Shrek 4D Invades Universal's Florida Theme Park
After premiering at Universal Studio's Hollywood theme park in May 23, 2003, the SHREK 4D attraction opened June 16 at Universal Studios Florida in Orlando, continuing DreamWorks' Oscar-winning blockbuster with "OgreVision" animation and "sensory immersion."
This first-of-a-kind partnership between the two studios picks up where the movie left off, combining original 3D animation, state-of-the-art digital cinema projection and audio systems, with unique in-theater effects that audiences can see, hear and feel. SHREK 4D reunites the comic talents of Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz and John Lithgow, who return to give voice to the swamp-dwelling ogre, Shrek; his faithful chatterbox companion, Donkey; his bride, Princess Fiona; and the vengeful ghost of Lord Farquaad.
The tale begins as Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey, set off on their honeymoon. But the ghost of Lord Farquaad, intent on taking his fearsome revenge, interrupts the honeymooners' bliss. Soon, the fairy tale heroes are face to face with ghostly foes, and the audience is transported into the center of an adventure that features an aerial dogfight between fire-breathing dragons and a steep plunge down a 1,000-foot waterfall.
With 12 minutes of all-new 3D animation, SHREK 4D bridges the narrative between SHREK and next year's SHREK 2. Guests use OgreVision glasses that enhance the 4D sensory delights.