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 the construction walls on the Jurassic Park side
The view over the wall
Rumors say there will be outdoor scenes. Will this dirt path become part of the outdoor track?
Future outdoor track path, or just access road for construction vehicles?
More steel arriving all the time to keep the structure growing
The front wall is starting to take shape!
View of the massive structure walking from the Toon Lagoon side
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 putting finishing touches on drywall cover
A look at how far back the structure goes
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.
I’m happy to report that Popeye has returned since my last update, refreshed and looking good as new!
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