It’s officially ogre: Shrek 4-D to close at Universal Studios in January

Shrek 4-D officially closed on Jan. 10, 2022 at Universal Orlando Resort. Having opened its doors in 2003, the attraction featured a standard 3-D movie experience with 4-D effects. These included moving seats, water sprayers, air machines and special lighting effects.

ORLANDO, Fla. — A popular family-friendly attraction at Universal Studios featuring everyone’s favorite ogre will close at the beginning of next year after nearly 20 years, the resort confirmed Tuesday.

Shrek 4-D and its corresponding gift shop will officially close on Jan. 10, Universal confirmed.

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Updates about what will happen with the area will be announced at a later date, Universal said.

Shrek 4-D, located toward the front of Universal Studios in Production Central, opened at Universal Studios in 2003.

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The attraction uses “OgreVision” 3D, moving seats, water, wind and more effects to create an immersive experience as guests join Shrek and Donkey to save Princess Fiona from Lord Farquaad, in ghostly form.

In addition to the 4-D attraction, Shrek and his friends have also made appearances throughout Universal in character meet-and-greets, parades and more.

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