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It’s All Ogre Now: A Look Back at the Retired Shrek 4-D Attraction at Universal Studios Florida

After a nearly 20 year run, Shrek 4-D was permanently closed at Universal Studios Florida on January 10, 2022. Since the closure, all the signage has been removed from the exterior, construction walls have gone up hinting at a possible Minions-themed attraction, and props have been sold off at the Williams of Hollywood Prop Shop. It’s all ogre now, but we wanted to take a look back at all the details of this classic attraction. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and check out how the attraction looked in its prime.

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Shrek 4-D was one of the very first attractions that guests would encounter when entering Universal Studios Florida. Shrek, Donkey, and Gingy could be seen on the giant Shrek 4-D sign, which resembled an outhouse door. A small banner below informed guests that the attraction would be “presented in Ogre Vision.”

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Gingy with a candy cane could be seen on the Universal Express entrance sign.

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An iron gate over the entrance had small Fs for Farquaad.

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Soundstage 4-D also had large posters with scenes from the attraction.

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Three scenes were displayed on the building, including a kiss between Shrek and Fiona.

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From the outside of the queue line, several boards told the story of Shrek.

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Because the film for Shrek 4-D takes place after the first film, these storybook pages gave guests a little background in case they weren’t familiar with the story.

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Even the stroller parking signs were themed. Don’t forget you parked in Lancelot 17!

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The attraction would have guests exit out into Shrek’s Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe, located on the other side of the building.

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Donkey, Gingy, and the 3 little pigs helped point guests in the direction of Shrek-themed souvenirs.

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The Duloc Community Bulletin Board and an advertisement for “Great Moments with Mr. Farquaad” were located on the side of the building.

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Shields and wanted posters were also on the walls along the side of the building.

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The entrances for the gift shop were located right across from the Shrek and Donkey meet and greet area.

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Let’s take a look through the queue.

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“I’m not with Dopey.”

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Green “S” banners and more shields could be found throughout the queue. Wooden signs for “humans” and “fairy tale creatures” were also hanging over the entrance.

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There were several screens throughout the queue with a short pre-show for guests to watch while they waited in line.

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Hath a dragon parched thy palate? Fetch a pail of water. It doth slay a dragon’s thirst!

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You could also find The Medieval Times on pillars in the queue.

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The extended queue was often used on busy days.

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Who doesn’t love a good, themed trash can, right?

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There was also a large green shield with the Shrek “S” in the queue.

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Another look at The Medieval Times.

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One of our favorite details from the queue was the handprints in cement for a few of the characters.

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A closer look at the Duloc Community Board reveals some very funny themed notes.

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There were some amazing posters displayed just before you entered the pre-show for the attraction. “Dulocland” always sounded like a good time.

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As you entered the dungeon to prepare for your torture, you would grab a pair of green Ogre Vision glasses.

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A Team Member would spiel along with the pre-show. The three little pigs, Pinocchio, and Magic Mirror could be seen hanging at the front of the dungeon.

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Gingy was visible on dungeon cam, and later the ghost of Lord Farquaad would make an appearance.

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Shackles, stocks, axes, and other torture devices could be seen on every wall and even on the ceiling.

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Duloc Express was always worth it.

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It’s the little details that made the experience.

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We’re going to miss the floggings.

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After the pre-show, guests would move into the theater for the film.

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There was some stationary seating, but almost all the seats moved to give guests the full 4-D experience.

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Shrek banners and torches lined the theater walls.

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At the end of the film, a fairy is flung across the room and crashes into a speaker over the exit.

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Guests would drop their Ogre Vision glasses into the bins as they exited the attraction into Shrek’s Ye Olde Gift Shoppe.

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Wanted: Ogre Vision glasses in the bin, please.

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The interior of Ye Old Gift Shoppe is extremely themed.

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There are so many little details here that are often overlooked; we had to make sure to take time to document the entire store from floor to ceiling, too.

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When we say floor to ceiling, we mean it.

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Do Not Disturb.

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Every detail fit perfectly with the theme.

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Characters could be found along the top of the merchandise displays. There was even a model where the planets revolved around the Earth.

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You’ll notice the Magic Mirror is hanging behind the Guest Cheque Out for the Honeymoon Hotel.

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Like any good hotel, there were maps to local attractions.

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These sound like fun!

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Pennants could be seen over the exit. They were very clever.

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They all sound like great places to visit.

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Ye Mappe Queste.

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There are a lot of themed signs on the walls and doors.

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Child Swap was located in the gift shop by the exit.

You can check out our full queue tour and preshow video above, as well as a final farewell to Shrek’s Ye Olde Souvenir Shoppe below.

And they lived happily ever after. Shrek 4-D may be gone, but it will never be forgotten. We hope you enjoyed this final farewell to Shrek 4-D. Make sure you follow Universal Parks News Today for all the latest updates from Universal parks around the globe and leave us a comment and let us know if you’ll miss Shrek 4-D or if you’re looking forward to a brand new attraction taking over this location.

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