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FULL RIDE POV: “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure

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Check out the full ride POV of Universal Orlando’s newest attraction, “Skull Island: Reign of Kong” at Islands of Adventure in its very first soft opening to the public.

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  • This is one of the coolest rides I've been on. Enjoyed the original Kongfrontation, had no expectations about this one. From the moment you walk toward the ride, the theming with the mountains in the background and that epic score really set the tone. The queue line is amazingly detailed, and the animatronics are 1st rate. The ride itself really brings you into the story/world they try to create, the action and feel is awesome. All topped off with Kong himself at the end. Even the characters and driver were entertaining. I rode this 4 times in one day, never got tired of seeing those gates open.

  • I don't think people understand that each animatronic can be anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000 not to mention Kong himself in the end just the upper half of him is a cool $500,000.00. This was the best way to go. I would have like to see a more extreme experience with tram being tilted to a 90-degree angle plus air blown for a rush to sync with the action on the screen. Just a little more emersion to lock in the sense of danger. I also would have had the outside a little bigger with monster sounds and would have passed through the temple of Mothra had a large animated Mothra moving his head and large wingspan and animatronic Mothra fairies praying with the signature song then down the driveway and into the large doors for the ending.

  • Wow, is there anybody that likes this ride? Was this ride changed in the last year? We were there February 2017 and loved it. Me and my wife still talk about how we "walked" next to dinosaurs and king kong.

  • Tbh the ride wasn't worth that whole 225 minute wait I had to experience. The ride was not so bad as people make it seem. It's just not worth the wait.

  • Why can't universal do actual fucking thrilling rollercoasters that aren't just nothing but screens? I know orlando had one but the universal in hollywood is literally ONLY these types of screen rides. The only physical ride in universal hollywood is flight of the hippogriff in the harry potter area

    EDIT: Also the mummy returns, forgot to mention that one

  • For those complaining, if you actually WENT on the attraction, it seems all real thanks to 3d glasses.

  • I've been on the ride and honestly the 3D part isn't that bad. The worse part to me was going on the King Kong animatronic because you are just moving slowly for 30 seconds and it's really boring

  • I remember waiting in line for about 2 hours just to see screens
    Fuck this ride and fuck Universal for this bullshit, they could’ve done a roller coaster or some shit.

    This and the Harry Potter ride that’s not in islands is shit

  • If you have not been on this ride, do not bash it. I rode this the day before watching this video and this video gives it no justice at all. Everything about this ride, including the entrance and queues, are absolutely amazing. Yes, there are a lot of screens but when you are on the ride wearing the 3d goggles and getting breathed on and slobbered (sprayed with water) on by the dinosaurs and King Kong, it doesn't matter. Extremely exhilarating ride. Definitely in my top 3 at the park. Would highly recommend.

  • It was even worse for me as I waited almost 2 hours for this and only got 2 minutes of screens and a Kong head.

  • the 3d hurt my eyes pls put a disclaimer next time thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this comment and put this amazing P.O.V. up on the interweb
    :)))))) #trump2032

  • Being a scaredy cat 14 year old. I was scared during the queue when I went with my family. There's wasn't anyone in line bc it was starting to rain. But people were reaching out at us. And then my cousin decided to hide in a corner and scared the crap out of us. But the ride itself I enjoyed maybe it was the technology or something but I liked it

  • I agree the screens are overused at Universal but in their defence, animatronics have a short shelf life and rarely look amazing. The Jurassic Park Ride’s dinosaurs are terrible. Whereas a new Jurassic Park ride with screens could be good. Perhaps it will work better with screens when we can lose the 3D glasses

  • Looks fun, but never will be the same as the orginal King Kong Ride that truly made you feel that you were stuck in a tram over a city in panic.

  • As much as people hate these kinds of rides, I enjoy them very much. These are what separate Universal Studios and other theme parks, doing something most don't. It's not suppose to be all super thrilling rollercoaster like Rock n' Rollercoaster, and it's not suppose to be a little walk in the park like the much calmer ET ride. It's a place in the middle where 4D meets ride, moving the car in response to the dinosaur hitting it, spraying you with water in response to the bugs being shot, and making it feel like it's right in front of you. In my opinion, this was my favorite part of Universal Studios. That's all.

  • Ok the people what pop out of the holes are pretty scary also my dad put my cousin in the hole and the person popped out and frightened

  • The best part of the ride was the queue. I don't know if they do it anymore but when I went after after it opened the had people dressed up hiding in the caverns jumping out and scaring people

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