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After months of anticipation and weeks of “technical rehearsal” previews, Skull Island: Reign of Kong is now officially open at Universal Orlando.
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Universal Orlando team members and friends paid their respects to team member Luis Vielma, who was killed in the Orlando nightclub attack, by raising their wands toward the Heavens in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. [Read more…]
The debut of Islands of Adventure’s newest attraction is swiftly approaching, and Universal Orlando is making fans quake with anticipation by unveiling the first footage of Skull Island’s impressive King Kong animatronic. [Read more…]
The most iconic roller coaster on Islands of Adventure’s skyline is about to roar back to life, and today Universal Orlando released new Incredible Hulk Coaster details, giving a sneak peak at what to expect when the rebuilt ride reopens this summer. [Read more…]
King Kong may be the star of the anticipated new attraction coming to Islands of Adventure this summer, but today Universal Orlando unleashed details on some of the Skull Island creatures guests will confront during the Reign of Kong ride.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong is set to open in a few months at Universal Orlando, and we now have a first look at the creepy crawly critters we’ll be encountering on our way to facing off with the big ape himself. In a blog post and accompanying video, Universal Creative unveiled profiles on the mysterious island’s aggressive occupants:
Arachno-claw: These carnivorous arachnids move throughout the swampy underworld of the island’s dark caverns, foraging for dead or injured creatures. The six-legged scavenger uses its crab-like claws to crush its prey before feasting on the remains.
Carnictis: The giant, slug-like Carnictis lacks eyes or facial features. But its gaping, oozing mouth—ringed with sharp, jagged teeth—is a distinguishing feature that allows this slow but relentless creature to feed on dead and wounded beings that have succumbed to the wretched, murky chasms of the island.
Decarnocimex: One of the largest and most aggressive cave-dwelling inhabitants on the island, the Decarnocimex will attack anything smaller or weaker that dares to cross its path. These vicious insects tear apart their prey with their razor-sharp mandibles and two-bladed forearms.
Terapusmordax: These are the largest flying predators on the island, with wingspans up to 10 feet. They live in colonies within the island’s interior caverns and are easily provoked. Spearing victims with lethal talons, they use large carnivorous fangs to penetrate anything—or anyone—caught in their jaws of death.
Vastatosaurus rex: The V. Rex is the largest, most intimidating dinosaur that roams the island’s dense jungles. Despite its large, bulky head and tough leathery skin, it’s an agile predator, changing direction at high speeds and ripping into its prey with razor-sharp teeth.
Skull Islando’s creatures, along with Kong himself, will be brought to life through a combination of physical props and animatronic figures, as well as 3-D projections. You can learn even more about the newly announced antagonists in this video:
Details about Reign of Kong’s opening date have not yet been revealed, but you can get more hints about the attraction by watching Face Off on SyFy, which will dedicate its March 30th episode to Skull Island.
When you journey through Skull Island: Reign of Kong this summer, a traditional off-road vehicle will not do. Your expedition will require something more…colossal. [Read more…]
Get ready to be transported to an island shrouded in mystery and legend. Universal Orlando has revealed details of the story guests will experience on Skull Island: Reign of Kong. [Read more…]
A new website, social media channels and online series have launched by Universal Orlando to promote their upcoming King Kong attraction: Skull Island: Reign of Kong. [Read more…]
This past weekend, fans from around the world came together at Universal Orlando Resort for the third annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter.” [Read more…]
Universal Orlando has revealed the full schedule for their annual “A Celebration of Harry Potter” event, taking place this weekend, Jan. 29-31, 2016. [Read more…]
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Photos by Don Gworek
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