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.
Earlier this month, Universal Orlando hosted YouTube sensation, Tyler Oakley, and his mom, Queen Jackie. They were among the first to experience the ground-breaking new ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure.
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.
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.
This morning Universal Orlando revealed the crucial story details for their upcoming attraction 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.
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 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.