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DreamWorks Land Opens at Universal Studios Florida

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DreamWorks Land at Universal Studios Florida officially opened today, marking a significant expansion for the park. The themed area offers guests an immersive experience based on flims produced by DreamWorks Animation, including “Shrek,” “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” and “How to Train Your Dragon.”

The opening of DreamWorks Land is expected to attract new and returning visitors to Orlando, almost one year prior to the opening of Epic Universe, which will be the fourth theme park for Universal Orlando Resort.

Below is an official statement from Universal Orlando Resort with details about shows, rides and other attractions in DreamWorks Land.

“Guests can explore Shrek’s Swamp, feast on themed items like Shrekzels (pretzels shaped like the famous ogre) and Poppy-licious Pink and BroZone Berry ice cream treats, scream with laughter on the Trolls Trollercoaster, learn kung fu moves with Po in the Panda Village, meet and take photos with characters like Shrek, Donkey, Poppy, Branch, Puss in Boots, Gabby from Gabby’s Dollhouse, and so much more.

DreamWorks Land also features extraordinary live entertainment with DreamWorks Imagination Celebration – a multisensory live show that combines hit pop songs, high-energy dancing, and advanced technology to bring beloved DreamWorks stories to life like never before.

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CINESATIONAL: A SYMPHONIC SPECTACULAR (located in Universal Studios Florida) Guests can embark on a cinematic journey in the heart of the Universal Studios Florida lagoon with sentimental soundtracks from blockbuster films that have inspired Universal Orlando’s past, present and future attractions in CineSational: A Symphonic Spectacular. The awe-inspiring lagoon show features an impressive collection of technologies and special effects, including 228 fountains that reach heights up to 131 feet, incredible 4K projection mapping, an original composition featuring newly arranged scores meticulously crafted to each scene, and more than 600 drones – all coming together to envelop guests in a breathtaking display of unforgettable cinematic moments from films like Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Jaws and more.

HOGWARTS ALWAYS CASTLE PROJECTION SHOW IN THE WIZARDING WORLD OF HARRY POTTER- HOGSMEADE (located in Universal Islands of Adventure) Guests visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade on select nights can delight in the newest nighttime extravaganza, Hogwarts Always – an incredible new projection show that takes guests on a journey through iconic moments of a school year at Hogwarts. Set against the radiant backdrop of Hogwarts castle, this new show features a stunning display of visuals inspired by memorable moments from the Harry Potter films including the exhilarating ride aboard the Hogwarts Express, the Sorting Ceremony and many more that will captivate witches, wizards and Muggles of all ages.

The summer thrills don’t stop there – on July 3, Universal Orlando will debut Universal Mega Movie Parade at Universal Studios Florida – Universal’s largest daytime parade ever. Guests will watch as some of their favorite movie characters leap off the screen and land on the streets of Universal Studios Florida in a celebration of iconic movies E.T., Jaws, Ghostbusters, Jurassic World, Illumination’s Sing, and DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls.

Guests can also gear up for the amazing summer entertainment with specialty merchandise celebrating the new experiences, including the new original interactive bubble wands inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls and Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World, available this July. The bubble wands will activate fun features when interacting with other wands and will also interact with select Universal Mega Movie Parade floats. Plus, the selection also includes all-new items like clothing, drinkware, headbands themed to beloved DreamWorks characters, and more.

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