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.
The front and back axles that support the vehicle’s 45-inch wheels can be steered individually, allowing the vehicle to take sharp turns and pull off complicated maneuvers. And remember, this is Universal Orlando’s first trackless ride vehicle, so your ride will be up to your driver.
And to make each ride a little more unique, there will be five guides assigned at random to a vehicle, and each has a unique personality:
- Becky Callahan: The loose-cannon cowgirl who isn’t fazed by the dangers awaiting her on Skull Island.
- Will Denham: The fresh-faced, adventure-seeking younger cousin of famed movie director Carl Denham.
- Jinks Costanza: A hardened New York City ex-con who is wary of the island’s mysteries.
- Kalana: A mystical descendent of the natives who first settled on the island.
- Charles “Doc” Jordan: A PhD student in paleontology who took time off from his studies to explore the world.
So you never know which you’ll get until you board the vehicle, making repeat rides more fun.
The more I hear about this ride, the more excited I am to ride it! How about you? Are you excited for Skull Island: Reign of Kong? It opens this summer at Islands of Adventure. For more information, visit universalorlando.com.
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