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Minion Park opens at Universal Studios Japan

The mischievous Minions have found a new home at Universal Studios Japan.

The popular theme park’s brand new Minion Park, inspired by the Despicable Me movie franchise, opened this week in a blaze of bright banana yellow. We were lucky enough to be there to see first-hand what the world’s largest Minion-themed zone has to offer families.

A yellow-hued world of fun!

We’re happy to report there’s plenty of mayhem from super-villain Gru, his girls and the banana-loving henchmen to keep every member of your Minion-loving crew enthralled.

From the moment you enter the Minions Park, you’ll find yourself immersed in a yellow-hued world of outrageous fun. The first thing you’ll see is Delicious Me, where the Minions’ latest invention, the Minions' Cookie Machine, is churning out freshly made cookie sandwiches filled with incredible sweet and fruity flavours.

Fuelled up on cookies, it’s time to take your best shot at a prize on Space Killer, an old-style carnival game inspired by Gru’s girls. Then head straight for the main attraction, the brand new Minion-themed ride “Despicable Me Minion Mayhem” which you’ll want to ride again and again.

“From the moment you enter the Minions Park, you’ll find yourself immersed in a yellow-hued world of outrageous fun. ”

Minions galore!

Set in super-villain Gru’s home/laboratory, visitors will join Gru, his three daughters and the Minions where they’ll be transformed into an actual Minion. At least that’s the plan before everything goes belly up and you’re sent flying through the air and falling back to earth on a twisting, turning and utterly hilarious 3D ride.

Don’t forget to say hi, and grab a snap with Bob, Stuart and Kevin when they’re out and about in the park and don’t miss their singing and dancing in Hacha-Mecha Time, a fun party-themed show that is a celebration of the park’s opening.

If you’re feeling peckish after all that Minion-infused fun then grab some banana-caramel popcorn at Pop-A-Nana, or Minions Steamed Buns at Happy Kitchen. There are plenty of spots to collect take-home treats, with everything from cuddly minions and key rings through to Minions-inspired sweets readily available.

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While there is loads to see and do in the amazing Minion park, don’t forget to leave time for Universal Studios Japan’s other amazing attractions and rides inspired by movie-favourites Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Spider Man and Jaws, as well as the adorable characters from Snoopy, Sesame Street and Hello Kitty in this incredible family theme park.

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When she’s not treading on Lego and being forced to watch Frozen on loop, Aleney de Winter is a travel, food and parenting writer. She shares tales of travelling and eating along with the hilarious antics of her globetrotting six-year old foodie son and daredevil three-year old daughter on her blog, Boy Eats World.

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