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DreamWorks Land at Universal Orlando Coming Summer 2024

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Good news for Universal Orlando fans: we finally know when DreamWorks Land will be opening — summer 2024!

The new additions to the KidZone section of the park will be a welcome addition for families looking for attractions that are suited more for little kids and now we know that some of our favorite characters will be in full force.

With a new “Trolls”-themed roller coaster, a Kung Fu Panda training area, and a Shrek meet and greet, there will be lots of areas to ride, splash, laugh, and play!

Let’s take a look at the details.

DreamWorks Land

Dreamworks themed land entrance conceptual rendering Image Credit Universal
Image Credit: Universal

The KidZone section of Universal Studios closed last year. After that, fans were left guessing as to what would replace some fan-favorite attractions, including Curious George Goes to Town, Fievel’s Playland, and Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster.

Finally, 6 months later, Universal announced that an all-new, DreamWorks-themed land would take over the space while still leaving Animal Actors on Location!, E.T. Adventure, KidZone Pizza Company, and SpongeBob StorePants store intact.

Now we have more details of the new attractions and know that they will be opening this summer.

Trolls Trollercoaster

The little thrill-seeker in your family will be happy to know that a family-friendly rollercoaster is on its way.

Universal Orlando Dreamworks Trollercoaster
Trollercoaster. Image Credit: Universal

Trolls Trollercoaster will have guests climb aboard the caterpillar Caterbus with Poppy, Tiny, and the twins Satin and Chenille to try to escape some spooky spiders.

Plus, there will be a shady play area with climbing structures and a “Trolls”-themed refreshment station.

Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp

“Kung Fu Panda” fans, get ready to learn some kung-fu!

Universal Orlando Dreamworks Kung Fu Panda
Panda Village. Image Credit: Universal

Guests will be able to step into Panda Village, the ancestral home of Po (and all pandas), and train with Po in this interactive area.

There will be wet and dry areas where you can help the pandas wash and dry their laundry with water cannons, dump water buckets, play with giant fans, and more.

Oh, and go for a spin in the merry-go-round noodle bowls from Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop!

Shrek’s Swamp Meet

If you’ve been missing Shrek ever since the Minions took over his ride, soon you’ll be able to meet your favorite ogre, Fiona, and Donkey outside of Shrek’s cottage.

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Shrek’s Swamp. Image Credit: Universal

Besides a meet and greet, Shrek’s Swamp will also feature a playground where little ogres can climb, slide, and even splash through Shrek’s home.

And if you are into swamp music, don’t miss King Harold’s Swamp Symphony, where you can hop on lily pads to create a melody of frog rabbits!

And, of course, there will be snacks, including a Shrekzel.

Universal Orlando Updates

Universal Orlando Resort has been busy lately, continuing to roll out impressive attractions for all ages, including the highly anticipated Illumination’s Villain-Con Minion Blast.

Although many visitors head to Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure for thrill rides like Jurassic World VelociCoaster and Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, there are plenty of attractions for younger guests too — and now there’s even more on the way!

After all, parents can only ride the Caro-Seuss-el so many times …

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Final Thoughts

After months of teasing what was coming, Universal fans should be excited to see this new land packed with multiple interactive play areas, a rollercoaster, character meet and greets, and more.

Although some people were sad to see the old attractions go, at least we finally know what will be replacing them. And Universal has been pretty successful with their latest additions, so you can bet these new attractions will be big hits as well.

For park-loving parents with little ones who have been missing the KidZone, summer 2024 can’t come soon enough!

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About Chris Hassan

Chris holds a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management and managed social media for all Marriott properties in South America, making him a perfect fit for UP and its social media channels. He has a passion for making content catered toward family travelers.


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