Kongstruction Update: Kong Gets Painted and Food Stand Appears

Alicia Stella 1 Comment

This week’s update of the construction progress for Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Islands of Adventure shows us that the Kong entry arch is finally being painted. Also, a new food stand (presumably) has appeared along the walkway. Little touches are always being added day to day, including many many more skulls being added atop stakes along the ride path and outdoor queue section. This week also saw the update of the attraction info page on Universal’s website with an all new ride description and details. See it yourself here or read below!

The monstrous new ride for your life. Opening Summer 2016

kongscreenshotLive 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.

Enter the ruins of a primal realm and journey into the dark heart of an island filled with untold dangers. Vicious, ancient predators and unspeakable monstrosities rip into your crew and swarm from every side. Then, in an act of sheer ferocity—or monstrous bravery—King Kong charges between you and certain doom with an earthshaking fury. With each thundering roar and each chest-pounding thud, one colossal truth comes clear.

This is his home, his kingdom. Only he reigns.

Check out this week’s full photo report below and stay tuned for more theme park updates!

Construction Photos:

Starting our photo report from the Toon Lagoon side

Starting our photo report from the Toon Lagoon side

Left side of the building facing the access road got a paint job to match the rest of the building

Left side of the building facing the access road got a paint job to match the rest of the building

Temple looking menacing, gate doors still wrapped inplastic

Temple looking menacing, gate doors still wrapped in plastic

Pole in foreground, probably for surveillance cameras, maybe for loudspeakers

Pole in foreground, probably for surveillance cameras, maybe for loudspeakers

Going down the walkway, the roof of a hut is a visible

Going down the walkway, the roof of a new hut is a visible

What looks to be a food stand has sprung up, (in nearly the same location as the food stand they tore down a couple months ago)

What looks to be a food stand has sprung up, (in nearly the same location as the food stand they tore down a couple months ago)

Luckily the stand doesn't block the view too bad

Luckily the stand doesn’t block the view too bad

More and more skulls on spears being added around the ride path and outdoor queue

More and more skulls on spears being added around the ride path and outdoor queue

A warning to all those that pass

A warning to all those that pass

Nets and spears separate ride path from outdoor queue. Covered queue seen on right

Nets and spears separate ride path from outdoor queue. Covered queue seen on right

Kong entry arch is finally being painted to match the rest of the area

Kong entry arch is finally being painted to match the rest of the area

Looking more and more like the concept art every day

Looking more and more like the concept art every day

Indoor queue on left, ride exit seen bottom middle, and final scene (unload) seen top-right of image

Better view of ride exit, as seen from above

Better view of ride exit, as seen from above

Indoor queue building with mountain range seen rising above

Indoor queue building with mountain range seen rising above

View from the area as seen from Jurassic Park

View from the area as seen from Jurassic Park

The view from Camp Jurassic's tower, overlooking the temple and outdoor ride path section

The view from Camp Jurassic’s tower, overlooking the temple and outdoor ride path section

Temple gates from above

Temple gates from above

Close up view of gates, where ride vehicles will enter show building

Close up view of gates, where ride vehicles will enter show building

You can see how concrete ride path raises up as you enter, forcing your view up towards the gates

You can see how concrete ride path raises up as you enter, forcing your view up towards the gates

Covered queue area behind entry arch

Covered queue area behind entry arch

A look inside the unfinished covered queue

A look inside the unfinished covered queue

A look inside Kong's mouth: Concrete walkways getting prepared to be poured

A look inside Kong’s mouth: Concrete walkways getting prepared to be poured

That’s all for this Kongstruction update. Check out the recent Jimmy Fallon update with Flying Cow for sale at Prop Shop!

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1 Comments
  • Sky

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    It’s lockers, not a food stand

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