Universal Orlando Resort is opening up a bit more on what tourists will see when riding Skull Island: Reign of Kong.
The ride, which will debut this summer at Islands of Adventure, will bring King Kong back to life at the theme park via a new multi-experience attraction that includes 3-D, innovative technology and putting the guest into the mysterious and dangerous, yet thrilling, home of the iconic ape.
Here’s how Universal describes the upcoming adventure:
The adventure begins as you set out to explore an island rife with prehistoric creatures of unknown origin — and the legend of a beast still undiscovered. You find yourself at a campsite of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading your adventure.
Once beyond camp, the menacing terrain shows signs of a native presence; beating drums draw you toward an ancient temple. Moving deeper into the ruins reveals a lost shrine — and proof you are not alone. You ignore warnings to turn back.
You board a specially designed expedition vehicle that will take you deeper into the island. Mysterious sounds pierce the air and you hear chanting. And then you confront an enormous temple wall, complete with carvings and images that seem to pay homage to something you cannot quite comprehend. The temple’s massive wooden doors slowly open, revealing a labyrinth of caves.
than you can possibly imagine. It is Kong. But is he friend or foe?
Universal said Skull Island is one of the longest rides ever created for the theme park. Universal has been raising the bar on attractions ever since it debuted The Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Hogsmeade in 2010.
The theme park has been furiously working on new attractions at both Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida, including a new Fast & Furious ride, bringing “The Tonight Show’s” Jimmy Fallon into a new experience taking guests through New York City and building a new water park with Volcano Bay.
New attractions help Orlando draw more than 62 million visitors annually who, in turn, help create an economic impact of $60 billion in the region each year.