Skull Island: Reign of Kong Officially Opens at Universal Orlando

Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando

With a flourish of flames, Skull Island: Reign of Kong was officially opened at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando.

Members of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company took to the stage to theatrically announce the attraction was now open to all to experience.

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Universal Orlando Unveils Ride Vehicles for Skull Island Attraction

A few weeks ago, Universal Orlando revealed story details for the upcoming Skull Island: Reign of Kong attraction, and yesterday, they released the first photo of the actual ride vehicle, along with a few more details.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong ride vehicle at Universal Orlando

The 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle will use a sophisticated positioning system to independently navigate a rough, jungle road through unpredictable terrain. The extra-large vehicle will hold up to 72 passengers in twelve rows, which should help with passenger flow through the attraction.

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Universal Orlando Reveals Story Details For Skull Island: Reign of Kong Attraction

This morning Universal Orlando revealed the crucial story details for their upcoming attraction Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

Universal Orlando Skull Island: Reign of Kong

The adventure begins when you join the 8th Wonder Expedition Company on a mission to discover prehistoric species of unknown origin dwelling within the hidden mysteries of Skull Island.

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Skull Island Construction Update at Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando

We’re mere months away from the opening of Universal Orlando‘s newest attraction Skull Island: Reign of Kong, and our family writer Carol Garreans captured a photo update on the progress.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong coming to Universal Orlando in 2016

Nestled between Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls and the Jurassic Park River Adventure at Islands of Adventure, the attraction has a Summer 2016 projected opening.

As of the beginning of this month, it looks like the attraction is coming together nicely, and will have a prominent landscape within the park:

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Skull Island: Reign of Kong Coming to Universal Orlando in 2016

As we predicted this morning, Universal Orlando has formally announced a new King Kong attraction will be coming to Islands of Adventure.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong coming to Universal Orlando in 2016

Skull Island: Reign of Kong is the name, and it is an all new adventure that tells the next evolution in the Kong legend, with help from director Peter Jackson. He directed 2005’s King Kong, as well as the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit movies, so he understands sets of a large scale.

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Comcast Confirms King Kong to Return to Universal Orlando

It’s been rumored for several months, but it was confirmed Tuesday that a new King Kong attraction will be opening at Universal Orlando in the near future.

Kongfrontation at Universal Studios Orlando

In a call to discuss fourth-quarter earnings, Comcast, which owns Universal Orlando, said, “we continue to invest in attractions including Harry Potter and the Fast and Furious attractions in Hollywood and a King Kong attraction in Orlando….”

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