Our Shrek Adventure

You start off meeting Princess Fiona who gives you the storyline and how to get to Far Far Away land - and this, by far, was Max's favourite part - a 4D bus ride with Donkey driving!  Very well done and as we fly over the Eye (I did make a point of showing Max again just how slow it was going) we go up and into the clouds where we are met by Toothless and StormFly, then the Madagascar penguins and finally the Kung Fu panda .... on a rocket.  My boy's eyes were wide open and he was pointing out the characters and getting me to look in each of the directions too - brilliant!
Our ad-hoc visit to Shrek's Adventures
I had won tickets to the London Aquarium thanks to Primary Times and as this is the last year of pre-school for my son, we thought we'd make the most of taking some time off 'during school term' and visit the Aquarium and London's South Bank.

We had a great time at the Aquarium and Max especially loved the Sharks!  After lunch it took some convincing to tell him that the London Eye will not go really really fast once he gets on it, which is what he wanted to do!  We did notice the new Shrek's Adventure attraction along the bank and decided we'd take a trip to Far Far Away land instead and I'm so pleased we did!!

I, for one, totally enjoyed the adventure!  It's the priciest attraction on the south bank and only lasts approximately 75 minutes but it's so well done, you almost forget that these are animated characters at the end of the day!
Max getting ready to go on a Shrek Adventure
I, for one, totally enjoyed the adventure!  It's the priciest attraction on the south bank and only lasts approximately 75 minutes but it's so well done, you almost forget that these are animated characters at the end of the day!

You start off meeting Princess Fiona who gives you the storyline and how to get to Far Far Away land - and this, by far, was Max's favourite part - a 4D bus ride with Donkey driving!  Very well done and as we fly over the Eye (I did make a point of showing Max again just how slow it was going) we went up and into the clouds where we are met by Toothless and StormFly, then the Madagascar penguins and finally the Kung Fu panda .... on a rocket.  My boy's eyes were wide open and he was pointing out the characters and getting me to look in each of the directions too - brilliant!

Rumple's witches cause us to crash land into the kingdom and we set off into Far Far Away land where we watch and interact with a further 9 live themed shows.

The recommended age is 6 but Max is only 4 and he was fine, little bit scared at first but that was more of the unknown than the shows themselves and by the time we were in prison.... he was jumping up and joining in.  I'm not going to go into detail of each of the areas as I don't really want to give much away as half the fun is not knowing who we are going to see next - will we see the Muffin Man, the Gingerbread man or even Shrek himself?

Poison apple - check, ruby slippers - check
Once the shows are over there are photo opportunities with various DreamWorks Characters as well as the staged opportunities along the way and these green screen photos are presented in a journal - now it's £25 which sounds expensive but I actually think its rather good value for money!  You get the book, keyring, magnet and access to all the photos on line - which compared to some of our theme parks - really is good value for money!

Great souvenir of the day!
Our DreamWorks Travel Journal
Our DreamWorks Travel Journal
As with all attractions you come out in the shop and there a lovely array of DreamWorks products to buy.  All 3 of us came back from Far Far Away land entertained and in good spirits - Great work Shrek Adventures, we had a lovely time.

Posing with Toothless.... like you do
Posing with Toothless.... like you do

Ogre Scaring
Ogre Scaring 

Crazy Penguins and People

Kung Fu Master in the making....
Giving Toothless a pat


Far Far Away trinkets
Far Far Away trinkets





8 comments:

  1. This looks like a brilliant day out, I feel sure our six year old would love it too. A 4D bus ride with donkey sounds ace!

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    1. I totally recommend it Cate, it's a bit pricey but only by a few quid compared to the London Eye or the Aquarium but well worth it.

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    1. Highly recommend it, not sure which of us had the most fun :)

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  3. Oh wow that looks a fab day out. I hadn't heard of it. We had a great day recently at Harry Potter World courtesy of tickets I won

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    1. I love Harry Potter world! We are going back in December. I highly recommend Shrek xx

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  4. Shrek added to our bucket list now. Is it terrible of me to say that I would like to go back to Harry Potter world but without the kids. They just rushed round it when I would have loved to spend more time

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    1. Oh no. way, not if they are anything like Max - zoom zoom zoom .... :)

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