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Shrek 4-D (also known as Shrek 3-D for DVD release and Ghost of Lord Farquaad for Shrek’s Thriller Tales DVD release and DreamWorks Spooky Stories Blu-ray release, Netflix and other streaming) is a computer-animated 4D film based on the Shrek series created by DreamWorks Animation, which itself is based on the book by William Steig. It is also (and was) a 4D ride simulator attraction with motion-based effects and water sprays located in various theme parks around the world.
It is currently showing at Universal Parks & Resorts in Japan, and Singapore, and previously at Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood, where it closed on August 14, 2017, in Hollywood to make way for the DreamWorks Theater attraction, while the Orlando theater closed on January 10, 2022, Outside of the Universal parks, the film was shown at Movie Park Germany in Germany from May 2008 to July 2011, and Warner Bros.
Movie World in Australia from September 2005 to August 2010. A companion attraction called FishDonkey’s. is set in Florida, while Meet Shrek and Donkey is set in Hollywood. At Universal Studios Japan (where it is known as Shrek’s 4-D Adventure), the attraction is shown in the same theater as Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic, with Shrek 4-D showing the first half of the day and Sesame Street showing the second half of day.
Taking place after the events of the first film, the film follows Shrek and Donkey as they attempt to rescue Princess Fiona from the ghost of Lord Farquaad, who is out to capture her. The ride takes guests on a journey alongside Shrek and Donkey on their rescue mission.
Immediately following the events of the first film, Lord Farquaad’s ghost returns from the dead to capture Princess Fiona, and it’s up to Shrek and Donkey to rescue her. As Shrek and Donkey search the local graveyard, Farquaad sends a stone statue of the Dragon from his tomb to go after them and kill them.
Luckily, a real dragon arrives to the rescue, leading to a chase (with the sound of a Star Wars TIE fighter blaster as the Dragon fires a fireball to create a tunnel in the cliff face) that ends with the stone dragon losing its wings. against the walls of the hole and falling into the water below.
Fiona manages to break the bonds and knee Thelonious in the groin, causing him to fall from the raft. Shrek and Donkey arrive shortly after to rescue her before the raft plunges over the waterfall, but the four end up falling over the waterfall, only to be saved by Dragon, who then (under Donkey’s orders) breathes fire on Farquaad, seemingly destroying him again.
The dragon takes Shrek and Fiona to the Honeymoon Hotel and she and Donkey go on their own honeymoon. Shrek and Fiona’s honeymoon is interrupted by fairy creatures, but they agree. who then pops a champagne cork and sends one of the fairies flying with a cork.
Theme park integration
In May 2002, it was announced that Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood would receive Shrek 4-D. That same month, the Florida branch announced the closure of Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera and Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies. Shrek 4-D would take over Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies, while The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera would take over Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast. Both attractions were scheduled to open in 2003.
Universal Parks & Resorts has implemented the film at four of its theme parks and plans to integrate it into a fifth. The first park to screen the film was Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2003. Universal Studios Florida and Japan followed in June. In 2010, the attraction opened with Universal Studios Singapore in the Shrek-themed Far Far Away area. Outside of Universal Parks, the film was only shown in two theme parks. Movie Park Germany began screening the film on May 27, 2008 (which was shown in German), with Warner Bros. Movie World from September 17, 2005.
The Florida location held a 10th anniversary celebration on June 12, 2013 with a giant birthday cake, along with appearances by Shrek and Princess Fiona.
Universal Studios’ Shrek 4-D Hollywood line has been used for many years to produce mazes for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights event. In 2006, he worked in the Asylum queue. A Nightmare on Elm Street-themed maze followed in 2007, 2008, and 2010. In 2009, My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever was next in line. The last mazes used at this location were themed around La Llorona in 2011 and 2012.
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