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DreamWorks Animation’s most popular characters are coming soon to Universal Studios Hollywood in a new DreamWorks Theatre attraction, starting with Kung Fu Panda in 2018.

Universal Studios Hollywood will soon roll out the red carpet for a unique, never before seen DreamWorks Theatre attraction. Opening in 2018, this newly designed venue will play host to a variety of action-packed DreamWorks Animation themed attractions beginning with the multi-sensory adventure inspired by the global blockbuster franchise Kung Fu Panda, and created in partnership with Universal Creative and DreamWorks’ Artists.

This new technologically advanced attraction will take guests on a legendary journey that fuses captivating storytelling with state-of-the art projection mapping and LED lighting effects for a highly engaging and immersive, unstoppable-awesome experience. The new attraction will replace the current Shrek 4-D experience located on the Upper Lot adjacent to Universal Plaza.

Meet the lovable DreamWorks characters that will join Universal Studios Hollywood beginning in summer 2017 to entertain guests and pose for memorable photos. Newly introduced characters will include: Kung Fu Panda’s Po and Tigress; Madagascar’s Alex the Lion, The Penguins—Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private, and King Julian; Trolls’ Poppy and Branch; Shrek’s Puss ‘n Boots will join existing characters Shrek and Fiona. These many new entertaining characters will join the vast array of Universal Studios Hollywood’s many other diverse walk-about characters.

Hello Kitty
, the beloved global pop icon created by the Japanese company Sanrio, joins Universal Studios Hollywood in 2018. Hello Kitty and her signature red bow, along with more Sanrio friends including My Melody, Keroppi, and Chococat, will be featured on park-exclusive merchandise including accessories, apparel, collectibles, and confectionery. Highlights of the exclusive product offerings include designs incorporating classic Universal titles such as Jaws, ET, Back to the Future and more. Hello Kitty herself will also appear to meet and greet guests.

You can now experience the newest addition to Universal Orlando Resort, as Universal's Volcano Bay water park has joined the two popular theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure.


Made up of four immersive areas filled with innovative opportunities for thrills and rejuvenation, Universal's Volcano Bay™ is an all-new water park at Universal Orlando Resort. Here you'll find a day's worth of fun set to the tune of a comforting island breeze and breathtakingly lush views.

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We recently visited Universal Studios Hollywood to check out all the new attractions since our last visit, and also had the opportunity to experience 'The Entertainment Capital of LA' by day and by night.

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