Pack your bananas and dive into a new world of fun at Illumination’s Minion Land, new to Universal Studios Florida at Universal Orlando Resort.


Bello, friends! It’s time to boogie down and play your way through an immersive new world of fun at Illumination’s Minion Land at Universal Orlando Resort. Expanding upon the popular Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction, this a-peel-ing themed land features playful eateries, shops, character experiences and even a brand-new attraction. Join us — and some of your favorite Minions — as we discover Illumination’s Minion Land at Universal Studios Florida.

Save on discount tickets: Universal Orlando Resort

Additional reporting by Allisson Dos Santos, Tyrone Francisco and Ian Suarez.

Orlando vacation planning made easy — and free. Make a complimentary appointment with Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planners at a time and date of your choosing for the latest insider advice, special offers and more ahead of your next visit.

Inside Illumination’s Minion Land

Just inside the front gates of Universal Studios Florida, Minion Land is a candy-colored whirlwind of vibrant sights, flavors and sounds inspired by the Despicable Me film franchise. As you walk down Illumination Avenue, you might see beloved characters like Gru, Agnes and the Minions, dig into Minion-approved fare, and even catch a whiff of banana popcorn.

Joining Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, a first-of-its-kind attraction where you can compete to become the world’s next supervillain. Score big with some help from The Official Universal Orlando Resort app, then head to the brand-new Illumination’s Theater to meet some familiar friends from the Despicable Me and Sing film franchises.

Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast

8501-Marketing&Communications-0.jpg
Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast at Universal Studios Florida, Part of Universal Orlando Resort

Channel your inner baddie and blast your way to victory at Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast, where you’ll compete to join the Vicious Six and become the world’s next supervillain. See some of the latest bad guy gear at Villain-Con, then pick up your own E-Liminator X Blaster in a chaotic competition to show who’s the baddest of them all.

The groundbreaking free-range attraction puts you in the center of the action thanks to a first-of-its-kind moving walkway. It’s also the first to offer a connected gameplay experience via The Official Universal Orlando Resort app. Not only can you use the app to track your top scores, but you can create a customized interface, earn digital collectibles and unlock even more diabolical perks to help you level up to victory.

After you prove your mettle, stop by the Evil Stuff shop to load up on Villain-Con swag, including your very own E-Liminator X Blaster.

Eat Like a Minion

Eat your way through Illumination’s Minion Land with Minion-approved bites, from pastries and popcorn to full meals inspired by the Despicable Me films.

Illumination’s Minion Cafe

Relax if you dare and let the minions do the cooking at Illumination’s Minion Cafe, a banana-hued eatery packed with inventive, photo-worthy creations. Try Otto’s Noodle Despica-Bowl, made with turmeric-dyed ramen noodles, or go for veggie-friendly options like Carl’s Crispy Cauliflower with coconut blue rice. The menu includes vegan and vegetarian dishes, along with colorful fare for common food sensitivities like gluten, dairy, shellfish and nuts.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Minion meal without dessert, so indulge your sweet tooth with the bubblegum-scented Fluffy Unicorn Cupcake or Otto’s Pet Rock, a chocolate-coated peanut butter, banana and jelly treat.

Bake My Day

You’ll find even more goodies at Bake My Day, a whimsical bakery serving colorful cupcakes, s’mores, macarons, cookies, cake pops and other decadent delights, along with sweet specialty merchandise.

Freeze Ray Pops

Chill out with a colorful assortment of ice pops at Freeze Ray Pops, a walk-up counter serving everything from classic mango, cotton candy and lemon mint popsicles to specialty blue banana pops inspired by the Minions themselves.

Pop-a-Nana

Sample a diabolical new spin on a classic theme park snack at Pop-a-Nana, which sells — you guessed it — banana flavored popcorn. You can also score fantastic frosty “poptions” like the fruit-forward PX-41 Punch and banana-flavored The Antidote, both pictured above.

More Minion-Sized Fun at Universal Orlando Resort

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel Despicable Me kid's suite
Despicable Me Family Suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. Portofino Bay Hotel TM & © 2023 UCF Hotel Venture. All rights reserved.

Add a little extra mischief to your stay with Despicable Me family suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. The spacious digs include separate bedrooms for you and your littlest minions, complete with rocket ship beds and a full wall of Minions to keep little ones company.

Discover: Unique Family Suites in Orlando

Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2023 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.


Stay Connected to Orlando
You never know what we’ll dream up next. Connect with Visit Orlando’s Vacation Planning Services for free, personalized assistance, and follow us on Facebook, X, Instagram, TikTok, Pinterest, Threads and YouTube for valuable offers, exclusive tips, fresh attractions and the latest events. You can also subscribe to our eNewsletter for more information from Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World.

Have feedback about this blog? Let us know.