The Kingdom of Far Far Away is a kingdom in the Shrek Universe.
Its name is based upon the traditional opening line for many children's stories: Once upon a time, in a kingdom far, far, away....
In the Shrek 2 storybook, the Kingdom of Far Away appears to be located at the edge of the sea, on a peninsula, or an island. The kingdom is modeled after Beverly Hills/Hollywood Blvd, but in a unique way since the Shrek Universe takes place in the 16th century. The city/town is the main and only town of Far Far Away. Its structures are similar to the Medieval/Renaissance architecture style. Most houses and structures are similar to castles and fortresses. Far Far Away features a shopping district that resembles the famous shopping district Rodeo Drive, and where many of its stores are parodied. It also features the Palace where the ruler King or Queen resides. It is the most visualized structure in the land and can be seen from anywhere in the town. The kingdom mostly appears as the residence and home of many Fairytale creatures and princesses that live happily ever after in luxury. Most of the kingdom is based as a tourist attraction where residents can visit their fairytale stars through coaches/carriages and star maps. Some of these stars include Princess Fiona, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel, and Gretel, the Little Mermaid (Ariel), Pretty Woman, etc.
Government system: Traditional Monarchy
Ruler: Monarch (King or Queen)
Most recent known Monarch: Arthur Pendragon
Far Far Away is a Traditional Monarchy ruled by a King or Queen. In "Shrek the Third", Prince Charming stole the crown in a coup, but was soon dethroned by true heir, Arthur Pendragon.
Sites of Opportunity
Besides the Far Far Away sign (modeled after the Hollywood sign), the kingdom also features many parody puns of many sites and brands based from real life. Some examples include:
- Abercrombie and Witch
- Friar's Fat Boy
- Ye Olde Foot Locker
- Burger Prince
- Farbuck's Coffee
- Romeo Drive, and other brands, as shown in Shrek 2.
- Sleeping Beauty
- Snow White
- Muffin Man
- Peter Pan
- Captain Hook
- Evil Trees
- Former nobles and friends