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Minion area to open at USJ on Friday

Jiji Press

An opening ceremony is held at “Minion Park” at the Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka on Wednesday.

Jiji Press OSAKA (Jiji Press) — USJ Co. unveiled to the media a new attraction area featuring the Minions from the Despicable Me franchise at its Universal Studios Japan theme park in Osaka on Wednesday.

“Minion Park” is the newest USJ attraction in two years and nine months since the opening of “The Wizarding World of Harry Potter.” The new area will open to the public on Friday.

With investment of ¥10 billion, it will be the world’s largest Minion-themed facility. Visitors will be able to experience the world of the Minions through various attractions and shows.

At the day’s event, Shofukutei Tsurube II, a “rakugo” sit-down comedy performer and the voice actor for the Minions’ master Gru in the movies in Japan, joined 1,500 fans dressed as Minions. Movies featuring the Minions, described as mysterious banana-loving creatures, are popular in Japan.Speech

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