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.
The ride begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival. Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, a foreboding underworld of caves concealing unspeakable terrors – and face-to-face with the colossal Kong himself.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong will feature new ride technology, and be a multi-sensory immersive experience.
“King Kong is a Hollywood movie legend and a huge part of both our history and our future,” said Mike West, Executive Producer, Universal Creative. “He gives us the opportunity to tap into everything that makes our film history so special and everything that makes our theme park attractions so spectacular. We can’t wait to bring him to life in such an epic way.”
Skull Island is the name most often used to describe a fictional island first appearing in the 1933 film King Kong. It is the home of the eponymous King Kong and several other species of creatures.
Coincidentally, Universal Pictures has an upcoming movie, Kong: Skull Island, starring Tom Hiddleston (Thor, The Avengers), due in theaters in March 2017.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong is set to open summer 2016. It will be located between Dudley Do-Right’s Ripsaw Falls and the Jurassic Park River Adventure at Islands of Adventure.
Here is Universal Orlando’s official web announcement:
For more information, visit universalorlando.com/ReignofKong.
Are you looking forward to seeing this new Kong attraction at Universal Orlando?
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