Shrek’s Swamp and Play Area Take Shape and More DreamWorks Land Updates at Universal Studios Florida

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The new DreamWorks Land under construction at Universal Studios Florida will let guests step into the worlds of Shrek, Trolls, and Kung Fu Panda. Universal has not officially confirmed much for this new land yet, but construction seems to be moving along nicely. One of the first things guests see as they look toward this … Read more

Trollercoaster Spider Figure Appears in DreamWorks Land at Universal Studios Florida

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DreamWorks Land is still under construction at Universal Studios Florida, but things are starting to really take shape. Just over the construction walls, we can see some new themed elements being installed in the “Shrek” and “Trolls” themed areas. Trollercoaster Spider Installed in DreamWorks Land The creepiest update this week is the addition of a … Read more

PHOTOS: Bright Colors Added to Roof of Trollercoaster Load Platform, New Tree Stumps Appear in DreamWorks Land at Universal Studios Florida

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Most of the work happening to the new DreamWorks land at Universal Studios Florida is hidden behind construction walls, but we can see a few new additions around the area being built at Universal Studios Florida DreamWorks Land Construction The top of Shrek’s tree stump home is difficult to hide as it towers over the … Read more

REVIEW: New ‘Trolls Band Together’ Poppy’s Popping Strawberry Lemonade Shake with Strawberry Dole Whip at Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Orlando Resort has been getting ready for “Trolls Band Together” with photo ops, a new outfit for Poppy, and specialty shakes. Schwab’s Pharmacy has debuted three new specialty shakes to celebrate the release of the new Trolls movie, so we decided to stop by and check them out. ‘Trolls Band Together’ Shakes Schwab’s Pharmacy … Read more

Snack Kiosk Names in DreamWorks Land Accidentally Revealed in Building Permits


Theme parks are often pretty secretive about names of venues until they are ready to share photos, news, or other exciting details, but a keen eye will sometimes find accidentally-revealed details in very mundane places. In this case, we spotted the names of two new locations coming to DreamWorks Land in their building permits. New … Read more

PHOTOS: Trollercoaster Painting Progresses, Shrek’s Swamp Takes Shape as DreamWorks Land Construction Continues at Universal Studios Florida

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Crews continue to make progress on the construction of DreamWorks Land at Universal Studios Florida as it inches closer to its broad 2024 opening window. The area is replacing Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone; we noticed a few new changes on a recent trip to the park. DreamWorks Land Construction More yellow paint has been added to … Read more

Trademarks Filed for DreamWorks Land and Trollercoaster, Likely for Universal Orlando Resort


Dreamworks recently filed two new applications for trademark: One for “DreamWorks Land” and one for “Trollercoaster.” While no further official announcements have been made, Universal Studios Florida’s now-defunct Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone has a Dreamworks retheme underway. Let’s take another look at the concept art for the new DreamWorks area, now potentially named “DreamWorks Land,” coming … Read more

BREAKING: DreamWorks Land Replacing Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone at Universal Studios Florida

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Universal Orlando Resort has confirmed that a DreamWorks land will replace the closed Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone at Universal Studios Florida. DreamWorks Animation Land The “immersive and interactive” land will open in 2024. Universal released concept art featuring a DreamWorks sign, Shrek and Donkey, trolls, and Po from “Kung Fu Panda.” The press release reads: Next … Read more

Walt Disney Imagineering Pitched An Update to Maelstrom Years Before Frozen Ever After at EPCOT


Years ago, before Frozen Ever After was even a thought, before “Frozen” existed as a film, Imagineer Peter Carsillo was asked to take a look at the aging Maelstrom attraction in the Norway Pavilion of EPCOT. The task: update the ride with a new creative vision. The Reimagined Maelstrom that Never Was Carsillo himself described … Read more

Shrek and Other DreamWorks Characters Now Meeting in Hollywood Area of Universal Studios Florida

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Now that DreamWorks Destination and the Shrek meet-and-greet have closed with most of Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone, the DreamWorks characters have moved to the Hollywood section of Universal Studios Florida. Gabby from “Gabby’s Dollhouse” was greeting guests outside Williams of Hollywood. Some trolls were in a cordoned area near Mel’s Drive-In. We saw Branch, Poppy, and … Read more

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Every Piece of Merchandise from the New UNI VRS Shop at Universal Studios Hollywood

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Movies and fashion rule at the new UNI VRS store now open at Universal Studios Hollywood. Recently, we stopped by to take a complete tour of all the new offerings. Check out the video below, or read on for a full list of merchandise! Under the awning that leads into the shop, there’s a collage … Read more

“DreamWorks Destination” Character Experience Coming Soon to Universal Studios Florida


A new interactive character experience called “DreamWorks Destination” is coming to Universal Studios Florida, where guests will be able to meet, greet, and dance with their favorite DreamWorks characters. Located in the KidZone area of Universal Studios Florida, DreamWorks Destination will be a first-of-its-kind character experience where guests can interact with multiple beloved characters from … Read more

UPNT Weekly Recap: UOAP Lounge at the Jurassic Park Discovery Center, Universal Orlando Resort At Capacity for Labor Day Weekend, USJ Casper and Snoopy Merch, and More!


Every week is a busy week when it comes to Universal Parks news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Universal Orlando Resort and other Universal resorts around the world, here’s our Universal Parks News Today weekly recap from August 30 to September 6, 2020. Universal Orlando Resort Following Volcano Bay’s … Read more

UPNT Weekly Recap: More Reopenings at CityWalk Hollywood, Velociraptors on the “Velocicoaster,” New Scary Foods from the Halloween Horror Nights Tribute Store, #HHNForever Playlist, and More!


Every week is a busy week when it comes to Universal Parks news. To help you keep up with all the updates coming out of Universal Orlando Resort and other Universal resorts around the world, here’s our Universal Parks News Today weekly recap from August 23-30, 2020. Universal Orlando Resort Universal Orlando Resort has just released a new … Read more

PHOTOS: New “Trolls” Themed Face Mask Arrives at Universal Studios Florida

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Recently, Universal Orlando Resort has released new face masks themed around Harry Potter, and the theme park itself. However, today we noticed a new mask has arrived at Universal Studios Florida, this time themed to the hit film series Trolls. Featuring the star of the films, Princess Poppy, this cute mask features varying shades of … Read more

PHOTOS: New Vikings, Trolls, and Norway Flag Merchandise Sails Into The Norway Pavilion at Epcot

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We stepped into The Fjording in the Norway pavilion at Epcot today, and lo and behold, they had a huge new line of merchandise for our perusing pleasure. There are new clothing and home items in three very Norwegian categories: The Norwegian Flag (featuring Mickey Mouse), Vikings, and Trolls (with a neat Spaceship Earth rock … Read more