Construction work continues on the exterior of the building that will be home of Villain-Con Minion Blast, an attraction based on “Despicable Me” characters, at Universal Studios theme park.
A sign over the entrance is a giant V (as in villain), along with a white globe symbol and a set of menacing eyes. It is centered between two existing banners that feature the Vicious 6 crew welcoming folks to Villain-Con.
On the far side of the building, new square graphics have been installed near the roofline representing assorted villains. In the past, these spaces were used to promote Universal films and television shows such as “Saturday Night Live.”
The attraction will be an blaster game played on a motion-based pathway, Universal has said. “It’s an exciting, fully interactive game experience,” Universal Orlando’s website says. It will open sometime this summer, the company says.
The new attraction, going up in the old Shrek 4-D building, will join the existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction, which opened in 2012, and a Minion Cafe to form Minion Land in the theme park.
Next door, at the former Monsters Cafe, construction also continues. Both sides, plus the plaza outside the Betty Boop store, are closed off by blue construction walls, some with bright yellow Minion-at-work graphics.
Elsewhere at Universal Studios, a construction wall divides visitors from the demolition site of a few KidZone attractions that were shuttered early this year. Universal has not specified what will replace them. Currently, only the top of the hill of Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster can been seen by the public.
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