MINECRAFT & Universal Studios Unveil an Exciting New Thrill-Seeking Collaboration

Minecraft and Universal Studios have announced a new DLC pack letting players experience the thrills of the iconic theme parks!
Minecraft x Universal Studios title card

It looks like Minecraft is coming to Universal Studios! Or rather, it’s the other way around. Have you ever wanted to experience the thrill of Universal Studios but can’t afford a trip to one of their many theme parks? Are you made of blocks and tend to see the world in cube form? Then, do we have the game for you! 

Minecraft and Universal Studios have collaborated to bring the glitz and glam of the iconic theme parks to Mojang’s virtual world. Step into a life-size recreation of Universal Studios, complete with rides, shops, restaurants, and more!

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Created by Everbloom Games, the Universal Studios downloadable content (DLC) lets users experience the most popular attractions from Universal’s worldwide parks from the comfort of their homes. Their previous work building block-based worlds includes the Dungeons & Dragons, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, and countless other DLC packs. 


However, the Universal Studios DLC may be their tallest task to date, as it’s far from your standard collaboration. The add-on recreates SEVEN iconic attractions from Universal Studios theme parks worldwide. 

Experience a smaller yet equally ferocious King Kong with the Minecraft version of Skull Island: Reign of Kong, inspired by the ride at Universal’s Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure. If dinosaurs are more your speed, virtually ride Universal Studios Hollywood’s Jurassic World – The Ride or visit Universal Beijing Resort’s Jurassic World Innovation Center

Of course, a Universal experience, Minecraft or real life, would only be complete with JAWS, and the DLC pack features a ride inspired by the attraction in Universal Studios Japan. It also features recreations of Universal Studios Florida’s Revenge of the Mummy, Universal Orlando Resort’s E.T. Adventure, and Back to the Future – The Ride, inspired by a past fan-favorite worldwide Universal destination. 

Each attraction also comes with its own gift shop, allowing players to purchase in-game merchandise at Back to the Future Gifts, Universal Studios Store, E.T. Toy Closet, Sahara Traders, Jurassic Outfitters, and Base Camp Provisions. And, if you get hungry along the way, stop for a quick bite at restaurants, including Hollywood & Dine, Universal Studios’ Classic Monsters Cafe, and many more options. 

Players can also embark on a quest across Minecraft’s Universal Studios theme park, completing film-themed minigames and meeting some of Universal’s most iconic characters as they search for the missing letters from Minecraft’s Universal Studios Globe. 

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While it may not be as exciting as experiencing the theme park in person, Minecraft’s new Universal Studios expansion will undoubtedly deliver a gaming experience unlike anything else. Check out the trailer for yourself below. You can also check out a preview of the new Minecraft x Universal Studios Experience DLC below:

The Minecraft x Universal Studios DLC is available now on all platforms.

About Minecraft

Minecraft poster

Release Date: November 18, 2011; February 13, 2024 (Universal Studios DLC)
Developer: Mojang Studios
Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
Platforms: Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, and PC
Genre: Sandbox, Survival

Are you excited to play the Minecraft x Universal Studios DLC? Have you played previous DLC packs? What worlds would you like to see recreated in the video game next? Let us know on social media, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more content like this. We’re always watching.

SOURCE: NBC Universal

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Danny Bojic

Danny Bojic

Danny Bojic is a writer located in Nashville, TN, who's had a lifelong obsession with video games, comics, movies, and other nerdy things. He's written thousands of articles on topics ranging from movies, TV, and comics to automotive, tech, and video games. With The Illuminerdi, he's attended countless press events, covered conventions, produced online content, and interviewed talent.