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Universal Orlando brings King Kong to life with new Skull Island attraction

05.06.2015
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While we have a couple of years before we can see the likes of Tom Hiddleston and King Kong up on the big screen with KONG: SKULL ISLAND, Universal Studios has plans at their Orlando parks to bring that experience to guests one year sooner. Coming in the summer of 2016 will be Skull Island: The Reign of Kong. The attraction will find guests navigating through the jungles and ancient temples of Skull Island. Hostile natives and giant insects are the least of you worries as you come across dinosaurs and the dreaded King Kong on your journey. You can check out the announcement video below!

Residents of Florida may have noticed the building of a massive ride in the Jurassic Park area, and while it's no secret that King Kong was on the agenda, the video itself looks an awful lot like the Peter Jackson iteration that hit in 2005. Legendary Pictures has made it clear that their upcoming film will be its own beast, so perhaps the ride will not tie into the Hiddleston film, aside from name alone. Either way, it's a welcome attraction for theme park fans and should prove to scratch that Kong itch until 2017.

Skull Island: The Reign of Kong should be open to guests in the summer of 2016, while KONG: SKULL ISLAND is currently scheduled to hit theaters on March 10, 2017.

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7:41PM on 05/06/2015
I live in Florida and some years buy a Universal annual pass. It was disappointing that they got rid of king kong, then back to the future, then jaws. (and many others). But Universal is unique in that the park is ever-evolving, and rides are always changing, so I've grown to accept change. So while this new ride will not be like the original King Kong ride, I'm excited that they are bringing the character back. Can't wait.
I live in Florida and some years buy a Universal annual pass. It was disappointing that they got rid of king kong, then back to the future, then jaws. (and many others). But Universal is unique in that the park is ever-evolving, and rides are always changing, so I've grown to accept change. So while this new ride will not be like the original King Kong ride, I'm excited that they are bringing the character back. Can't wait.
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11:50AM on 05/07/2015
Should be cool! I also sure that it'll look waaaaaay better than the original ride.
Should be cool! I also sure that it'll look waaaaaay better than the original ride.
5:07PM on 05/06/2015

Hope it's not like the Hollywood park

Universal Studios Hollywood has a King Kong 360 ride, which is part of their studio tour tram thing... it's not very good, they just lock you inside a room and start moving the tram back and forth which is extremely fake... if they are going to use the same technology I would rather they do it like Spider-Man or Transformers where the ride vehicle at least moves through a path and has various screens.
Universal Studios Hollywood has a King Kong 360 ride, which is part of their studio tour tram thing... it's not very good, they just lock you inside a room and start moving the tram back and forth which is extremely fake... if they are going to use the same technology I would rather they do it like Spider-Man or Transformers where the ride vehicle at least moves through a path and has various screens.
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2:24PM on 05/06/2015
Are we all just gonna forget that there was already a king kong ride at universal. It was removed a while back to make room for the Mummy Ride.
Are we all just gonna forget that there was already a king kong ride at universal. It was removed a while back to make room for the Mummy Ride.
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11:52AM on 05/07/2015
Yea, with old crappy technology. I'm sure this will be state of the art.
Yea, with old crappy technology. I'm sure this will be state of the art.
1:10PM on 05/06/2015
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