We Finally Know the Opening Date For Upcoming Universal Attraction

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Universal Orlando Resort is one of Walt Disney World’s biggest rivals, and for good reason! The massive theme park Resort has thrills, ranging from wild roller-coaster attractions to exciting dark rides, unlike anything Walt Disney World Resort has ever seen.

And now, Universal Studios Orlando has just added a new addition to its arsenal of attractions. We’re talking, of course, about Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast.

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This attraction has just begun its soft opening, testing with different audiences and putting the finishing touches on the accompanying technology. But upcoming Guests have been asking when this attraction will be available for everyone. Now we have an answer:

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We finally know when Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is officially opening to the public: on August 11, this new shoot ’em up style attraction will officially open to all Guests visiting Universal Studios Orlando.

This all-new attraction is similar to Magic Kingdom’s Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin, or Universal Studios’ Men In Black attraction, in which Guests shoot at targets and earn points.

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However, unlike both of these attractions, Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast has no ride vehicle. Instead, Guests stand on a moving walkway.

Guests will stand on a specific spot in the moving walkway, and if they move from that spot, their laser gun will no longer fire.

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…If you think this sounds like a recipe for disaster, you’re not the only one. Fan and Guest reception hasn’t been incredibly promising just yet. However, that may change as the attraction officially opens to the public.

Are you excited for Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast? Or are you still mourning Shrek 4-D? 

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.