Universal Studios Hollywood reveals opening date for Kung Fu Panda show

April 17, 2018, 1:00 PM · Universal Studios Hollywood will open its new DreamWorks Theatre on June 15, with Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor's Quest, the park announced today.

The new show will feature the interior projection mapping, 4K projection and 360-degree surround sound audio, as well as an original score by composer Germaine Franco. The new, fully-articulated seats in the theater will swirl and pivot in tandem with the action on screen.

And what will that story be? Here's Universal's description: "On the morning of The Emperor’s Great Feast of Heroes, dragon warrior Po embarks on a wild and perilous mission to deliver the rare and precious Liquid of Limitless Power to the Palace, while enlisting guests to join him on the exciting adventure filled with raging rapids, river pirates, awesome magic and Kung Fu."

Yes, the show will include wind and water effects, in addition to the moving seats. The Mission revival DreamWorks Theatre will feature a pre-show display featuring many of the awards statuettes that DreamWorks Animation films have won over the years, including Golden Globe, Emmy, People's Choice, Critics' Choice, National Board of Review and Annie awards.

The DreamWorks Theatre replaces the Shrek 4-D theater. With this announcement, we again have updated our list of opening dates for 2018's new attractions.

Replies (4)

April 17, 2018 at 1:15 PM ·

"Liquid of Limitless Power"

Mmmm....Liquid of limitless power!
Doh, I mean Duff!
Doh, I mean Butterbeer!
Doh, I mean overpriced warm bottled tap water!
Mmmm, overpriced warm bottled tap water!

I wonder how long it takes Universal to start selling this concoction?

I guess I should take a ride on Shrek 4-D at USF before it goes away. With Po debuting in Hollywood in 2 months, it won't be long before he replaces Shrek in Florida.

April 18, 2018 at 12:09 AM ·


April 18, 2018 at 3:49 AM ·

I can't find myself getting very excited for this. Kung Fu Panda is kinda bland.

April 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM ·

Shrek was pretty cool. Sad to see it go

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