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Minions Take Over Illumination Avenue at Universal Orlando Resort
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Minions Take Over Illumination Avenue at Universal Orlando Resort

Calling all Minion fans and mischief-makers! Get ready to dive headfirst into a world of mayhem and fun. Is it your first time in Minion Land? Or maybe you have already visited Gru’s house and learned how to be a minion on the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride. Whether you’re a newcomer or you have already passed your training class buckle up (or should we say, banana up?) for a whirlwind tour of Illumination’s Minion Land on Illumination Avenue, the Minionverse come to life. You might even get to sleep in a missile bed at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel (more on that later).

Oh, and I hope you’re ready to take it to the next level at Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast. The Vicious 6 definitely are: duke it out with Belle Bottom, Jean Clawed, and the rest of the gang in this Illumination’s Minion Land mainstay. There is plenty to do after the battle too, whether you’re headed to Minion Café for some food or shopping for the latest in felonious fashion at Evil Stuff.

Despicable Me Minion Mayhem and Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast

This big bad convention gets you hands-on experience with the latest innovation in blaster tech: the standard-issue E-Liminator X. Test your skills and blast your way to supervillain stardom. Your blaster can even sync with the official Universal Orlando Resort app, allowing you to keep track of your scores, accept challenges, and unlock new ways to play. Get those fingers warmed up and prepare to stake your claim atop the leaderboard of villains!

If leaderboard levels of villainy seems ambitious to you, perhaps a training class can help you prepare. Luckily, there’s one right across Illumination Avenue at the Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride! There’s no better place to learn the ins and outs of being a Minion than from Gru himself in his super villain laboratory.

Like every other convention you have visited, Villain-Con gives you the chance to leave with bags of swag — just stop by Evil Stuff, the merchandise shop counterpart to Minion Mayhem’s Super Silly Stuff store right across Illumination Avenue. Stocking all kinds of goodies for all kinds of baddies, Evil Stuff sells everything you need to be a sharp-dressed supervillain and more! And don’t worry too much if evil isn’t your favorite flavor of fashion: the Super Silly Stuff store sits opposite Evil Stuff and carries merch for any Minion trainees who may have moral qualms about calling themselves full-fledged villains.

Dining in Minion Land

All that villainy can work up quite a voracious appetite! Fortunately, Illumination’s Minion Land has food options for everyone. Bake My Day is the eye-catcher on the corner when you walk out of Evil Stuff — this pink patisserie serves up minion-themed sweets and a colorful merchandise selection to boot. If you prefer a cooler treat to beat the Florida heat, Freeze Ray Pops is a walk-up window next door to Bake My Day where you can get a blast of frosty refreshment from a variety of tasty popsicles and ice-cold drinks. Illumination’s Minion Cafe is the hottest spot on the block, featuring more substantial offerings such as Otto’s Noodle Bowl or the iconic Minion Tots. Here, you can also order a couple of specialty beverages: our favorite so far, aptly-named The Antidote, tastes just like a banana cream pie and is the perfect way to cool off in the parks!

Despicable Me Kids Suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

The Minion fun keeps going, even after you step out of Illumination’s Minion Land! For a fully immersive vacation, book your stay in one of the diabolically fun Despicable Me Kids Suites at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. These suites comfortably sleep up to five people, and the all-over Minion décor may even convince an adult to give up the king-sized bed and spend a night in one of the twin-sized missile beds. No matter where you sleep, staying at a Premier resort is a win for everyone: your stay comes with free^ Universal Express Unlimited (Valid theme park admission required; select attractions), and you can hop on a water taxi to get to all the fun at Universal Studios Florida.

^Requires theme park admission. Valid only at participating rides and attractions in Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure. Not valid at Universal Volcano Bay. Excludes separately ticketed events. Benefit valid only for guests of Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel® and Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, for the number of guests staying in the room for the length of hotel stay. Available during normal theme park operating hours only.