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Universal Orlando gives details on upcoming King Kong attraction, opening summer 2016

by Banks Lee

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Today Universal Orlando finally revealed details about Skull Island and the return of King Kong to the resort.

“Skull Island: Reign of Kong” attraction will open in the summer of 2016 at Universal’s Islands of Adventure – and will be an intense, all-new adventure brought to life in a themed environment.

It begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival as their 1930s expedition is swarmed by enormous prehistoric predators. Their journey will take them through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a perilous jungle ruled by prehistoric creatures, a foreboding underworld of caves concealing unspeakable terrors – and face-to-face with the colossal Kong himself. As the gargantuan beasts fight for dominance, guests will just fight to survive.

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Universal Creative is working closely with Peter Jackson, director of 2005’s “King Kong movie” to immerse guests in this new adventure.

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

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Known as “the eighth wonder of the world,” Kong has been called “the experience for which movies were invented.” Since first appearing on screen in 1933, “King Kong” has been re-made twice, earning seven Oscar and three Golden Globe nominations.

Here are some more details:

The Kong story continues to grow. “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” will open in the summer 2016. More details about the mega-attraction will be released over time. Visit universalorlando.com/ReignofKong for more information.

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Diana May 7, 2015 - 11:33 am

I’m so excited about this!

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