Plenty of progress has been spotted in recent weeks at the DreamWorks land in Universal Orlando. This new themed land is replacing the KidZone area next to the ET ride in the Universal Studios Florida park.

News on exactly when this land is set to open is yet to be shared by Universal, though many are speculating that the DreamWorks area of the park will open ahead of the summer season (and well before Halloween Horror Nights.) Universal has confirmed that it will be sometime in 2024.

What to Expect at DreamWorks Land

So far, Universal has teased that the land will feature beloved DreamWorks characters and movies like Shrek, Trolls, Kung Fu Panda, and Gabby’s Dollhouse

Guests will be able to meet their favorite characters and explore interactive play spaces and attractions. The land is aimed at a younger audience but will bring together plenty of family favorites.

Thanks to concept art, we know that the Shrek and Donkey meet and greet, which moved to the KidZone area of the park in 2022, will also reopen in this area. Permits have also been revealed for the name Swamp Snacks, which suggests that guests will be able to get their hands on exclusive Shrek-themed food.

DreamWorks Land Construction Updates

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Exterior decorations have been added and scaffolding around the top of the swamp has been taken down in recent weeks. Bioreconstruct.

Most of the updates we’ve seen so far relate to Shrek’s swamp. Images have been shared by X user Bioreconstruct that show the exterior of Shrek’s home is nearly complete. 

Over the last few weeks, Universal construction workers have been seen painting the swamp and adding finishing touches like shrubbery and ropes. Nearby, the land will also contain an elevated walkway play area – what looks to be water shooters have been installed on the platforms.

A small Trolls-themed roller coaster, likely to be named Trollercoaster, is also confirmed to replace the Woody Woodpecker Nuthouse Coaster. These adorable (or weird?) looking spiders have been spotted.

Over the last couple of days, a new addition to DreamWorks land has been spotted by aerial photographer Bioreconstruct. It's a little bit of a mystery as to what this could be at the moment, though it looks like parts of a roller coaster track sprouting from a red tower. Take a look for yourself...

That's everything we know so far about this exciting new land, set to open later in 2024.

How to Train Your Dragon, another much-loved DreamWorks franchise, will be getting an entire land to itself at Universal’s upcoming Epic Universe. Keep up to date with all the latest news here.