Universal Studios Florida to get New King Kong Ride


Much as the old “Kongfrontation” ride took the germ of its idea from the mechanical Kong on the Universal Hollywood backlot tour, so too will “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” take the current backlot tour’s King Kong 360 3D and make it its own thing, adding giant sets, animatronics and unique vehicles to the screen-based adventure.

Interestingly, what it will NOT apparently be is a specific tie-in to the upcoming Kong movie Skull Island, which we don’t know much about aside from it being set in a different time period from the original – this ride is set in the ’30s, like the classic King Kong and the Peter Jackson remake. No word on reviving the old attraction’s “banana breath” feature, sadly.

The Skull Island ride opens next summer.