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Villain-Con Minion Blast now open to all guests during Tech Rehearsals at Universal Studios Florida!

Great news for anyone visiting Universal Studios Florida today or in the near future, new attraction Villain-Con Minion Blast is open for Technical Rehearsals!

Villain-Con Minion Blast  Universal Studios Florida

The bread new attraction Villain-Con Minion Blast, part of the all new Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida has opened to all guests this morning, Saturday July 15 for technical rehearsals.

Guests in the park can now be among the first people to experience Universal Orlando's latest attraction during this period of soft opening.

During this period of soft opening, guests may experience Villain-Con Minion Blast during what the park call technical rehearsals. During this time the ride may open or close without notice, plus the attraction may not yet be complete, with the attraction being tested and adjusted before its grand opening to the public later this summer.

Villain-Con Minion Blast  Universal Studios Florida

Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast is a first-of-its-kind blaster game attraction, where guests travel through the attraction on moving walkways.

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 are 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 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 blaster – equipped with Freeze Rays, Banana Bombs, Explosive Nunchucks and more – to cause as much mayhem and destruction as possible to earn points. As they wind and glide through the experience aboard a moving pathway, they’ll encounter each member of the Vicious 6

Villain-Con Minion Blast is the first Universal Orlando attraction to feature a connected gameplay experience via The Official Universal Orlando Resort App.

By syncing the blaster to the app with just a tap, contenders take their game to an entirely new level and track their scores, embark on special missions within the attraction, unlock evil perks and extra powerful blasts to help them gain more points and earn digital collectibles.

The more guests play and the higher they score, the more perks and bragging rights they’ll earn. Plus, this digital experience connects to the visitor’s Universal Guest Account within the Universal Orlando app – unlocking a deeper connection that enhances their in-park experience and sets the stage for even more digital-to-physical world benefits.

Villain-Con Minion Blast  Universal Studios Florida

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

Universal Orlando reveals new info on Villain-Con Minion Blast opening this summer

In addition to enjoying the wildly popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and the new Villain-Con Minion Blast, guests can fuel up for the mayhem with a unique dining experience, Illumination’s Minion Cafe – a new eatery run by the Minions featuring inventive, family-friendly fare; Bake My Day – a retail location and bakery featuring a unique selection of Minion-themed sweet treats; Pop-A-Nana – a kiosk featuring banana-flavored popcorn; and Freeze Ray Pops – a walk-up window serving refreshingly colorful frozen treats. Guests can also stop by the outdoor Illumination Theater façade to meet, greet, and interact with beloved characters like the Minions, Gru, Margo, Edith, and Agnes from the “Despicable Me” franchise, and Rosita, Gunter and Johnny from the hit film “Sing.”

Click here for more information about Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast.

Universal Orlando reveals new info on Villain-Con Minion Blast opening this summer

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