Last week, we went to the DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London, searching for rare Dragon specimens during our tour of Far Far Away. We were swapping Easter Eggs for Dragon Eggs with the How To Train Your Dragon egg hunt this Easter. By the time you have read this, the egg hunt will be over by now. Nevertheless, DreamWorks Tours: Shrek’s Adventure! London will still continue to surprise visitors with their amazing tour. Advanced booking is recommended.
If you have not been to Shrek’s Adventure! London before, it is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames beside the Coca Cola London Eye, opposite the Houses of Parliament. We went there by London Tube and their nearest station is Waterloo or Westminster. It is very easy to walk to the location and there is a park nearby. We were too early for our tour start time hence we went to the Jubilee Gardens playground. It’s a nice, secure playground with lot of facilities to play and plenty of seats. My children enjoyed climbing on all the climbing frames.
We then took a 5 minute walk to the place. It isn’t that far but we there were queues of passengers waiting for the London Eye.
What is Shrek’s Adventure! London? It is the capital’s newest family attraction, combining live action, stunning iconic sets and exclusive DreamWorks animation. It is suitable for all ages.
After we passed through the second photo booth, we were told that there is no photography allowed during the tour. However, you can buy your photo album after the tour! We then were whisked away on a 4D magic bus tour with Donkey as the driver before crash-landing in Shrek’s swamp where the fantastic, immersive adventure begins. Along the way, we met a few familiar characters from the Shrek franchise before everyone’s favourite ogre welcomes you back to London alongside the rest of the DreamWorks gang including characters from How to Train your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda.
The tour was very well planned and has us start in Far Far Away on our journey to find Shrek. The actors and actresses were really good and had the guests involved in the play. Meanwhile, we had learnt of a recent mishap in which a delivery of rare Dragon Eggs, en route to the Island of Berk, malfunctioned in mid-air; dropping its cargo over Far Far Away. The eggs could have landed anywhere and guests must help locate them! So during our tour, we had an egg-xtra challenge of spotting all of the eggs.
At the end of our experience, there was a special surprise in the maternity ward! Watching a dragon emerging from its egg carefully watched over by the chief Viking Egg Nurse.
After having our photo taken with the dragons and Vikings, we then went off to the next room to have our photos taken in the Kung Fu Panda theme before leaving the place.
We enjoyed the whole storyline with the great performances by their 10 live actor shows and their special effects. It amazed us in many ways. The tour took roughly around 1 hour 25 minutes with no break. Hence it is best to go for a toilet break before you start your tour.
Did you know that the Trolls are taking over the DreamWorks Tours gift shop? Trolls fans can get their hands on exclusive DreamWorks merchandise as well as some retro Trolls goodies too! From pencil cases and lunch boxes to mini-figures and stickers, there’s something for everyone to take home.
Disclosure: We were provided family tickets for the purposes of writing this review, however all thoughts and opinions remain our own. Image used with permission.