Shrek 4-d – Wikipedia
Shrek 4-DNameShrek’s 4-D Adventure (シュレック 4-D アドベンチャー)AreaHollywoodCoordinates28°28′32.90″N 81°28′4.62″W / 28.4758056°N 81.4679500°WStatusOperatingCostUS$35 millionOpening dateJune 20, 2003; 18 years agoNameShrek 4-D AdventureAreaFar Far AwayStatusOperatingOpening dateMarch 18, 2010; 12 years agoAreaUpper LotStatusRemovedCostUS$35 millionOpening dateMay 23, 2003; 19 years agoClosing dateAugust 14, 2017; 4 years agoReplacedRugrats Magic Adventure 3-D (2000 – 2001)Replaced byDreamWorks TheatreAreaProduction CentralStatusRemovedCostUS$35 millionSoft opening dateMay 31, 2003; 19 years agoOpening dateJune 12, 2003; 19 years agoClosing dateJanuary 10, 2022; 5 months agoReplacedAlfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making MoviesReplaced byNewMinions attractionAreaRoxy Theatre, Main StreetStatusRemovedOpening dateSeptember 17, 2005; 16 years agoClosing dateAugust 29, 2010; 11 years agoReplacedMarvin the Martian in 3D (1997 – 2005)Replaced byJourney to the Center of the Earth 4-D AdventureAreaHollywood Street SetStatusRemovedCostUS$20 millionOpening dateMay 27, 2008; 14 years agoClosing dateJuly 4, 2011; 10 years agoReplacedSpongeBob SquarePants 4-D (2005 – 2007)Replaced byIce Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D ExperienceAttraction type3-D filmManufacturerPDI/DreamWorksDesignerSimon J. SmithThemeShrekDuration16:00RestrictionsNo hand held infantsPre-Show HostMagic Mirror on the Wall
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Shrek 4-D (also known as Shrek 3-D for the DVD release and The Ghost of Lord Farquaad for the Netflix and other streaming releases) is a computer-animated 4D film based on the Shrek franchise created by DreamWorks Animation, itself based on the book by William Steig. It also is (and was) a 4D simulator ride attraction with motion-based effects and water sprayers located at various theme parks around the world. It is currently shown at Universal Parks & Resorts in Japan, Singapore, and previously in Universal Studios Orlando and Hollywood, where it closed on August 14, 2017, in Hollywood to make way for the DreamWorks Theatre attraction while the one in Orlando closed on January 10, 2022. Outside the Universal parks, the movie was shown at Movie Park Germany in Germany from May 2008 until July 2011, and Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia from September 2005 until August 2010. A spin-off attraction titled Donkey’s Photo Finish is located at the Florida venue while Meet Shrek and Donkey is located at the Hollywood venue. In 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 the Shrek 4-D film shown for the first half of the day, and the Sesame Street film shown for the second half of the day.
