In preparation for its unveiling of the all-new DreamWorks Theatre attraction in 2018, Universal Studios Hollywood unleashed a slew of new DreamWorks characters into the park on Friday, June 30.
Overhauling the Universal Plaza, smack in the middle of the park, guests were able to pose for photos with a variety of costumed characters from animated features like “Trolls,” “Kung Fu Panda,” the “Shrek” and “Madagascar” movies. They also snagged selfies in front of the statue of the mythical beast from the DreamWorks animated series based on the 2010 film, “How to Train Your Dragon.”
Park patrons visiting from as far away as Germany and Thailand, stood in line to take photos with Shrek, Fiona and the newly introduced, Puss in Boots, from the “Shrek” films and danced along with King Julien, a playful lemur from “Madagascar” with some serious moves. Young visitors stood in awe of the colorful “Trolls” characters, Poppy and Branch, and struck their best martial arts poses with Po the Panda and Tigress the Tiger from the “Kung Fu Panda” films.
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Other new characters include Alex the Lion and the Penguins (Skipper, Rico, Kowalski and Private) from “Madagascar.” The characters will be available for photo ops in the Universal Plaza from opening to close and at dusk, the space will transform into a fun character dance party with familiar music from the films while the overhead lights will change colors to correspond with the variety of characters.