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Universal unveils details about ride vehicles for Skull Island: Reign of Kong

by Banks Lee

Skull Island Reign of Kong Ride Vehicle crop

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.

Universal Orlando Resort will bring the next generation of the King Kong legend to life with an entirely new and revolutionary way to transport guests into the middle of the adventure.

Guests will board a specially designed expedition vehicle that will do what no other Universal ride vehicle can do and take them where no other vehicle can go.

Skull Island Reign of Kong Ride Vehicle

The 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle will use a positioning system to independently navigate a rough, jungle road through unpredictable terrain. The front and back axles that support the vehicle’s 45-inch wheels can be steered individually, allowing the vehicle to take sharp turns and pull off complicated maneuvers. It will be one of the most immersive and realistic ride experiences on Earth – all within one of the most immersive and realistic theme park experiences ever created.

Preview of Skull Island ride vehicle and film - King Kong coming to Islands of Adventure

As guests board their expedition vehicle, they will meet one of the five guides who will be their driver – each with a distinct personality:
• Becky Callahan: The loose-cannon cowgirl who isn’t fazed by the dangers awaiting her on Skull Island.
• Will Denham: The fresh-faced, adventure-seeking younger cousin of famed movie director Carl Denham.
• Jinks Costanza: A hardened New York City ex-con who is wary of the island’s mysteries.
• Kalana: A mystical descendent of the natives who first settled on the island.
• Charles “Doc” Jordan: A PhD student in paleontology who took time off from his studies to explore the world.

The Making of Skull Island: Reign of Kong - The Vehicle

Additional details about Skull Island: Reign of Kong are yet to be revealed. To stay up-to-date on all the latest news, visit UniversalOrlando.com/ReignofKong.

You can also catch episode two of Myth Explorer now in the video below:

Myth Explorer: The Lost Expedition
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