Kongstruction Update: Kong Merchandise and New Fire Effects

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Some new Skull Island: Reign of Kong merchandise has shown up in the middle of the main gift shop in Islands of Adventure and we take a look at all of it today. While I was there I got some more footage of the ongoing Kongstruction as well. Today they had the torches by the entrance arch all lit up and all the street lamps in the area were on for testing. Workers were installing new spot lighting atop the temple gates while a crew of team members toured the area without hardhats. See all the action in the video. Plus, check out the merchandise photos along with some key snapshots of the construction area below. And stay tuned for more theme park updates coming soon!


Kong Merchandise Photos

All the new Kong Merch!

All the new Kong Merch!

Lots of Kong goodies

Lots of Kong goodies

Mugs!

Mugs!

Shot glasses

Shot glasses

Collectible pins

Collectible pins

Double dogtags

Double dogtags

Shirt mannequins

Shirt mannequins

Hats and reusable cups

Hats and reusable cups

Expedition decor and logo shirts

Expedition decor and logo shirts

Generic gorilla plush

Generic gorilla plush

Universal-branded adventure bags

Universal-branded adventure bags

Kong Uni-Minis

Kong Uni-Minis

Hats and decorations

Hats and decorations

Colorful shirt design

Colorful shirt design

Action Kong pose shirt

Action Kong pose shirt

Child-size shirt

Child-size shirt

Kong hooded sweatshirt

Kong hooded sweatshirt

Area decor

Area decor

And of course, lanyards

And of course, lanyards

Is it strange that it says Universal Studios, instead of IOA, on the sign?

Is it strange that it says Universal Studios, instead of IOA, on the sign?

Construction Update

Fire at the entrance!

Fire at the entrance!

Intimidating fire effects!

Intimidating fire effects!

The ride sign at entrance got some new paint, looking great

The ride sign at entrance got some new paint, looking great

Torch

Torch

KONG!

KONG!

Lights are on inside the covered queue as well as pathways

Lights are on inside the covered queue as well as pathways

Exit pathway, with Base Camp Provisions gift shop on right

Exit pathway, with Base Camp Provisions gift shop on right

Base Camp Provisions outdoor gift shop stand

Base Camp Provisions outdoor gift shop stand

Wait Time sign up near entrance arch

Wait Time sign up near entrance arch

Fire on the torches by the entrance sign as well

Fire on the torches by the entrance sign as well

View of the ride path in front of temple gate

View of the ride path in front of temple gate

Workers installing spot lighting atop temple

Workers installing spot lighting atop temple

A new spotlight can be seen top-right

A new spotlight can be seen top-right

Brave worker

Brave worker

Tethered to a rope atop the temple

Tethered to a rope atop the temple

Setting up a spotlight

Setting up a spotlight

Team of people touring the area

Team of people touring the area

Walking atop the structure in front of the facade

Walking atop the structure in front of the facade

Pointing and talking

Pointing and talking

Training team members? New tech workers? Higher ups? Bloggers and media members? Not sure.

Training team members? New tech workers? Higher ups? Bloggers and media members? Not sure.

Looking good Mr. Kong. Until next time.

Looking good Mr. Kong. Until next time.

That’s all for this Kongstruction update. Check out the last Kong update from earlier this month here. See all the Kong updates and subscribe to the feed for more continual updates!

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Note: All images taken from within guest areas.

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