Rod Whitenack

Published: January 15, 2010 at 8:40 AM

The spiders crawling across the back of your legs got a HUGE audience response when I saw this attraction. You can't replicate stuff like that in "Avatar."
Rob P

Published: January 15, 2010 at 9:16 AM

I did start a thread about the effect of 3D movies on the 3D and 4D Theme Park attractions and gather that a lot of people don't share my views.
I think they will have an impact. The attractions will lose some of their uniqueness as audiences become blase about the 3D genre.
That said I do like Shrek as a franchise and I think the 4D show is pretty good.
( Helped in no small way by quite a good pre-show while you're waiting )
I do wonder, each time a new movie comes out, whether the quality of that movie will also have an effect on audiences at the Parks. If the movie's good then there'll be a positive response. But if it's really poor then the franchise may suffer in the short term. The attractions will ride it out of course and will be treated as a separate entity eventually.
Fortunately , from what I've heard, the final episode of Shrek at the movies is good so the attraction will benefit from that.
Joshua Counsil

Published: January 15, 2010 at 11:18 AM

A fun story is fun. A rehash of jokes from the movie is not.

This gets a 6-Fair. Besides the recycled jokes from the movie, the other main thing that bothers me about the attraction is the horse chase scene, in which pneumatic controls on your seat give the sensation of galloping. Too bad those pneumatics are extremely loud, and not to mention jerky, making a relatively new attraction seem old and cheap.

Sylvain Comeau

Published: January 15, 2010 at 12:52 PM

Shrek 4-D is good, but this category belongs to Mickey's PhilharMagic. Robert, you will be nominating PhilharMagic, won't you?
Manny Barron

Published: January 15, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Shrek 4-D is one of the better 3-D(or in this case 4-D) show in theme parks. The story, the sound, the in theater effects, and the characters are all really nice. I'm surprised its ranked kinda low at 11, i think it should pull off the first round upset(depending who the six seed is of course).
Robert Niles

Published: January 15, 2010 at 5:34 PM

I'm not nominating anything; you folks have done that with your ratings over the past year. (Actually, I did slip one attraction into the tournament, for reasons I'll explain when its profile comes up.)

That said, you'll just have to wait to see if (okay, who am I fooling?) where PhilharMagic makes the field. :-)

Anthony Murphy

Published: January 15, 2010 at 9:36 PM

Not a fan of this and I am suprised its so high. It is OK, but I prefer Philharmagic much more(same effects/concepts).

I will give credit to the preshow and Donkey's Photo Finish which is very interactive and funny!

Michael Owen

Published: January 17, 2010 at 8:30 AM

Shrek 4-D is what I like to call a theme park 'one hit wonder'. What I mean by that is that it's enjoyable the first time around but thereafter it becomes boring.

There's not really anything too unique about the attraction apart from it's moving seats, which as Josh mentioned are extremely jerky.

I bought Shrek 3-D on DVD, which is essentially the 4-D attraction you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. I'd much rather put that in the DVD player every now and again than wait in line for the attraction, especially when you consider just how long the line can get.

Published: January 17, 2010 at 6:15 PM

I have to agree, this is a one hit wonder. I do not bother going to this show when I go to USF. speaking of USF, with Disaster closed for rehab and the Fear Factor show being gone awhile..there really isnt' much there to spend a whole day. There's only like 2-3 attractions I would go on in the entire park..I think their Terminator show is also a one hit wonder.