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What is coming to the New DreamWorks Land in Universal Studios?

Get ready to step into the world of DreamWorks Animation as DreamWorks Land opens at Universal Studios Florida this summer. Whether you’re a die-hard Shrek, Trolls, or Kung Fu Panda fan, DreamWorks Land will provide fun with interactive play areas, character meet-and-greets, and delicious treats for the whole family. Dreamworks Land officially opens on June 14, 2024, in Universal Studios Florida.

If you want to learn about everything Universal Orlando Dreamworks Land has to offer, then keep reading!

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What is in Dreamworks Land?

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Ready for new Universal attractions? This summer, Dreamworks Land will open and feature 3 main themes from the films Shrek, Trolls, and Kung Fu Panda. Located in Universal Studios Florida, Dreamworks Land will replace the now-closed Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone located next to the E.T. Adventure Attraction.

The official opening date for the land is June 14, 2024, just over 1 year since the closure of the former KidZone Area. This land is the perfect addition to Universal Studios Florida bringing kid/family-friendly elements back into the park.

Dreamworks Land features:

  • Shrek’s Swamp – Meet Shrek in his house, make music in King Harold’s Swamp Symphony or enjoy swamp themed treats
  • Trolls Land – Meet Trolls characters, ride the Trollercoaster or play in Poppy’s Playgroud
  • Panda Village – Meet Po or splash around in his interactive Kung Fu training wet and dry play area

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Shrek in Dreamworks Land 

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Shrek’s Swamp Meet: We simply can’t wait to step into Shrek’s Swamp! Here, guests can visit Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey. In January 2023, the beloved Donkey meet and greet closed its doors. Shrek fans (us included) are very excited to see Donkey return to Universal Studios Florida. This is an interactive meet and greet where Donkey will joke around with you! 

Shrek’s Swamp for Little Ogres: This play area features four fun slides, wet play areas, and a playground where kids can also venture into Shrek’s outhouse.

Mama Luna Feline Fiesta: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish comes to life with this new interactive experience that takes place in Mama Luna’s retirement home for cats. Guests get to play with Mama Luna’s many cats on 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: Create your masterpiece as you conduct frog ribbits by stomping around on lily pads that make music! 

Swamp Snacks: Is it really a theme park land without snacks? Feast like an ogre at this new kiosk, which will serve snacks inspired by Shrek, including Shrekzel, Far Far A Waffle, Frozen Ogre, and more. We may or may not have to rope drop this snack stand.

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Party with Trolls in Dreamworks Land

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Good times and good vibes with the trolls! In Dreamworks Land, you will be able to find your happy place with favorite Trolls characters like Poppy and Branch. 

Trolls Trollercoaster: hop aboard the Caterbus and escape on this family-friendly rollercoaster. Guests of all ages will be able to enjoy this coaster. This kiddie coaster was formerly “Woody Woodpeckers Nuthouse Coaster” in the old KidZone. It will now be rethemed to Trolls! 

Poppy’s Playground: let the kids run wild in this shaded (under a 20-ft mushroom) play area with colorful structures. 

Trolls Treats: Cool down with a refreshing Trolls-themed ice cream treat from Poppy’s Boombox kiosk! Grab ice-pops inspired by Poppy and Branch like the pink lemonade-flavored Poppy-licious Pink and huckleberry-flavored BroZone Berry.

High Five Hideaway: Need a souvenir to remember your visit? High Five Hideaway has got you covered, offering exclusive DreamWorks apparel, plushies, and accessories.

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Fun with Po from King Fu Panda

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Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp: a wet-and-dry play zone inspired by the Panda Village. Help Po wash laundry with giant water cannons and explore fun features like an interactive gong, giggling baby pandas, and oversized noodle bowl merry-go-rounds.

Po Live!: Join Po in this digital, interactive meet and greet experience that 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.

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Even More DreamWorks Fun

DreamWorks Land isn’t just limited to these iconic franchises. Prepare to be swept away by the DreamWorks Imagination Celebration, a multisensory live show featuring music, dance, and cutting-edge technology that brings your favorite DreamWorks characters to life on stage! And don’t miss the DreamWorks Character Zone, where you can meet and greet beloved characters like Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse.

This is just a taste of the magic that awaits at DreamWorks Land! We are very excited to visit for the first time and will update you right here when it’s fully open with details on ALL experiences! 

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