The construction walls are down at Skull Island: Reign of Kong at Universal’s Islands of Adventure! The wait has been long, but soon we’ll be able to get our first rides on this new immersive attraction. We should hopefully expect to see soft opens within the week. It really could be any day now (or any hour even). Plus the outdoor gift shop stand, Base Camp Provisions, is open and selling Kong merchandise. Check out the video and photos below to see how the area looks now with the work walls down and some of the items you can get at the new gift shop and food stand. Stay tuned for more information as it happens. This should hopefully be our last update video before softs start and we’ll post as soon as they start letting guests on the ride!
Our Final Construction Update!
Approaching the area from Toon Lagoon
Mist is being pumped in as you enter the land
The view as it was meant to be
The view without walls when approaching from the Jurassic Park side
Menacing Kong entry arch
Wait Time sign
Warnings about scary queue and ride movements
Fire effects were all running
Absolutely love this sign
The decaying skulls of bloggers waiting softs to start
Walkways and stroller parking behind ride sign
Back of the building and exit
Closer view of the exit
Part of the queue structure to the left
The landscaping and theming are absolutely stunning
Gift Shop stand now open
Shirts, skulls, cups, and caps
Shirts, mugs, and shots
Natives style jewelry
Black skulls and crystal skulls
Mountain range blending perfectly into the scenery
One more shot of the entrance
What have they got in there, King Kong?
Fire on the temple
Time for a quick snack
Kong themed hot dog
The Kong Dog!
Mmmmm. Banana you say?
Offer Kong a sacrificial banana Icee
That’s all for this update! Check back soon for more Kong news soon!
Be sure to check out our last Kongstruction update with video of the new area theme music, and see all Kong updates here.
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Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has a knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found wandering the parks and riding coasters!