Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

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 www.universalorlando.com/ReignofKong.

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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