Saturday, January 20th, 2018

Universal Orlando Reveals New Ride: Skull Island: Reign of Kong


Skull Island Reign of Kong Great Wall Night time shot IOA

This summer Universal Orlando Resort’s Islands of Adventure, Skull Island: Reign of Kong will open to the public – bringing the next generation of the King Kong legend to life.

This ride is described as the longest ever created. There’s “a powerful storyline, a stunning 3D experience, innovative technology – and the unexpected”. Read the description:

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.

Inside the caves, you meet your expedition leader – and suddenly find yourself in the midst of a raging struggle between creatures of incomprehensible size and ferocity.  Then, as those creatures turn on you, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence – bigger, closer and more overwhelming than you can possibly imagine.  It is Kong.  But is he friend or foe?

Wow, I really want to visit and go on this ride! No matter what age, it’s good to feel excitement over something like this. Visit

So far Universal Orlando  have unveiled 18 guest experiences in the past 5 years. Next in 2017 will come Universal’s Volcano Bay, an entirely new water theme park experience.



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