Universal to open King Kong attraction

Universal to open King Kong attraction

A large-scale King Kong attraction has been announced for Universal Orlando Resort.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong, which has been in the making for around a year, will open next summer at the Islands of Adventure park in Florida.

The attraction, which director of 2005’s King Kong film Peter Jackson is helping with, is described by Universal as “an intense, all-new adventure brought to life in a dramatically themed environment”. 

Skull Island: Reign of Kong will see guests board a wagon before being transported around the area, immersed in the story of the gigantic ape.

Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, an underworld of caves and face-to-face with Kong himself.

King Kong

“King Kong is a Hollywood movie legend and a huge part of both our history and our future,” said Mike West, executive producer at Universal Creative.

“He gives us the opportunity to tap into everything that makes our film history so special and everything that makes our theme park attractions so spectacular. 

“We can’t wait to bring him to life in such an epic way.”

Universal said agents going on familiarisation trips throughout the year will be able to see the attraction being built, but there will not be designated trips before it opens.

The attraction will be part of the summer 2016 itinerary.


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