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
Live 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!
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
Temple looking menacing, gate doors still wrapped in plastic
Pole in foreground, probably for surveillance cameras, maybe for loudspeakers
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)
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
A warning to all those that pass
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
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
Indoor queue building with mountain range seen rising above
View from the area as seen from Jurassic Park
The view from Camp Jurassic’s tower, overlooking the temple and outdoor ride path section
Temple gates from above
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
Covered queue area behind entry arch
A look inside the unfinished covered queue
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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