The opening window for Universal Studios Florida’s new DreamWorks Land has been narrowed to summer 2024.

Universal announced the new timetable Thursday along with several new concept images and details for the land, which is replacing the former Woody Woodpecker’s KidZone.

The front section of the land will be occupied by the “Shrek” franchise and themed around his swampy home. According to Universal’s press release, the area will include:

  • Shrek’s Swamp Meet, featuring character greetings with Shrek, Princess Fiona, and Donkey; 
  • A play area with slides and a playground called Shrek’s Swamp for Little Ogres;
  • A musical interactive area called King Harold’s Swamp Symphony;
  • An interactive experience taken from the “Puss in Boots 2” film dubbed Mama Luna Feline Fiesta, taking place in the Mama Luna character’s “retirement home for cats. 
  • Swamp Snacks, a new snack kiosk. 

A “Trolls”-themed section of DreamWorks Land will feature the area’s only ride, Trollercoaster. This is the same Vekoma Junior Coaster that operated at the spot as Woody Woodpecker’s Nuthouse Coaster, now repainted and given new trains and theming.

Trollercoaster (Universal)

The Trolls Village mini-land will also feature a toddler play area called Poppy’s Playground, the High Five Hideaway retail location and an ice cream stand called Trolls Treats. 

Further back in the land, the “Kung Fu Panda”-themed Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp will take over what was formerly the Curious George play area. This mini-land will also include an interactive meet-and-greet with the Po character. 

Po’s Kung Fu Training Camp concept art (Universal)

Beyond the three mini-lands, DreamWorks Land will also include a separate meet-and-greet area called DreamWorks Character Zone, and a dance party called DreamWorks Imagination Celebration, housed in the former theater space once used by “A Day in the Park with Barney.”  

DreamWorks Land will be Universal Orlando’s last major addition to its original resort ahead of the 2025 opening of its third theme park, Epic Universe, which is located on a separate parcel of land near the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.