Universal Studios Hollywood confirmed that the new “Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” attraction at the all-new DreamWorks Theatre will have its official grand opening on Friday, June 15.
The attraction will introduce the first-ever integration of interior projection mapping designed to engulf guests in 180 degrees of immersive adventure. Developed by the innovative team at Universal Creative, this 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.
Coupled with seven Christie 4K Boxer Cinema Projectors and 360 degree surround sound audio, sweeping physical effects from water to wind will empower guests to feel more like participants than spectators in the adrenaline-spiked adventure.
Created and produced by DreamWorks Animation and Universal Creative, the attraction’s storyline recounts the events on the morning of The Emperor’s Great Feast of Heroes, where dragon warrior Po embarks on a wild and perilous mission to deliver the rare and precious Liquid of Limitless Power to the Palace. He enlists guests to join him on the exciting adventure filled with raging rapids, river pirates, awesome magic and Kung Fu.
Featuring an original score by composer Germaine Franco, the storyline begins as guests enter the pre-show area of the theatre where they meet an array of DreamWorks characters who kick-off the attraction’s narrative. From there, guests will enter the main theatre, complete with new ultra-plush, fully articulated seats that pivot and swivel in tandem with the 180-degree action.
“Kung Fu Panda: The Emperor’s Quest” opens at Universal Studios Hollywood in the all-new DreamWorks Theatre June 15, 2018.