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Usher in uniforms circa 1950 will greet you as you enter this enchanting experience. As part of a ‘Dreamworks Tour’ group, you’ll be ferried around on a classic London Routemaster that’s all set to take you on the ‘Shrek Adventure’. Only, something seems to have gone awry… Cue a spirited, panto-style Princess Fiona, who hands out the 3D glasses and leads you on to an alternative mode of transport – which turns out to be the breathtaking 4D opening scene of your adventure.
You’ll soar skyward from the South Bank (with the help of a VR technology that cost millions, apparently) to Far, Far Away – if Rumpelstiltskin and his coterie of witches don’t throw a spanner in the works. After a humungous crash, you’ll next find yourself on a breakneck chase through a pongy, squidgy place that could only be Shrek’s swap. But with no sign of the big green guy, you’ll have to heed the wise words of Cinderella.
There’s no official minimum age limit, but this isn’t without its scary moments – it’s best for ages six to 12, and for adults who are up for a bit of panto-esque japes throughout the 75-minute duration. At the tour’s end – assuming you escape the dastardly clutches of ol’ Rump – you’ll be treated to a Dreamworks finale: walk-through scenes from ‘Mafagascar’ and ‘Kung-Fu Panda’, and a chance to meet Toothless form ‘How to Train Your Dragon’.