The New Minion Land Takes Over Universal Orlando

Follow the little yellow guys to the newest, coolest area of Universal Orlando Resort: Minion Land! Photo courtesy Universal Studios Florida
Follow the little yellow guys to the newest, coolest area of Universal Orlando Resort: Minion Land! Photo courtesy Universal Studios Florida
8/27/23 - By Charlotte B

Minion Land is finally here! Universal Orlando Resort has once again raised the (yellow) bar in the realm of theme park attractions with the unveiling of its latest addition. Located on Illumination Avenue at Universal Studios, vibrant Minion Land brings to life the whimsical world of the beloved yellow creatures from the Minions franchise.

With the addition of Minion Land, Universal Orlando has created an experience that captivates guests of all ages. With its interactive attractions, delicious cuisine, and immersive entertainment, Minion Land represents Universal Orlando's commitment to providing unforgettable experiences to its visitors. Strap on those overalls and goggles -- it's time to read our Minion Land guide!


When planning your visit, be sure to check out more of our Universal Orlando guides, like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: Tips for a Magical Experience in Orlando. For additional fun beyond the theme park, carve out time to visit Universal Orlando's CityWalk entertainment district.

Villain-Con Minion Blast allows guests to get rid of those silly bad guys. Photo courtesy Universal

Minion Land: Rides & Attractions

The new Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is an interactive adventure where guests travel along a moving walkway to blast their way to “supervillian stardom” using an “E-Liminator X” blaster. This is also the first Universal Orlando attraction to feature Connected Gameplay, which can be accessed through the Universal Orlando Resort app. This feature allows guests to create their own profile, sync their blasters, track their scores, and opt into special missions. There are no height requirements for this attraction, which means even toddlers can engage in the villainous pursuit! The ride exits into the Evil Stuff retail shop, where guests can purchase a blaster of their own, as well as other merchandise.

Minion Land also features the highly popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem simulator ride that turns guests into Minions! This ride is located directly across the street from Villain-Con Minion Blast.

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Look at those mini bananas, served in honor of the always hard-working minions. Photo by author

Minion Land: Dining

Minion Land promises a variety of yummy offerings! The new Minion Café is an immersive restaurant with three themed indoor dining areas as well as an covered patio. Guests can enjoy nearly 20 dishes inspired by the films, such as Kevin's Chopa Chopa Salad, Mel's Meatball Mountain, Lucy's Top Secret Salmon, and Agnes' Honeymoon Soup (which is topped with an adorable tomato gummy bear). Kids (aka “Mini Minions”) can choose from Freedonia Festival of Mac & Cheese, Mini Boss' Mega Melt, Shrunken Moonballs with Flying Sauce, or Mr. Gru's PB & Jelly, all served with a mini banana.

For dessert, guests can’t miss the Bake My Day whimsical pink bakery and retail shop topped with a giant pink cupcake. Bake My Day offers sweet treats, including cupcakes, macarons, cakesicles, and more. To cool off on a hot day, visit Freeze Ray Pops next door with frozen treats in fun flavors like Gru Nutella and Minion Blue Banana. Guests can pop on over to Pop-A-Nana, a popcorn stand offering special banana-flavored popcorn and keepsake popcorn buckets.

Get a photo with the minions, as well as other Illumination characters, at the Illumination Theater. Photo by author

Minion Land: Illumination Theater

Guests are sure to want to say “bello!” to the Minions themselves, and they can now meet and interact with those silly yellow dudes at Illumination Theater. This character encounter allows guests to pose for photos with several Illumination film characters, including the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, along with Rosita, Gunter, and Johnny from the film Sing.

Know Before You Go

Florida residents can experience all that Universal Orlando has to offer – including Minion Land – via an annual pass. Right now, Florida residents can get three extra months free on any pass.

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