The most lovable ogre around, Shrek has gained fans both pint sized and full grown, and thanks to Universal Studios admirers can now visit Shrek and his friends at Far Far Away USS (Universal Studios Singapore). Fans of the movie will remember the magical home of Princess Fiona, with its towering castles, cobblestone street and glittering shops.
At Far Far Away USS guests can enjoy the exact same scenery, in real life! It's like walking straight into the movie. But not only has the scenery been brought to life, so have the characters.
Far Far Away Map, Universal Studios Singapore
While many love the larger than life and greener than a tree frog ogre Shrek, Shrek's companion Donkey has many fans too. Who wouldn't love a wise cracking, talking donkey who married a dragon? Any Donkey fans should hurry over to the Donkey Live attraction, a Universal Studios Singapore original.
This live, animated show features Donkey in concert, singing everyone's favorite songs and cracking all of the funniest jokes. But this isn't some hyped up movie. At Donkey Live guests can actually interact with Donkey, who asks questions to individual members of the audience and responds to the audience as well. This is truly as close as guests will ever come to meeting Donkey live and in person (don't worry, I think he left the wife at home).
If visitors are tired and need to sit down for a spell then the Shrek 4-D movie may be just the ticket. But don't think this will be a snooze-fest! While many have heard of 3-D movies, with characters leaping off the screen, 4-D technology adds a new element to the movie going experience: movement!
In addition to seeing Shrek and his friends leap off the screen with the help of 3-D glasses, audiences will also be seated in chairs that move in sync with the actions occurring in the movie. This isn't just a movie, it's a ride. The Shrek 4-D movie is also suitable for children of all ages, making this an exciting and accessible attraction for families.
For the enthusiastic youngster with a taste for something a bit more exciting Far Far Away USS offers Enchanted Airways, a junior roller coaster based on an airline started by all of the Shrek characters.
Once guests board their friendly dragon they will be whisked around the lands of Far Far Away and other places visited in the Shrek movies, such as Shrek's gooey swamp. Full of mild excitement and gorgeous scenery from the movie Enchanted Airways is a terrific option for older children who want to leave the "baby rides" behind, but may not be ready for the bigger roller coasters.
Of course, after traveling through the wonders of Far Far Away USS visitors may feel as hungry as Donkey's wife Dragon. Never fear, because Goldilocks and Friars are here! For those who remember the second Shrek movie the nasty Fairy Godmother had quite the naughty fried chicken habit she liked to feed at the fictional Goldilocks restaurant in the movie.
Now guests can satiate their fried chicken needs in real life as well! Goldilocks also offers hearty sides like mashed potatoes and coleslaw, if guests have any room left after the chicken. For those seeking quick and healthy fare Friars is the perfect destination. Offering a myriad choice of wraps, from turkey to Thai chicken, Friars offers healthy food to go.
Before guests leave they must make a pit stop at the Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop, which contains a healthy juice bar, gift shop, and a small ferris wheel called the Magic Potion spin for the littlest visitors.
This multipurpose shop sells memorabilia from all three Shrek movies, from Princess Fiona plushies to ogre t-shirts. For the parched guest a stop at the juice car is in order, where guests can concoct their own healthy "potions" to pep themselves up. Even if guests don't necessarily want a Shrek souvenir, the Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop is a must-see.
Whether guests have seen the Shrek movies or not, Far Far Away USS proves a magical destination within Universal Studios Singapore for families of all ages.