The Story Revealed For Skull Island: Reign Of Kong

The Story Revealed For Skull Island: Reign Of Kong

It’s time to unearth the island’s mysteries

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I know you’ve been waiting for more details about Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The time has finally come! Over the next few months, I’ll be revealing all the details on our newest attraction.

Here’s what to expect on your incredible journey.

It all begins with Skull Island – a land shrouded in mystery, steeped in ancient tales of colossal creatures fighting for dominance of a lost world. The name alone is enough to keep any adventurous soul from setting foot on its foreboding shoreline, to say nothing of mustering the courage to explore its terrifying interior.

Despite the apprehension of such an undertaking, you decide to join the 8th Wonder Expedition Company on their daring research adventure. Your mission: to discover species of unknown origin dwelling within the hidden mysteries of the island. Your hope is to substantiate the existence of prehistoric creatures.

Your first objective is to reach the communication base amid the outlying ruins. Communication is key and a crackling radio broadcast from scientists, expedition leaders and fellow explorers warns of the treacheries that lay ahead.

Undaunted—though certainly a bit uneasy—you head towards your next objective: the 8th Wonder Expedition base camp.

There is a hypnotic presence in the rhythmic beating of distant drums that draws you deeper and deeper into an ancient ruin, almost against your will. Signs of a native presence become evident. But are they still around?

Finally, you make it through to base camp and expedition vehicles. You set off for the heart of the island to rendezvous with your expedition leader.

Within minutes, you come upon a massive temple wall. Drums beat, flames arise, huge wooden doors swing open and you drive through. You now face a dark labyrinth of caves where danger lurks around every bend.

You manage to narrowly escape the caves… but the jungle ahead holds yet another breathtaking challenge. Suddenly, you find yourself in the midst of a raging struggle between creatures of incomprehensible size and ferocity. All seems lost until, from out of nowhere, a deafening roar cuts through the melee. The mighty Kong has arrived!

But is he friend or foe? Well, you’ll have to find out this summer.

The next chapter in the evolution of the King Kong legend is about to unfold. This immersive new experience will feature one of the longest rides of any Universal attraction, along with several new firsts for Universal Orlando Resort.

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  1. Verchetta

    Can’t wait sounds amazing!

  2. Ad

    Grrr, we’re visiting Florida in June, from the Netherlands. I have the feeling we are too early for the attraction…

  3. Lexba

    When do u anticipate the opening of the ride?

    • Potato

      No, information is being revealed over months. Meaning, they won’t be opening the park until they’ve finished advertising new info for the attraction. My guess is Fall 2016.

      • Crystal

        Universal is advertising that it will be open Summer 2016

  4. jean

    all I want to know is when it opens !

  5. Elizabeth

    Can’t wait to ride the King Kong ride!!!

  6. Katie

    Sounds awesome! I can’t wait to ride it!!

  7. Will Duncan

    The artist illustrations says it all. They are bold, loud and frightening all at the same time. This ride and attraction will be a fun draw for the park. I’m waiting for the drums, the fire, the screams and the roar of KONG. Can’t wait to be first in line.

  8. Steve Scott

    I’m there in late April from England – will I be too early?

  9. Jackson webb

    12 of us are coming down in july Is kong going to be open. If not we are going to change our vacation plans’

  10. eder

    please, not another attraction 3d

    • Steff

      I agree….all the rides are the same now….I liked the old king kong!!!

      • Kong

        It will also include many props, animatronics, and practical effects.

        • Stacy

          So this isn’t a coaster? I’m terrified of roller coasters. ?

          • Jordan Fairley

            No its not a coaster

  11. John Cena

    Do you think it will be open in June?

  12. Galadriel

    Will there be great views from all seats? I’m shorter than the average adult and often have a taller person blocking my view. This is part of the reason why Forbidden Journey is my favorite ride; it has the best designed sight-lines ever!