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Skull Island: Reign of Kong from construction to opening

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando' started by Mike S, Oct 4, 2014.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member

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    Pictures say 1,000 words. Credit goes to darkridelover on Orlando United.
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  2. cheezbat

    cheezbat Well-Known Member

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    This made my day! Can't wait to see how long this project will actually take.
     
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  3. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    It really is exciting. Back to back E Tickets with only a 1 year wait. I can't wait for the release of concept art and an official announcement, also to see what the AA's will be like :)
     
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    Soarin' Over Pgh Well-Known Member

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    Wow, very exciting!

    Where in the park is this going to be?
     
  5. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    Next to Jarassic Park and Toon Lagoon.
     
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    MerlinTheGoat Well-Known Member

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    Are there going to be any AA's? The ride part of Gringotts didn't have any (queue and surrounding area has some nice ones but I like when the ride itself has a lot).
     
  7. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    All the Universal insiders have been saying the ride itself will have AA's and I trust them.
     
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  8. MerlinTheGoat

    MerlinTheGoat Well-Known Member

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    Gringotts and Forbidden Journey were going to have more AA's early on in their design process I believe. You'll have to ask whylightbulb and others who know better, but it has stated there's more emphasis on video screens in current and future rides than in the past. I really don't know if plans have changed regarding Kong.
     
  9. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I hope they haven't changed. I want a huge AA of the big guy at least somewhere in the ride.
     
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    I loved Kong 360, so I'm really looking forward to this attraction.
     
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    I'm REALLY looking forward to this! Kong's gonna eat the Yeti's lunch I bet!
     
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    BigTxEars Well-Known Member

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    It would flat our suck without a huge AA of KK. No amount of tech is going to replace that.
     
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    From what I've heard, this one is going to have a few...as well as screens.
    (Still hoping we get a big Kong AA too)
     
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  14. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    If there are AA's at all I think one of Kong would be a given. Honestly I'm expecting it to be like Forbidden Journey as far as mixing screens with AA's and physical sets but the screens are 3D.
     
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    BigTxEars Well-Known Member

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    I would prefer a Jurassic Park like ride, big AA at the end (but much bigger than at JP) and a thrill drop type ending :)
     
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  16. Mike S

    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    I remember reading that this ride won't have a height requirement (can anyone back this up? @HTF?) so I'm not expecting any thrills other than the scenery and action around you. My comparison to FJ was only for the mixed use of AA's and screens, not the ride system.
     
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    Oh I know, just giving my wish list. I think KK fits in a boat down a mysterious river type ride perfectly. I would rather see him there than in a urban setting for example. I would hate to see they do a remake of Transformers with KK installed. I just think "size" when I think KK and I want it in perspective to something real for comparison. Looking up from a boat at a giant KK in a jungle setting would be awesome....with drum beating....some smoke/mist on the water.....oh yeah :)
     
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    Mike S Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    So you want something like this then? The art isn't official.
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    Oh H E double hockey sticks I do! :)

    That would be beyond incredible...
     
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    WoW!!!! Do you think they'll be putting up larger walls soon? I can't imaging they'll want guests to be able to see so much:confused:
     

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