New Details Emerge About Universal Orlando's DreamWorks Land, Opening This Summer

Feb 29, 2024 in "Universal Orlando Resort"

Posted: Thursday February 29, 2024 9:50am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

This summer, Universal Orlando Resort is set to unveil DreamWorks Land, a new themed area replacing Kidzone and inspired by iconic characters from the hit movies Shrek, Trolls, and Kung Fu Panda.

The new land will feature Shrek’s Swamp, Trolls Trollercoaster, Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp and Store. Here are the full details about the new experiences coming to DreamWorks Land in Summer 2024:


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 can feast 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.


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, 20-foot mushroom is Poppy’s Playground – a shaded play area featuring colorful 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 colored Trolls ice cream treats inspired by Poppy and Branch like the pink lemonade-flavored Poppy-licious Pink and huckleberry-flavored 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.

Kung Fu Panda

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. Guests will also encounter fun elements throughout the experience, including an interactive gong, mischievous, giggling baby pandas, and oversized merry-go-round noodle bowls from Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop.

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 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 Theater.

DreamWorks Character Zone: At DreamWorks Character Zone, guests can meet, greet and interact with their favorite DreamWorks characters like Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse and more.

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Andrew25Mar 15, 2024

This isn't a ground-breaking land, but it's being designed in a way that could easily lend itself to expansions. USF has needed a proper (and relevant) kids area for a long time.

MisterPenguinMar 15, 2024

JT3000Mar 15, 2024

It's a churro stand.

lazyboy97oMar 14, 2024

They’re not using shovels, so clearly nothing.

DonniePeverleyMar 14, 2024

At the risk of scouring the vast volume of pages, can someone give me a brief synopsis of what will be built here. Are we getting major attractions here, or is it the expected cheap nonsense, lick of paint, and just throw some random IP on a carnival attraction.

BrerFoxesBayouAdventureMar 02, 2024

I really hope the sign is a placeholder, because holy crap does it look bad. A fully sculpted sign with the Dreamworks characters would be so cool IMO.

999th Happy HauntMar 02, 2024

Apparently new ET archway closer to the main path that will lead to the existing entrance is coming

ToTBellHopMar 02, 2024

ET is, however, surprisingly close to Shrek’s tree. The themes really clash. Wish they could enclose that outdoor ET queue.

SirwalterraleighMar 02, 2024

I believe they said that upfront…a bit of a sacred cow for them

jannerUKMar 02, 2024

Should ET remain untouched from this?

BrerFoxesBayouAdventureMar 01, 2024

Chickapin Hill was moved over here.

EricsBiscuitFeb 29, 2024

If the ladies in your group wear a fan ny pack instead of a traditional purse or backpack they can wear them on the rides. That’s what my wife does and it makes Uni 10x easier.

SirwalterraleighFeb 29, 2024

More functional… As in no 2 hour wait or a $35 line pass

sonoma15Feb 29, 2024

Yep! Should be pretty fun for kids.