Universal Orlando Resort Announces New King Kong Experience

'Skull Island: Reign of Kong' ride, designed with help from director Peter Jackson, will open next summer By: Michelle Juergen
King Kong // © 2015 Universal Orlando Resort
King Kong // © 2015 Universal Orlando Resort

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A new attraction, “Skull Island: Reign of Kong,” will open next summer at Universal’s Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort.

The intense ride will transport visitors to a mysterious island, where they must fight for survival as they journey through an ancient temple inhabited by hostile natives, a jungle ruled by prehistoric beasts and a perilous underworld of caves, eventually coming face-to-face with Kong himself. Universal Creative is working closely with Peter Jackson, director of 2005’s “King Kong,” on the attraction.

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