The film, set after the events of the first film, follows Shrek and Donkey as they attempt to rescue Princess Fiona from Lord Farquaad’s ghost, who plots to capture her. The ride takes guests on a journey alongside Shrek and Donkey during their rescue mission.Plot
Immediately after the events of the first film, the spirit of Lord Farquaad returns from the dead to capture Princess Fiona and it is up to Shrek and Donkey to rescue her. Upon Shrek and Donkey searching around the local graveyard, Farquaad sends a stone statue of Dragon from his tomb to go after them and kill them. Fortunately, the real Dragon arrives to the rescue, leading to a chase scene (featuring the sound of a TIE fighter’s blaster from Star Wars when Dragon shoots a fireball to create a tunnel in a cliff face), ending with the stone dragon losing its wings against the walls of a hole and falling into the water below. Lord Farquaad sends Fiona on a raft to fall over the waterfall (with Thelonious still on it, not realizing he was supposed to get off). Fiona manages to break the restraints and knees Thelonious in the groin, causing him to fall off the raft. Shrek and Donkey arrive shortly after to rescue her before the raft plunges over the waterfall, but in the end, all four of them fall over the waterfall, only to be saved by Dragon, who then (under Donkey’s orders) breathes fire at Farquaad, seemingly destroying him again. Dragon gives Shrek and Fiona a ride to the Honeymoon Hotel, and she and Donkey ride off to have a honeymoon of their own. Shrek and Fiona’s honeymoon is interrupted by the Fairy Tale creatures, but they go along with it. Everyone celebrates after Shrek says “Let The Honeymoon Begin!”, who then pops the cork off champagne, sending one of the fairies flying with the cork.CastEnglish cast
- Mike Myers as Shrek
- Eddie Murphy as Donkey
- Cameron Diaz as Princess Fiona
- John Lithgow as Lord Farquaad
- Conrad Vernon as Gingerbread Man
- Cody Cameron as Pinocchio / The Three Little Pigs
- Christopher Knights as Thelonious / Three Blind Mice
Amusement park integration
In May 2002, it was announced that Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Hollywood would be getting Shrek 4-D. That same month, the Florida location announced the closure of The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera and Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies. Shrek 4-D would be taking over Alfred Hitchcock: The Art of Making Movies, while The Funtastic World of Hanna-Barbera would be taken over by Jimmy Neutron’s Nicktoon Blast. Both attractions were set to open in 2003.
Universal Parks & Resorts have implemented the movie into four of their amusement parks with plans to integrate it into a fifth. The first park to show the film was Universal Studios Hollywood on May 23, 2003. This was followed by Universal Studios Florida and Japan in June. In 2010, the attraction opened with Universal Studios Singapore in the Shrek-themed Far Far Away themed area. Outside the Universal Parks, the film has only been shown at two theme parks. Movie Park Germany began showing the film on May 27, 2008 (which was shown in German), with Warner Bros. Movie World starting on September 17, 2005.
The Florida location hosted a 10th anniversary party on June 12, 2013, with a giant birthday cake, along with appearances from Shrek and Princess Fiona.
Universal Studios Hollywood’s Shrek 4-D queue has been used for many years to make mazes for Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights event. In 2006, The Asylum operated in the queue. This was followed by A Nightmare on Elm Street themed mazes for 2007, 2008, and 2010. In 2009 My Bloody Valentine: Be Mine 4 Ever operated in the queue. The final mazes used in this venue were both themed to La Llorona in 2011 and 2012.Closures
Warner Bros. Movie World retired its Shrek 4D Adventure on August 29, 2010. Movie Park Germany closed their Shrek 4-D attraction the following year on July 4, 2011, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience opened in its place in 2012. A third installation of Shrek 4-D closed at Universal Studios Hollywood on August 14, 2017, to make way for the DreamWorks Theatre attraction. Universal Studios Florida announced in 2021 that its Shrek 4-D was closing with its last day of operation being on January 10, 2022. Universal has yet to announce exactly what will replace it. But the rumors are for aMinions themed attraction.Other releases
On May 11, 2004, the attraction was released on DVD with the original Shrek film as Shrek 3-D with both 3-D and 2-D versions included. The release included pairs of two-color 3-D glasses. The DVD included an anaglyph 3-D version along with a conventional version without 3-D effects. The DVD release also included a preview of Shrek 2.
On May 13, 2007, the film was shown on Nickelodeon as Shrek’s Never Before Seen Adventure, with the 3-D effects removed.
In October 2011, the film was released on Netflix under the title The Ghost of Lord Farquaad as a part of DreamWorks Spooky Stories.
A comic adaptation of the film was featured as issue #1 of the Shrek comic book mini-series published by Dark Horse Comics.
Also the 3D re-release short film shown before the 3D family films in 2011–2012 such as Kung Fu Panda 2, Puss in Boots, and Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted in the UK.
It was also released on August 28, 2012, as part of Shrek’s Thrilling Tales.Ride overviewQueue