the blaster game attraction, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, as well as the expansive new Minion Land on Illumination Ave. at Universal Studios Florida.

Created in partnership with Universal Creative and Illumination, the new experiences will invite guests to step into the beloved world of the Minions before as they blast their way to supervillain stardom, savor flavorful fare courtesy of the Minions, and meet some of their favorite characters.

Located at the entrance to Minion Land, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast blends immersive sets, interactive game-based technology, custom animation and an original storyline to create a one-of-a-kind blaster attraction where guests can put their villainous skills to the ultimate test.

Upon entering the attraction, guests will immediately 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.” As guests make their way through the convention, they’ll venture through the trade show floor, stocked with the latest gadgets, vehicles, and fashion to pull off the most heinous schemes, before picking up an “E-Liminator X” blaster to compete against their friends, loved ones and fellow guests to prove how bad they really are.

Throughout the competition, guests will use their blasters – equipped with Freeze Rays, Banana Bombs, Explosive Nunchucks and more – to cause as much mayhem and destruction as possible to earn points.

Villain-Con Minion Blast is just one of the new experiences that await in Minion Land, which features a unique dining location, various eateries, shopping and entertainment offerings inspired by some of Illumination’s hit films and characters.

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