One of my bucket list items is to go to across the pond and photograph all the theme parks, ride the rides and have fun. London is of course on that list, if you know me, you know why it is a top of the list destination as well. On top of some of the iconic reasons for visiting London, it also home to some great theme parks.
London has a vast selection of amusement parks that can be enjoyed by all ages, from Thorpe Park with its speedy rollercoasters to London Dungeons with its scary yet humorous interactive shows. The capital is full of exciting adventures for the summer, and things are about to get even more exciting with a DreamWorks-inspired attraction that’s set to open its doors to the public in a just a few weeks.
This July, families visiting London can explore the Kingdom of Far, Far Away at the highly anticipated Shrek Adventure! courtesy of Merlin Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation. “A unique, laugh out loud walk and ride misadventure,” as described on the website, everyone’s favorite ogre and donkey will come to life at the theme park which is located in South Bank near other attractions, including the London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium.
Spanning over 20,000 square feet, park visitors will have a variety of Shrek-themed entertainment to choose from. The attraction has 10 hilarious live shows, recreations of some of the movie sets paired with enchanted storytelling, a fun-filled 4D ride, and a character courtyard where kids can meet all their favorite creatures from the movie, along with other characters from film franchises like Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon.
Shrek Adventure! will be open from 10am to 6pm Monday through Sunday. If you’re wondering how to get there, the park quite is accessible by various modes of transportation and is within walking distance from iconic landmarks such as Big Ben and London Bridge, making it more convenient for tourists to check out a new attraction that’s unlike any others in London. Book your tickets today and you can receive a 10% discount.
Getting to London
It’s likely that you’ll be flying into Heathrow, but if you’re coming from within the EU via a budget airline, Gatwick will probably be your airport of destination since it caters for charter and budget flights. Accommodating millions of passengers with many flight options and expanded parking services, Gatwick Airport is comparable to Heathrow in terms of passenger traffic, so be prepared to deal with large crowds and long queues.