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DreamWorks Land Opens This Summer at Universal Orlando

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Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone at Universal Orlando closed in 2023 to make way for a new land, which was later confirmed to be based on DreamWorks characters and intellectual property. Now we have even more details about what you’ll be able to see and ride in DreamWorks Land, beginning in summer of 2024! We’re still in the concept art only phase, but let’s take a look at UOR’s news drop. The land, which is organized around three major character IPs, looks to be super kid-friendly.

Trolls Village

Trolls Trollercoaster

Escape from spooky spiders on this family-friendly junior coaster. You’ll join Poppy, Tiny, and the rest of the gang as you ride on the caterpillar Caterbus around the track.

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Trollercoaster was Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster in a previous life, and we expect that it will have the same height requirements as the Nuthouse Coaster did. That would be 36″ to ride, and 48″ to ride without a supervising companion.

Poppy’s Playground

You’ve got a giant, 20-foot mushroom, so of course you have to put a playground under it, right? This shaded area features bouncing and climbing structures for your youngest Trolls to let it all hang loose.

Dining and Shopping

Keeping with the Trolls theme, Trolls Treats will serve up ice cream treats such as pink lemonade-flavored Poppy-licious Pink and huckleberry-flavored BroZone Berry from a kiosk themed as Poppy’s boombox from Trolls Band Together. And you can find the latest apparel, plush, and accessories featuring DreamWorks characters at High Five Hideaway.

Panda Village

Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp

Elsewhere in DreamWorks Land, you’ll find Panda Village come to life. Use water cannons, dump buckets, giant fans, and more to help the pandas do laundry, but never fear – there are dry play areas for those whose kids don’t want to get wet. Other fun features include an interactive gong, giggling baby pandas, and oversized merry-go-round noodle bowls from Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop.

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Po Live!

While you’re visiting the training camp, you can meet and talk with Po himself on a digital animated screen. Po multi-tasks – babysitting his baby cousin, cooking delicious snacks, and at the very same time training you in the ways of Kung Fu.

Shrek’s Swamp

Shrek’s Swamp Meet

Shrek’s Cottage sets the stage, in case you thought this was just any old swamp. You can meet Shrek, Fiona, and Donkey outside the cottage.

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Shrek’s Swamp for Little Ogres

This ogre-sized play area features a playground with four fun slides, wet play areas, and plenty of climbing, bouncing, and splashing opportunities. Venture into Shrek’s outhouse – if you dare.

Mama Luna Feline Fiesta

Play with Mama Luna’s cats on vivid interactive screens activated by buttons, bells, maracas, and levers in Mama Luna’s Retirement Home for Cats. You may even catch a glimpse of Puss in Boots himself.

King Harold’s Swamp Symphony

Are your kids tired yet? No? They can stomp on an array of interactive lily pads to create their own melodies from frog ribbits.

Dining and Shopping

There’s no merch location in Shrek’s Swamp, but you can dine like ogres at Swamp Snacks. This new kiosk serves ogre-inspired snacks including Shrekzel, Far Far A Waffle, Frozen Ogre, and more.

Other Areas and Attractions

DreamWorks Imagination Celebration

This multisensory adventure puts together pop music hits, dancing, super-modern party tech, and more to create a party atmosphere inside the all-new DreamWorks Theater. Be transported to the worlds of your favorite characters in this interactive experience.

DreamWorlds Character Zone

Trolls, Shrek, and Kung Fu Panda characters will meet in their respective areas, but in the Character Zone you can meet, greet, and interact with other favorite DreamWorks characters. Specifically mentioned was Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse, but the area will be a general Meet & Greet.

Are you excited for the opening of DreamWorks Land? Let us know in the comments!


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Jennifer Heymont

Jennifer has a background in math and biology, so she ended up in Data Science where she gets to do both. She lives just north of Boston with her husband, kids, and assorted animal members of the family. Although it took three visits for the Disney bug to "take", she now really wishes she lived a lot closer to the Parks.

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