Shrek is a character from the Dreamworks film series of the same name and stars Mike Myers as an Ogre in a magical fairy tale land whose solitary life in a murky swamp is disturbed by the arrival of a talking Donkey voiced by Eddie Murphy, fleeing persecution of magical creatures. From this set up, a whole franchise was born, with several sequels being made, one of which is still in development alongside a whole range of spin offs starring for instance, Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots. The franchise was so popular that Dreamworks film Production Company decided to make a Shrek themed tourist attraction in London’s Westminster Bridge Road. This is a great day out for all the family, giving a great balance of fun and adventure with many interactive displays and a brilliant introduction into the world of the Dreamworks computer animated film series. If you are a guest at the Montcalm At The Brewery London City and are looking for a way to entertain the kids and yourself, then look no further than Shrek’s Adventure for a thrilling ride.
The tour consists of several interactive experiences. First on the circuit is a 4D film trip with non-other than Eddie Murphy’s Donkey, driving a red bus and getting up to all sorts of shenanigans whilst he explains the ins and outs of what to expect on the journey. After bus journey, you’ll be introduced to Shrek’s Swamp where you can explore the ins and outs of this fantastic and familiar setting. Where better to start your adventure than the home of the hero? Shrek is missing however, and you’ll have to spend the rest of the journey searching for clues as to where he’s gone. Next up you’ll be transported to the carriage of Rumpelstiltskin, one of Shrek’s old nemeses. Rumpelstiltskin appeared in the fourth film Shrek Forever After as a con man who makes deals using magic, but gives those he makes deals with ironic twists of fate. After the run in with Rumpelstiltskin, you are taken to the Poison Apple Pub, notorious for its host of villains lurking in the shadows. Luckily Puss in Boots is there to save the day and takes you on to a magic mirror maze and the house of the Muffin Man.
Extra things to do
The arrivals hall gives you a great selection of gifts from many Dreamworks animated franchises including How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. There are many gifts to choose from which’ll keep the kids happy and will make great pieces of memorabilia from your trip to Shrek’s Adventure. On top of this, you can even take part in the Easter Adventure, in which Easter Eggs are swapped for Dragon Eggs, handled by trained actors as magical fairy tale creatures and Viking Egg Nurses. There are plenty of photo opportunities alongside your favourite characters including Jack Black’s Kung Fu Panda. The tour is available as a school package which includes workshops and birthday tours. The birthday tours are great for any Shrek fans and includes party food and drinks, a character meet and greet as well as an entire Shrek or How to Train Your Dragon themed party room.
How to get here
The nearest tubes are Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross and Westminster with Waterloo being the closest in walking distance. There is also the bus services of the 211, 77 and 381 stopping in close proximity to the Riverside Building, County Hall on Westminster Bridge Road setting. The venue is open to visitors from Monday to Friday from 10am till 4pm except for Thursdays when it is open from 11am till 5pm. Saturdays has Shrek adventure open from 10am till 6pm whilst Sundays it is open from 10am till 5pm.