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A First-Look at Universal Studios Orlando's DreamWorks Land Opening Summer 2024

Curious what movie characters you'll find at Universal Studios Orlando Dreamworks Land when it finally opens?

By Tara Bennett
A rendering of the Dreamworks Land Marquee at Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort is inching closer to the opening of DreamWorks Land, their new themed environment inspired by DreamWorks Animation films and characters. Guests will be able to walk into family-centric play area featuring adventures created around the beloved franchises of Shrek, Trolls and Kung Fu Panda.

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Set to open in Summer 2024, the area promises food stations with unique treats, photo-op-worthy murals, DreamWorks Character Zone, interactive play areas, splash pads and even a family-friendly roller coaster. There's also the all-new DreamWorks Theater which will feature a advanced technology, multi-sensory adventure involving all the beloved characters partying together to hit pop songs and high-energy dancing.

We've got a breakdown of what's coming in each zone within DreamWorks Land, so you can start planning what you'll want to hit during your next Universal Studios Orlando vacation.

Kung Fu Panda Village

An artist rendering of Po's Kung Fu Training Camp At Dreamworks Land At Universal Orlando Resort

With the latest adventures of Po (Jack Black) in Kung Fu Panda 4 in theaters this spring, there's even more to look forward to at Panda Village. Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp is a wet and dry play area where guests have the opportunity to help the pandas wash and dry their laundry with enormous water cannons, dump buckets, giant fans and more. There's even an oversized merry-go-round noodle bowls from Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop! For those who want to join the Panda's army, Po Live! is a digital, interactive meet and greet experience where guests have the opportunity to interact with the famous Dragon Warrior as he teaches them cool Kung Fu moves.

Shrek's Swamp

An artists rendering of Shreks Swamp Meet At Dreamworks Land At Universal Orlando Resort

Shrek welcomes you into his swampy oasis featuring his personal cottage, where outside you can meet Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey throughout the day. There's a wet play area dubbed Shrek’s Swamp for Little Ogres which will help beat the Florida heat. King Harold’s Swamp Symphony allows kids to play an interactive lily pad to compose a frog ribbit choir. And fans of Puss in Boots 2: The Last Wish will get to visit Mama Luna Feline Fiesta where they can virtually play with her pack of strays. There's also a themed snack kiosk with must try treats like a Shrekzel, Far Far A Waffle, Frozen Ogre and more.

Trolls Village

A rendering of the Trolls Trollercoaster At Dreamworks Land At Universal Orlando Resort

Poppy and Branch welcome you into Trolls Village perched on their magnificent fountain. She's also got her own play area, Poppy’s Playground, which is nestled under a giant, 20-foot mushroom that encourages safe climbing and burning off that extra energy. There's an all-ages Trolls Trollercoaster which puts the rider inside a Caterbus who helps them escape evil spiders as they speed along a bright orange and yellow track. When you need some extra energy, there's Trolls Treats at Poppy’s boombox featuring Trolls ice cream treats inspired by Poppy and Branch. Plus, there's a new retail shop, High Five Hideaway which features all the new merch from Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, Gabby’s Dollhouse and more.

For more information about tickets and booking for your future trip to Universal Epic Universe, check out Universal Orlando Resorts.

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