DreamWorks Theatre

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DreamWorks Theatre
Universal Studios Hollywood
AreaUpper Lot
Coordinates34°08′11″N 118°21′22″W / 34.136518°N 118.356051°W / 34.136518; -118.356051
StatusOperating
Soft opening dateMay 29, 2018
Opening dateJune 15, 2018; 16 months ago (2018-06-15)
ReplacedShrek 4-D (2003 - 2017)
Universal Studios Beijing
StatusUnder construction
Opening dateSpring 2021 (planned)
General statistics
Attraction type4-D film
Motion simulator
ManufacturerUniversal Creative
ThemeDreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Theatre is a motion simulator attraction that opened on June 15, 2018 at Universal Studios Hollywood located in the Universal City, California community of Los Angeles and upcoming to Universal Studios Beijing. The new attraction is themed around characters featured in films from DreamWorks Animation and features the use of projection mapping. It replaced the Shrek 4-D attraction, which closed on August 13, 2017.

Background[edit]

Following NBCUniversal's purchase of DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 billion in 2016, it sought to leverage its newly acquired intellectual properties.[1] On June 5, 2017, Universal Studios Hollywood announced the new DreamWorks Theatre attraction would open in 2018 based on characters featured in DreamWorks Animation films, which replaced the Shrek 4-D attraction on August 13. NBCUniversal issued a press release regarding the DreamWorks Theatre attraction:


On February 8, 2018, Universal stated the attraction would take place on the morning of The Emperor's Great Feast of Heroes, where dragon warrior Po the Panda embarks on a quest to deliver “the rare and precious Liquid of Limitless Power” to the Palace while enlisting guests to join him on the adventure. It will include “raging rapids, river pirates, awesome magic and, obviously, Kung Fu." The theater will introduce the first-ever integration of interior projection mapping designed to engulf guests in 180 degrees of immersive adventure and will add seven Christie 4K Boxer Cinema Projectors and 360-degree surround sound audio and include physical effects from water to wind that will add on to the feeling of being in the environment.

The attraction officially opened on June 15, 2018.[3]

Cast[edit]

Dreamworks Animation Cameo Cast[edit]

Kowalski and Private appeared but had no lines.

References[edit]

  1. ^ MacDonald, Brady (June 5, 2017). "So long Shrek, hello Kung Fu Panda. Universal Studios to turn 4-D theater into DreamWorks showcase". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  2. ^ "DREAMWORKS ANIMATION'S FAVORITE CHARACTERS HEADLINE ALL-NEW UNIVERSAL STUDIOS HOLLYWOOD ATTRACTION". NBCUniversal. June 5, 2017. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "DreamWorks Theatre Featuring "Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest" to open June 15 at Universal Studios Hollywood". NBCUniversal. April 17, 2018. Retrieved April 17, 2018.