Universal’s DreamWorks Destination Is Open (Kind Of)!

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DreamWorks Destination

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On May 18, 2021, Universal Studios Orlando announced that its newest area — DreamWorks Destination — would be ready to open this spring. The area is set to replace the 25-year-old “A Day in the Park With Barney”. The DreamWorks Destination area will be located in the KidZone, near the long-running E.T. attraction.

DreamWorks Destination
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Universal Orlando Resort’s newest area will be located inside Universal Studios Park. Universal spoke about what Guests can expect when they visit the new area, saying:

“DreamWorks Destination will be a first-of-its-kind character experience where guests can interact with multiple beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit film franchises, Trolls, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more – all in one festive location,” Universal officials said in a news release. “Catchy tunes from various DreamWorks movies will fill the air as guests enter a bright, colorful party atmosphere – all set against a nighttime sky inspired by the animation studio’s iconic opening sequence from its films.”

King Julien DreamWorks
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While Universal Orlando did not give a specific opening date for DreamWorks Destination, they have now opened the area for technical rehearsals! Twitter user Theme Park Shark shared the exciting news.

DreamWorks Destination is now in technical rehearsal at

@UniversalORL!  We will be going inside shortly!

The Orlando Informer Twitter account also shared a video of one of the dance parties that Universal Orlando promised would be a part of the DreamWorks Destination area.

Another one of the dance numbers at DreamWorks Destination! (@CPlagmann)

Guests who would like to visit the Universal Orlando DreamWorks Destination must remember that the new area is under technical rehearsal, therefore operating times are not guaranteed. It is also not guaranteed that you will have access to all available character interactions and dance parties.

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Guests who are not able to visit DreamWorks Destination can still get their DreamWorks fill while at the theme park. DreamWorks’ characters — such as the Trolls and Donkey from Shrek — can still be found throughout the park. Guests can also ride Shrek 4D, which is open daily.

Inside the Magic will keep you updated when the Universal Orlando Resort officially announces the opening date for DreamWorks Destination

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