Skull Island: Reign of Kong Grand Opening at Universal Orlando

Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal Studios Orlando is now officially open as of 13th July 2016, below is the official press release from Universal Studios. I imagine there will be very large queues for this over the next few months but I will be riding this in October so will let you know.

If you are lucky enough to visit over the summer and ride Reign of Kong let me know what it's like and does it live up to the hype, I hope so!

Skull Island: Reign of Kong Grand Opening at Universal Orlando

ORLANDO, Fla. (July 13, 2016) – Today, excited guests gathered in Universal’s Islands of Adventure to help mark the official opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s newest mega attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

Skull Island entrance at Universal OrlandoSkull Island: Reign of Kong brings the next generation of the King Kong legend to life on an unprecedented scale. The adventure begins as guests are transported deep into a mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin with the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading the excursion. After braving ancient temple ruins and encountering hostile natives, they board a massive 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle to navigate the increasingly foreboding terrain.

Skull Island trackless vehicles
The specially designed expedition vehicle can seat up to 72 guests and operates on a completely trackless ride system, takes guests deeper into the ominous island, where they soon find themselves in the midst of a brutal struggle between beasts of unimaginable size and ferocity.

Meeting Kong on the Skull Island Universal Orlando attraction

Then, as those creatures turn on the expedition, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence. It is Kong – in the flesh. Towering nearly three stories tall, he is so close that you can feel his breath and sense his emotion. But is he friend or foe?

Let me know if you have been on Skull Island: Reign of Kong and is it any good?

It's great to see new attractions at the Orlando theme parks and this is sure to be the must see of summer 2016. This is why visitors want to come back to Orlando year after year!

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