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Universal Orlando Reveals New Minion Attraction

We may love all things Walt Disney World Resort, but its neighboring competitor, Universal Orlando Resort, has announced some BIG news that we must share!

That’s right, Universal Orlando is preparing to welcome a brand new attraction featuring everyone’s favorite yellow guys from Universal’s popular Despicable Me film series… the Minions, of course.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem
Credit: Orlando Informer

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At Universal Orlando Resort, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is an extremely popular attraction located within the Universal Studios Florida Park. The motion simulator attraction is about to get a fun neighboring attraction featuring even more Minions.

Minions at Universal Orlando Resort
Credit: Universal

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The former Shrek 4-D attraction experience, located directly across from Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, closed on January 10, 2022, after an almost 20-year run at the Park. While rumors buzzed that something Minion would be going in its place, we now have the truth behind the speculation!

Universal Shrek 4D Gone

@UniversalORL took to social media to share, “BREAKING: Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2023. Put your skills to the ultimate test as you attempt to blast your way to supervillain stardom.”

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@AshleyLCarter goes on with further attraction details, reporting, “With blasters in hand, visitors will step onto a moving pathway that will take them around different scenes. They will earn points (and cause mayhem) by blasting a variety of objects. The attraction will combine screen technology, gaming interactivity and physical sets.”

Move over Magic Kingdom’s Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin! It sounds like this new Universal attraction will be extremely high-tech in a unique way.

Furthermore, Universal Orlando Resort is hard at work building its brand new, incredible MASSIVE theme park, Epic Universe, which is scheduled to open in Summer 2025.

Epic Universe
Epic Universe (Credit: Universal)

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Universal has already made it clear that with the opening of this new Park, they plan to target Disney’s week-long visitors to experience the current two Parks, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida, as well as the new growth of Universal Orlando with Epic Universe.

As always, we will continue to keep Disney Dining readers updated as we learn more about this new attraction just minutes from Walt Disney World’s doorstep.

About Jamie Sylvester

I'm a Disney nerd! A kid at heart who loves the magic and memories of Walt Disney World. I follow all things Disney and enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways, and geek out over the planning of such events. My goal is to experience as many Disney desserts and cocktails as possible! Married to another Disney nerd and blessed with a daughter and son, we thoroughly enjoy the magic at Disney and are here to help others experience the magic as well.