5 Things to Know About Universal Orlando’s Skull Island: Reign of Kong

by Carrie McLaren with no comments

The excitement is building for the new Universal Orlando Skull Island: Reign of Kong opening this summer at Universal Orlando Resort. Set to be a thrilling adventure, this experience will bring the story of King Kong to a new generation of fans.

Here’s a look at five things to know about Skull Island: Reign of Kong

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Universal Creative is working with Peter Jackson, director of the 2005 movie, “King Kong,” to bring this story to life. 

Knowing that Peter Jackson is involved, this experience is going to be extremely life-like — and I’ll admit it – I’m scared! The storyline begins as guests are transported deep into a wild and mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin – but where they are soon fighting for their own survival.  YIKES!

Skull Island Reign of Kong Entrance

The expedition vehicles used in this experience are 40-foot-long and weigh 17-tons.

The vehicles 45-inch wheels can be steered individually o allow the vehicle to take sharp turns and complicated maneuvers. Sounds like it will come in handy navigating the jungle and unpredictable terrain.

Sounds like it will come in handy navigating the jungle and unpredictable terrain.

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Get ready for new creatures around each turn.

This video gives us a look at the terrifying creatures that can be found at Skull Island.

I can’t even imagine what it will feel like to encounter these creatures during the expedition. That dinosaur looks downright scary!

One of five guides will escort you through Skull Island. 

Once you board the expedition vehicle, you’ll meet one of five drivers –

·         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 descendant 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.

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Skull Island: Reign of Kong is set to open in Summer 2016.

There have been no hints as to when Skull Island: Reign of Kong will open this summer at Islands of Adventure, but I’m keeping my eyes and ears open. There are tons of rumors and predictions floating around on the internet – but when I get an official word, I’ll let you know!

Are you excited for Skull Island: Reign of Kong? 

 

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