A state-of-the-art attraction inspired by Kung Fu Panda, the film franchise that has taken $1.82 million at the worldwide box office, will open at Universal Studios Hollywood this summer.
Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest will take guests on what is billed as a thrilling journey that fuses captivating storytelling with groundbreaking visual effects.
Created and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Universal Creative, set on the morning of The Emperor’s Great Feast of Heroes, Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest will follow dragon warrior Po as he embarks on a wild and perilous mission to deliver the rare and precious Liquid of Limitless Power to the Palace. Guests will join him on his the adventure that boasts, among other things, raging rapids, river pirates, awesome magic and, naturally, Kung Fu.
With new technology at the forefront of the multi-sensory attraction, Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest will introduce the first-ever integration of interior projection mapping designed to engulf guests in 180 degrees of immersive adventure. Developed by the team at Universal Creative, the never-before-adapted technique will depict a series of immersive and visually dynamic scenic designs that will transform within the interior space and enhance the story of the attraction’s auditorium.
The newly constructed building that houses the DreamWorks Theatre is inspired by Mission revival architecture and harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood’s Art Deco period of the 1920s, including a box office ticket seller booth staffed by a three-dimensional Pinocchio character asleep on the job. In the lobby, a selection of over 20 award statuettes will be on display, representing a sampling of the Golden Globe, Emmy, Annie and other awards DreamWorks Animation has amassed over the years.