YouTube Star Tyler Oakley and His Mom Become the First to Vlog Their Way Through Skull Island: Reign of Kong

YouTube Star Tyler Oakley and His Mom Become the First to Vlog Their Way Through Skull Island: Reign of Kong

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Recently, we hosted the one-and-only YouTube sensation, Tyler Oakley, and his mom, Queen Jackie, to be among the first to experience our newest ride, Skull Island: Reign of Kong. They were up for the adventure – cautiously navigating the mysterious, ancient temple, facing menacing creatures and coming close enough to King Kong to feel the heat of his breath.

But they didn’t stop there.

They trekked all over both theme parks for the ultimate mother-son getaway. And they caught it all on camera!

I had the chance to hang out with Tyler and Queen Jackie for part of the day, and I got to witness firsthand how much their fans love them. Tyler is a total YouTube star – whose reach has extended to the big screen, the printed word – and even to awards shows like the Grammys and Oscars. So of course my inner reporter came out, and I couldn’t resist a little Q&A!

Me: What was your favorite part of Skull Island: Reign of Kong?
Tyler: This ride was really good. Usually I’m not into 3-D stuff, but this was really well done. I loved being one of the first to check it out and share it with everyone!

Me: What ride blew your mind during your visit?
Tyler: Skull Island: Reign of Kong was amazing, and everything was amazing…but my favorite are the roller coasters. I had a blast on Dragon Challenge!
Queen Jackie: I absolutely loved Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. It was incredible!

Me: Rumor has it that you and Queen Jackie tackled the roller coaster, Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit, while you were here. What song did you listen to?
Queen Jackie: Yes! I listened to Mötley Crüe, “Kickstart My Heart.” But I was screaming the whole time…
Tyler: I put on Fergalicious – “Glamorous.” It was blasting!

Me: Did you meet any characters while you were here?
Tyler: The Minions from Despicable Me were one of the best things that happened to us the whole day.
Queen Jackie: I met a pretty rambunctious shrunken head in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley.

Me: What’s the best part of a family vacation?
Tyler: I loved spending time with my mom. I joke with her a lot, but she means a ton to me.
Queen Jackie: Awww…!

Now it’s your turn to face Kong! Come check out Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Islands of Adventure, and bring all of your closest family and friends!

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  1. Mary C Donovan

    I was there last week for 4 days and was very disappointed. It NEVER opened. Nothing but empty promises from the sign in front of the ride saying OPENING SUMMER of 2016 to the attendants outside the ride giving false hopes to everybody who walked past that the ride may open that day.

  2. Diane Kelly