King Kong is Coming to Universal Orlando
A new ride is coming to Universal Orlando and it’s going to be epic! By Jordan Estrada
King Kong ride teaser (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
Prepare for an adventure like no other in the summer of 2016 when Universal Orlando Resort unveils Skull Island: Reign of Kong, the latest addition to its collection of innovative and thrilling rides.
This all-new attraction, which will open at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, will give park visitors the opportunity to experience a brand new adventure in the King Kong legend as they explore an untamed wilderness filled with dangers around every turn. There is a storyline that moves the attraction along involving a search for strange, unexplained creatures that soon has you facing apparent death as you strive to reach safety.
Peter Jackson, the director of the 2005 King Kong film, has been involved with the creation of the ride, so you can expect realistic special effects that will make it seem as if you are really traveling through jungles, caves and ancient ruins. There are lots of familiar features that fans of the film will love, including prehistoric monsters, spooky island natives and plenty of breathtaking surprises. Riders can also anticipate meeting the famous King Kong himself before the adventure is through, and Universal Creative is sure to have worked up something truly exhilarating that will have families shouting with fear and excitement.
Skull Island: Reign of Kong will offer theme park guests the chance to have an adventure of epic proportions.
As we wait in anticipation, why not visit the Universal Orlando Resort now?! With exciting attractions, old and new, like the latest Harry Potter addition, Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley, not to mention the park's newest hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and the hot deals we’ve uncovered, there are many awesome reasons to go this summer.
Up to 35% off at a Universal Orlando On-Site Hotel
Cabana Bay Resort (Courtesy Universal Orlando)
What: Families can save up to 35% just by staying longer at one of the resort’s on-site hotels, including Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Hard Rock Hotel. Cabana Bay rates start at $86/night for a 7-night stay and at $96/night for a 4-night stay. For stays September 7 - October 1, 2015 and November 29 - December 17, 2015.
What’s Included: Additionally, enjoy free Universal Express Unlimited ride access if you upgrade to one of the Deluxe properties, an $89 per person per day value!
Jordan Estrada contributed this to MiniTime. He is a freelance travel writer from Southern California who spends him time gardening, studying music and performing with his band.