Kongstruction Update: Rocks, Rocks, Rocks – Rockwork Begins as Comcast Announces Kong Ride

Alicia Stella 1 Comment

The rockwork has finally begun over at Project 340 in Islands of Adventure.  Things are shaping up to make for a gorgeous facade. In addition to the temple gate area a flat two-dimensional “rock-like” structure is being applied to block the show building from guests inside the park. It looks like that’s what will be seen looming behind the Thunder Falls restaurant in Jurassic Park, which is good, as rocks look better than another big building ruining the skyline. Construction photos from today are below!

Also, today Comcast executives let the cat out of the bag during an earnings call, confirming that Kong is in fact returning to Orlando. “As we continue to invest in attractions, including Harry Potter and Fast and Furious in Hollywood and a King Kong attraction in Orlando, investments in our theme park are driving strong returns,” said Michael Angelakis, CFO, during the fourth-quarter conference call. There has not yet been an official announcement from Universal Orlando, but at this point in the construction it’s pretty hard to deny what’s being built. This is clearly the temple gate from Skull Island we’re seeing.

Construction Update Photos:

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Lots of concrete on the left columns, and new fabric being added on the gate area

Brickwork being carved near the top-left side of the facade

Brickwork being carved near the top-left side of the facade

Lots of workers working on the site today

Lots of workers working on the site today

Painting the flat rocky backdrop that blocks the show building at the top

Painting the flat rocky backdrop that blocks the show building at the top

Some of the more "finished" looking flat rock

Some of the more “finished” looking flat rock

The flat rock continuing on to the right

The flat rock continuing on to the right

Where more flat rock will be seen looming over Thunder Falls

Where more flat rock will be seen looming over Thunder Falls

The view from Jurassic Park

The view from Jurassic Park

The view over the fence

The view over the fence

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A preformed facade piece about to be put into place

A preformed facade piece, probably being used as an example for the brick and color designers

Close up of the preformed example piece

Close up of the preformed piece

Side of the building

Side of the building

The view from Toon Lagoon

The view from Toon Lagoon

The walkway is extra narrow with a new bright green wall that has sprung up, most likely related to Jurassic Park area refurbishments

The walkway is extra narrow with a new bright green wall that has sprung up, most likely related to Jurassic Park area refurbishments. Kong building looms in the background.

That’s all for this Kongstruction update. View the previous update.

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1 Comments
  • J. R. Pastor

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    Great Kong photos, as always. Good to see that you also post them on OU as updates….Mad Dog

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