Skull Island: Reign of King Kong at Islands of Adventure

New Attraction Opens Summer 2016

King King Universal Orlando
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Can you survive the long and dangerous journey to a mysterious island were prehistoric predators and other creepy crawly creatures are waiting to attack? Will King Kong prove to be the friend you've always wanted, or the foe you have nightmares about?

Universal Orlando has this to say about Skull Island: Reign of King Kong: "Live the brutal struggle of a 1930’s expedition that’s caught in a clash between prehistoric predators, man-eating beasts and the most colossal ape ever to walk the earth—King Kong. Around every thrilling turn, ferocious monsters fight for dominance, while you just fight to survive. It’s the multi-sensory, multi-dimensional ride for your life."

Ready to Ride?

The ride is best suited for teens and adults, is a 3D experience, and takes guests through the ruins of a primal realm, where they will head into the heart of a dangerous island.

Your adventure begins at a campsite of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, before you head out with the research team to explore the unknown terrain. Once deep inside the island, you'll encounter vicious predators from every side, until King Kong comes between you and certain doom.

The innovative and high-tech ride is full of massive monsters, loud roars and thundering chest-pounding, so younger children may be frightened.

Other Exciting 3D Rides at the Universal Orlando Parks

• The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man at Islands of Adventure - This family-friendly 3D ride teams you up with Spidey to save the day. The villains of the Sinister Syndicate stole the Statue of Liberty and it's your job to get it back (along with Spidey's help, of course). You'll scale skyscrapers, crash and careen through streets, and plummet to the pavement below in what feels like a 400-foot freefall. Riders must be at least 40".

• Despicable Me Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios - This hilarious 3D ride lets you join Gru and his daughters on a wild and wacky ride. But watch out: You might become an actual Minion by the time this ride is over. Tons of fun twists and turns, ending with a Minion-inspired dance party. Must be 40" to ride.

• The Simpsons Ride™ at Universal Studios Orlando - On this 3D adventure, you'll ride along with the Simpsons family as they visit Krustyland. You'll fly, float and crash your way through the midway's stunt shows, kiddie attractions and thrill rides. Make sure you keep your eyes open though; you won't want to miss appearances by all your favorite characters. Must be at least 40" to ride The Simpsons.

• Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts™ at Universal Studios Orlando - After walking through the marble lobby of the Gringotts bank and past the goblins, you'll journey through underground passageways until you climb aboard Harry Potter and the Escape from Gringotts ride. This is definitely a thrill ride, and you'll have to face the bank's stringent, and often scary, security measures while navigating underground vaults to return to Diagon Alley. Along the way, you'll see Harry, Hermione and Ron, but you'll also run into Bellatrix, trolls and Voldemort himself. Good luck! Riders must be at least 42" tall.

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