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Is Shrek a Part of Universal or Disney? | Easily Explained

One of the most popular questions that we receive is whether Shrek is a part of Universal or Disney. 

In this page, we will cover what company Shrek belongs to, where you can find the Shrek ride, and much more.

Table of Contents

  • Is Shrek Universal or Disney?
  • Shrek's 4-D Ride
  • Is Universal a Part of Disney?

Is Shrek Universal or Disney?

Shrek is a part of Universal as the Shrek film and the franchise are owned by DreamWork. In fact, DreamWork is a subsidiary of Universal Pictures in a division of NBCUniversal which is owned by Comcast. In order to see Shrek at a theme park, you will visit Universal Studios.

Shrek's 4-D Ride

Shrek 4-D is a simulator ride that includes motion-based effects. This fan favorite ride will take guests through a front-row experience into the adventures of all of your favorite characters from the Shrek film.

In this ride, the spirit of Lord Farquaad returns from the dead and captures Princess Fiona. It is then up to Shrek and company to rescue the princess, and you will be front row to witness.

Unfortunately, Shrek 4-D closed recently on January 10th, 2022 lasting 18 years total.

Shrek fans loved this ride so much that many recorded the final viewing. In these videos, you will even be able to hear fans shouting in sync with the characters line by line, throughout the duration of the ride.

There is a rumor that the Minions will take the place of Shrek at the Universal Studios theme park.

Is Universal a Part of Disney?

No, Universal and Disney are two completely different companies that offer different attractions, rides and even movies. Both theme parks are located close to each other, which can aid in this misconception. In Orlando, Disney World is about 8 miles away from Universal Studios.

Each of these theme parks have something that all guests can enjoy, the ticket prices are comparable, and the experiences are very unique. For these reasons, these theme parks are some of the most popular in the world.