Kongstruction Update: Walls Start to Appear as Massive Structure Grows

Alicia Stella 0 Comments

The first wall is starting to appear on the front side of the show building for Project 340, which may (or may not) be a new ride coming to Islands of Adventure named Kong: Terror of Skull Island. The structure is nearly twice as wide and deep as it was the last time I visited and a lot of internal elements have been added as well. What appears to be catwalks and different rooms/sections are being created within.

The structure is around six stories tall and continues to grow wider by the day, edging closer and closer towards the Thunder Falls Terrace restaurant in Jurassic Park. It’s hard to get a sense from photos just how massive this building is so far, especially considering it is much farther back away from the footpath as it appears. Even with it so far away I cannot seem to get the entire thing in a single photograph. Look at the workers in the photos to get a sense of size. Check out the current progress below in my biggest photo update thus far.

Construction Update Photos:

Approaching from the Jurassic Park side you can see a crane rising behind the Thunder Falls restaurant

Approaching from the Jurassic Park side you can see a crane rising behind the Thunder Falls restaurant

Approaching the construction walls on the Jurassic Park side

Approaching the construction walls on the Jurassic Park side

The view over the wall

The view over the wall

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Rumors say there will be outdoor scenes. Will this dirt path become part of the outdoor track?

Future outdoor track path, or just access for construction vehicles?

Future outdoor track path, or just access road for construction vehicles?

More steel arriving all the time to keep the structure growing

More steel arriving all the time to keep the structure growing

The front wall is starting to take shape!

The front wall is starting to take shape!

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The view of the massive structure walking from the Toon Lagoon side

View of the massive structure walking from the Toon Lagoon side

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The interior of the structure is somewhat rounded here. This may be for a 180 degree screen, similar to the finale of Gringotts

The interior is somewhat rounded here. This may be for a 180 degree screen, similar to the finale of Gringotts

Workers installing studs for wall

Workers installing studs for wall

Workers welding

Workers welding

Workers finishing wall cover/drywall

Workers putting finishing touches on drywall cover

A look at how far back the structure goes

A look at how far back the structure goes

It's hard not to miss something this big

It’s hard to not notice something this big

When Skull Island is open it's going to be quite imposing as you come upon it.

When Skull Island is open it’s going to be quite imposing as you come upon it.

I'm happy to report that Popeye has returned since my last update, refreshed and good as new!

I’m happy to report that Popeye has returned since my last update, refreshed and looking good as new!

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