Yesterday Universal Orlando revealed a tonne of new information about the upcoming Reign of Kong attraction that is due to open later this Summer at Islands of Adventure.
This comes straight from Universal:
The adventure begins as you set out to explore an island rife with prehistoric creatures of unknown origin – and the legend of a beast still undiscovered. You find yourself at a campsite of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading your adventure.
Once beyond camp, the menacing terrain shows signs of a native presence; beating drums draw you toward an ancient temple. Moving deeper into the ruins reveals a lost shrine – and proof you are not alone. You ignore warnings to turn back.
You board a specially designed expedition vehicle that will take you deeper into the island. Mysterious sounds pierce the air and you hear chanting. And then – you confront an enormous temple wall, complete with carvings and images that seem to pay homage to something you cannot quite comprehend. The temple’s massive wooden doors slowly open, revealing a labyrinth of caves.
Inside the caves, you meet your expedition leader – and suddenly find yourself in the midst of a raging struggle between creatures of incomprehensible size and ferocity. Then, as those creatures turn on you, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence – bigger, closer and more overwhelming than you can possibly imagine. It is Kong. But is he friend or foe?
It looks as if the story starts right from when you start queuing for the ride which is typical of recent Universal attractions (think Harry Potter and Transformers). While the attraction is going to be largely 3D based, Universal have confirmed that a large animatronic Kong will be appearing in the finale of the attraction.
Universal also revealed a short making of video of the attraction, starting with the story behind the ride:
While it would be nice to see Universal doing something that isn’t 3D based for a change, I am really looking forward to Kong, when Dan was there in January (image below) he mentioned that the building is really coming along and I have to admit, even in November when I was last there the exterior was looking incredible!
Let us know what you think of the latest Reign of Kong details in the comments below!