Shrek 4-D to Permanently Close at Universal Studios Orlando!

Source: Universal Orlando

It’s a sad day for Shrek fans! Universal Orlando is officially going to be shutting down the popular Shrek 4-D attraction (and the gift shop) over Universal Studios Orlando in just a few months on January 10th 2022. The attraction first opened at Universal Studios in 2003 and it transported guests into the popular films.

The ride follows Shrek, Donkey and Princess Fiona as Lord Farquaad’s ghost tries to capture her immediately following the events of the first film. Guests grab OgreVision (3D) glasses for an epic adventure. If you are not familiar with this ride at the park, here is the official description on the Universal website:

Moving seats, water, wind, and mist are just a few of the special effects you’ll feel. It’s a fun, funny, multisensory adventure the whole family will love.

Shrek 4D at Universal Studios Florida
Source: Orlando Informer

The Shrek franchise and its characters have been featured across Universal Orlando in things such as holiday events, nighttime spectaculars and recently the new character show, DreamWorks Destination (located in the KidZone area of Universal Studios). Universal Studios has not announced what will replace Shrek 4D but said guests should look for updates on its website.

This attraction was also permanently taken out of Universal Studios Hollywood back in 2017 after 14 years of making guests shriek and laugh with delight. The attraction was replaced by Kung Fu Panda Adventure which has seemed to be very underwhelming to guests, and it is doubtful that Universal Studios Orlando will replace Shrek 4-D with a Kung Fu Panda attraction as well. We are excited to see what new and amazing attraction will replace Shred 4-D!

Are you sad to see Shrek 4-D go, or are you ready for something new and amazing?!