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UPDATE July 27 - Further work has been taking place at the site of the former Universal Classic Monsters Cafe meaning that all traces of it ever existing are now gone. This can be seen below by photos posted on Twitter from Inside Universal.

As can also be seen on the construction walls in the photos below, we are expecting to hear news that this location will soon be home to the Minions due to its close proximity to the existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and the former Shrek 4-D site.

The former Shrek 4-D site is rumored to be getting a Minions based walk through attraction based on The Villiage-Con supervillian convention which features in the 2015 Minions film. Creating a new dining location with Minions at its heart would certainly seem to make sense. So far, Universal has not confirmed the date when we are likely to see this new dining location opening but as soon as they do we will share it with you on our news and Facebook page.

Minions, Universal
Image: Universal

UPDATE July 23 - Sad scenes for fans of Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe, as its sign and main entrance are being demolished and soon any trace of this popular location will be erased. We are expecting the site to be rethemed to Minions but we are guessing for many Universal fans this change is going to take some getting used to. 

UPDATE June 10 - It has been less than a month since the Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe permanently closed at Universal Studios Florida. The Minions seemed to be the natural choice to replace the monsters with due to the close location to the existing Despicable Me attraction and former Shrek 4-D site where we are expecting a Minons walk through style attraction based on The Villiage-Con supervillian convention which features in the 2015 Minions film. 

A number of photos were posted yesterday on the bioreconstruct twitter page showing Minions all over the fences that now surround the closed Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe. You can check out a couple of these posts below. This is unlikely to come as a big surprise to most people but definitely seems to confirm the domination of the Minions in this area at Universal Studios Florida. Are you happy about this decision? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

UPDATE May 13 - It has been confirmed, Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe has closed permanently at Universal Studios Florida. A spokesperson with Universal Orlando said in a statement, “Monster’s Café has closed to make way for a new dining experience. More details will be shared at a later time – stay tuned to our website for updates.” The Universal's Classic Monsters Cafe opened in 1998 and has been a fan favorite dining spot for many guests. 

We are expecting to hear news in the near future of what Universal plans to replace this with and based on rumors it seems like the Minions are the most likely, due to its proximity to the existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and the former Shrek 4-D site. The former Shrek 4-D site is rumored to be getting a Minions based walk through attraction based on The Villiage-Con supervillian convention which features in the 2015 Minions film. Creating a new dining location with Minions at the heart would certainly seem to make sense but Universal has still not confirmed this. We will keep you posted with further updates as soon as they are announced.

Monsters Cafe, Universal
Image: Universal

May 9 - There is a rumor online that the Universal Studio's Classic Monsters Cafe will become a Minions Cafe when the new rumored Minions attraction opens in place of Shrek 4-D.

I get what you are thinking, there are a lot of rumors here but it would appear to make sense for this change as the Classic Monsters Cafe is located next to the existing Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction and the former Shrek 4-D site.

Monsters Cafe, Universal
Image: Universal

We already know that the Universal Classic Monsters will have a complete land all to themselves in the upcoming Epic Universe Park which is confirmed to be opening Summer 2025.

Do you think it is a good idea for a Minions Cafe to replace the existing Universal Monsters Cafe? Would you be sad to see the current Universal Monsters cafe go? Let us know your thoughts by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.

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This was my family’s favorite restaurant on the entire Universal property. I can’t tell you how sad I am about it leaving. My hope is that there will be multiple dining spots in the new Classic Monster land at Epic Universe. The best part of this restaurant was being able to choose which room you wanted to eat in that day.

I have just heard of this closing and am voting a resounding NO!! to the retheme. The Classic Monsters are one thing that has made Universal what it is and I implore Universal to reconsider. There are enough Minions. We need more Classic Monsters!

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