Skull Island: Reign of Kong will be Universal Studios’s newest attraction to open this year! This attraction will bring guests to Kong’s world, as they set sail towards Skull Island. Faced with many creatures and dinosaurs, riders will have to prepare to take on these beasts- and most importantly, make it out alive. However, what guests have to worry about more than anything else is coming face to face with the mighty beast himself; King Kong. We now have our first official look at the famous beast. You can check out the photo released by Universal Studios down below!
This Kong looks very similar to the giant gorilla we saw from Peter Jackson’s King Kong. Kong is HUGE and will be awaiting guests who dare to intrude on his island. Kong made his official ride debut in Kongfrontation, located in Universal Studios in Orlando Florida. That attraction was unfortunately closed in September of 2002 to make way for Revenge of the Mummy: The Ride. This original mechanical Kong could be found in New York, while guests were making their getaway in a tram heading towards Roosevelt Island. Unfortunately for them, Kong had other plans and attacked the guests in the vehicle. Guests would narrowly make their escape and eventually make their way back to the tram station.
However, this new atttaction will take place solely on Kong’s home turf; Skull Island. While we don’t know the entirety of the story, what we do know is that the audience will be fighting off bugs, dinosaurs, and various other creatures. Finally, guests will come face to face with Kong himself- but it’s difficult to determine if Kong will be on the side of the humans.
To get a better perspective on what fans can expect, a new video has been released which gives us a taste of the life-like King Kong. Check out the video, titled “The Encounter!”
This is everything I ever wanted for this attraction. My only hope was to witness a life-size King Kong just like in Kongfrontation, and it looks like Universal has delivered on that measure. The video mentions that you will “feel his breath sweep across your skin and his thunderous roar reverberate through every bone in your body.”
The attraction looks to bring back the terror that Universal once conjured in Kongfrontation. I cannot wait for opening day, and I know this attraction will be a blast!
The video sums it up PERFECTLY: “This is his world, and you're at his mercy.”
Also, be sure to check out one of my older articles relating to my expectations for this attraction. Click right here to view the article!
Are you excited to witness Kong once again at Universal Studios: Islands of Adventure in Skull Island: Reign of Kong? Let me know how thrilled you are for this attraction in the comment section below! You can also check out the other videos released by Universal Studios to get a better taste of what’s to come!
You can also watch some of the other videos previously released, explaining more on the ride below!