UPDATE (April 14) - There has been a tweet posted online regarding the filing of a big permit in relation to the rumored Minions Villain-Con attraction to replace the former Shrek 4-D which closed on January 10 at Universal Studios Florida. It is embedded below.
Big permit filed for Shrek 4-D replacement at Universal Studios Florida, Project 331, rumored to be the Minions Villain-Con attraction. The permit covers multiple utility upgrades and replacements, as well as new sidewalks, queue rails, interior partitions, catwalks and ceilings. pic.twitter.com/XI3KtTyvFg— Alicia Stella (@AliciaStella) April 13, 2022
UPDATE (January 14) - Construction walls have now gone up around Shrek 4-D and speculation was correct, The Minions are coming...
January 10 - Shrek 4-D opened at Universal Studios Florida in 2003 and as of January 10, 2022 it is now closed permenantly.
There has been much speculation as to what will replace this popular attraction which is located right at the entrance to the park. This week Universal Orlando have posted a number of tweets linking to bananas which are embedded below:
Ok, this is getting bananas. pic.twitter.com/h9qLpWxt0n— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) January 9, 2022
Ok, who did this? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/hmY5ydomDm— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) January 7, 2022
The most recent tweet was the morning:
Lots of layers here. pic.twitter.com/5AJmEqiFRU— Universal Orlando Resort (@UniversalORL) January 10, 2022
These tweets as well as numerous online rumors seem to be pointing us in the direction of Universal Orlando's plans to perhap add another Minions themed attraction to take the place of Shrek-4D.
Nothing has been officially confirmed by Universal yet. Minions, however, is one of their most popular IPs and the empty building is situated right next to Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem so it would appear to make sense to many for them to develop an attraction which uses the same theme. Will the entrance to the park turn into a mini Minions Land?
There has been speculation that if this space was indeed to be taken over by Minions that it would be an interactive walk through and revolve around Villian-Con, the supervillian convention from the 2015 Minions movie.
Do you think Minions would be a good replacement or do you think Universal should get creative and bring back a classic? Universal can always do with more kid-friendly rides so perhaps this is the perfect fit? Let us know your thoughts on a potential Minions attraction to replace Shrek-4D at Universal Studios Florida by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.