Singapore — The iconic character of Illumination is coming to Singapore with the creation of Minion Land, Universal Studios Singapore’s latest offering that is slated to open in 2024. The new venture broke ground at a ceremony graced by Alvin Tan, minister of state for trade and industry, culture, community and youth of Singapore.
The mischievous Minions joined in the celebration with their team of builders. Their dance performances, along with dramatic effects at the event, provided fun and entertainment to more than 120 guests from Singapore’s tourism sector who partook in the start of a new and exciting chapter for Universal Studios Singapore. The celebratory occasion signalled Resorts World Sentosa’s commitment to work with industry partners to prepare for the revival of travel to Singapore.
As one of the key components of Resorts World Sentosa’s (RWS) expansion plan RWS 2.0, Minion Land will strengthen Universal Studios Singapore’s offerings and is anticipated to be a popular draw for both local visitors and overseas tourists. With Universal Studios Singapore consistently rated as one of Singapore’s top attractions, Minion Land is set to lead Singapore’s post-pandemic tourism recovery when it opens.
The attraction will feature an exciting variety of rides, themed shops and restaurants, geared to entertain all audiences. Among the multiple rides available will be the world’s first original ride exclusive to Universal Studios Singapore. Additionally, there’s a Despicable Me Minion Mayhem ride, an immersive motion-simulator 3D ride where guests join Gru’s family for an unpredictable experience as they are transformed into Minions. Guests can also look forward to delectable Minion-themed treats and shopping for trendy Minions merchandise.
Besides enjoying the highly immersive entertainment in Minion Land, guests will also be part of a sustainable experience come 2024. In line with Singapore’s push for sustainable tourism, Universal Studios Singapore aims to attain the Zero Energy Building certification from the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) when Minion Land opens. The zone will be powered by renewable energy and utilise a smart energy system. This is part of wider efforts to transform RWS into a sustainable tourism destination.
On the new venture, Tan, said, “I am very optimistic that with the easing of restrictions and the opening of travel, there will soon be more people coming into Resorts World Sentosa, to USS, and to Minion Land when it opens in 2024.”
Meanwhile, Tan Hee Teck, CEO of Resorts World Sentosa, said, “We are excited to break ground on Universal Studios Singapore’s newest themed zone, Minion Land. Even as we embark on our expansion plans, Resorts World Sentosa stays committed to ensuring that our developments are sustainable and in sync with Singapore’s larger sustainable tourism goals.”
In celebration of the upcoming release of Illumination’s latest movie, Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, Universal Studios Singapore’s Groovy Summer extravaganza was also launched following the groundbreaking ceremony to experience the timeline where the movie was set in and other fun attractions.