Universal Orlando shares more information on the King Kong ride opening this summer

in Islands of Adventure, Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has posted more details on Skull Island: Reign of Kong that is set to open at Islands of Adventure this summer. The ride will take guests to Skull Island, the home of Kong, in what is being promised on the site as “the monstrous new ride for your life”.

The ride description states:

“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.”

This new attraction will feature many similar effects that King Kong 360 3-D ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, but is expected to have some updated enhancements.


  1. Tyler

    So….sounds like Kong will be …a screen?

    1. Ben

      I seriously hope not. 🙁

  2. Bonnie

    We will be there the last week of May we just hope it will be open

  3. edward

    its been confirmed that there will be a kong animatronic

  4. Alyssa

    Honestly universal uses way to many screens and has way to many simulator type rides. They need to be more creative, use the creativity they had during the construction of the wizarding world and really bring us new innovative rides. But every ride at universal but forbidden journey is so not original. They are so lazy using screen after screen.

    1. Tom

      Waaah Waaahh Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
      Then Dont Go!!!

  5. Keefer

    OK – Summer . . . . . .WHEN !! – June / July !! any ideas ?

  6. Bev

    Waiting on opening date to book my trip.

  7. Stacy

    To clarify, is this a roller coaster? Please say no. Lol

  8. Grace

    I would love to know when the opening date will be, we have our trip booked but I need to buy tickets…

  9. Art

    When is exact date in summer any idea please so we can buy the ticket

  10. i’m so SUPER EXCITED and can hardly wait until the new ride opens…I wish there was an opening date so I could plan a family weekend getaway around it…

  11. Sam Barrowcliffe

    The ride is set to include both a mixture of 3D screens and ground breaking animatronics.

  12. Allen

    As much money and creativity as ‘Universal’ has, a heart pounding coaster is needed….Everything can’t be so damn Disney!!!!!—Adult THRILL needs to be infused as well,…to make all other Theme parks Follow and not ‘#Compete’!

  13. Braulio

    I went to universal yesterday and they were running technical tests. After a while they unofficially opened the ride, due to 1/4 of the park standing outside having hopes.I realized some effects werent woking yet, but hey… they are on technical rehersals.

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