Universal Orlando Reveals A First Look At The New DreamWorks Land

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This summer, Universal Orlando Resort will debut DreamWorks Land – a vibrant new themed environment inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s beloved characters Shrek, Trolls and Kung Fu Panda.

Universal Orlando Reveals A First Look At The New DreamWorks Land

DreamWorks Land at Universal Orlando Resort Character Artwork
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As soon as guests step into the spectacular new land, the vivid world and imagination of DreamWorks Animation will surround them as they embark on exciting adventures like exploring Shrek’s Swamp just outside of his 35-foot-tall cottage, taking a ride on a dazzling Trollercoaster, interacting with Po in the Panda Village and meeting favourite characters like Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse. 

Meet Shrek At His Swamp

Shrek's Swamp Meet at DreamWorks Land at Universal Orlando Resort
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Like ogres and onions, guests can peel back layers of fun in Shrek’s oasis to discover “ogre-the-top” adventures at every turn.

  • Shrek’s Swamp Meet: Guests can visit Shrek’s Swamp Meet to interact with beloved characters Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey, the noble steed eager to joke around and converse with guests, just outside of Shrek’s cottage.
  • Shrek’s Swamp for Little Ogres: This ogre-sized play area features four fun slides, wet play areas and a playground where guests can climb, bounce and splash around as well as venture into Shrek’s outhouse.
  • Mama Luna Feline Fiesta: The blockbuster film, Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish, comes to life with this new interactive experience that takes place in Mama Luna’s retirement home for cats. Here, guests get to play with Mama Luna’s many cats on vivid interactive screens activated by buttons, bells, maracas and levers. They might even spot the one and only Puss in Boots himself.
  • King Harold’s Swamp Symphony: Guests can create their own melodious masterpiece as they trigger a choir of ever-changing frog ribbits by continually stomping on an array of interactive lily pads.
  • Swamp Snacks: Families canfeast like an ogre at this new kiosk, which will serve scrumptious snacks inspired by Shrek, including Shrekzel, Far Far A Waffle, Frozen Ogre and more.

Excitement Ahead For Trolls Fans

Trolls Trollercoaster at DreamWorks Land at Universal Orlando Resort
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A magnificent fountain featuring favouriteTrolls characters Poppy and Branch sits at the centre of the Trolls Village where “fantastamazing” energy flows and guests can relax and “find their happy place.”

  • Trolls Trollercoaster: After strolling through a dazzling marquee starring cherished Trolls characters Poppy, Viva, Tiny Diamond, Satin and Chenille, guests of all ages can take a ride on the iconic Caterbus escaping evil spiders as they speed along a bright orange and yellow track aboard this family-friendly rollercoaster.
  • Poppy’s Playground: Nestled under a giant, the 20-foot mushroom is Poppy’s Playground – a shaded play area featuring colourful flowers and bugs with a bountiful array of fun bouncing and climbing structures for the youngest of trolls.
  • Trolls Treats: Poppy’s boombox from Trolls Band Together has been transformed into a playful kiosk that offers up brightly coloured Trolls ice cream treats inspired by Poppy and Branch like the pink lemonade-flavoured Poppy-licious Pink and huckleberry-flavoured BroZone Berry.
  • High Five Hideaway: Cloud Guy hosts this all-new retail location featuring the latest merchandise including apparel, plush and accessories from Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, Gabby’s Dollhouse and more.

Train With Po At Kung Fu Panda Camp

Po's Kung Fu Training Camp at DreamWorks Land at Universal Orlando Resort
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Guests embark on thrilling and fun adventures alongside the lovable panda Po from the action-packed world of the Kung Fu Panda movies.

  • Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp: Inspired by the hit Kung Fu Panda films, this all-new play area brings the Panda Village to life like never before. Within both wet and dry play areas, guests have the opportunity to help the pandas wash and dry their laundry with enormous water cannons, dump buckets, giant fans and more.
  • Po Live!: This digital, interactive meet and greet experience gives guests the opportunity to interact with the famous Dragon Warrior himself as he teaches them cool Kung Fu moves, cooks some delicious stir fry and babysits his little cousin, Ling Ling…all at the same time.

Additional Experiences Featuring Dreamworks Characters

DreamWorks Land Marquee - Universal Orlando Resort
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DreamWorks Land will also feature additional opportunities for guests to meet and interact with beloved characters through extraordinary live entertainment, including:

  • DreamWorks Imagination Celebration: Popular DreamWorks Animation stories leap off the screen and come to life in DreamWorks Imagination Celebration. The multisensory adventure combines hit pop songs, high-energy dancing, advanced technology, and more to create an imaginative party atmosphere that will transport guests to the worlds of their favorite characters within the all-new DreamWorks Theatre.
  • DreamWorks Character Zone: At DreamWorks Character Zone, guests can meet, greet and interact with their favourite DreamWorks characters like Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse and more.

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