Universal opens DreamWorks Destination character experience

Guests can meet, greet and dance with popular characters

DreamWorks Destination at Universal Studios Florida (Universal Orlando)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando said Friday that it opened its all-new experience dubbed DreamWorks Destination.

The new experience is located in the KidZone area of Universal Studios, just around the corner from the E.T. Adventure attraction.

“DreamWorks Destination will be a first-of-its-kind character experience where guests can interact with multiple beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation’s hit film franchises, Trolls, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and more – all in one festive location,” Universal officials said in a news release. “Catchy tunes from various DreamWorks movies will fill the air as guests enter a bright, colorful party atmosphere – all set against a nighttime sky inspired by the animation studio’s iconic opening sequence from its films.”

King Julien from Madagascar at Universal Studios Florida (WKMG)

The new experience is taking over the former area of “A Day in the Park with Barney,” which recently closed after 25 years. Signage for the former show has also been removed in the area and around the theme park.

Universal said guests will connect with DreamWorks characters, grab some photos and even join the characters for an epic dance party.

Glitter Troll at Universal Studios Florida (WKMG)

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