Presumably in anticipation for Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures’ upcoming film “Kong: The Skull Island,” Universal Orlando theme park is releasing exciting details about its next attraction dubbed as “Skull Island: Reign of Kong.”
According to Orlando Sentinel, the bits of information recently made available include a footage of the ride that features the gigantic character engaged in a battle with a dinosaur. The ride is said to be 13 feet tall, 40 feet long, and 70 tons apiece which can hold up to 72 passengers at a time.
There will also be five different guides for the themed vehicle. These include Becky Callahan, a loose-cannon cowgirl who is not fazed by dangers awaiting her on the place; Will Denham, the fresh-faced, adventure-seeking younger cousin of the famed movie director Carl Denham; Jinks Costanza, a hardened New York ex-con who is wary of the island’s mysteries; Kalana, a mystical descendant of the natives; and Charles “Doc” Jordan, a Ph.D student in paleontology who took a break from studies to explore the world.
When asked if the guides will be actual actors or on-screen characters, Universal reportedly shared that the driver will not steer the vehicle as it uses sophisticated positioning technology. It is advised that fans have to wait and see for more details.
“It will be one of the most immersive and realistic ride experiences on Earth,” Universal said of the all-terrain vehicle with a completely trackless system, scheduled to open sometime in summer.
When it comes to the film, “Kong: The Skull Island,” information regarding its production is being kept under wraps. However, some fans took it to Twitter to share photos of the production currently underway in Hawaii.
The photos revealed the set location adorned with teepees and red banners. A warning of no cameras allowed can also be seen.
Initial synopsis suggests that the narrative will be told in a new, distinct timeline. “‘Kong: Skull Island’ will fully immerse audiences in the mysterious and dangerous home of the king of the apes as a team of explorers ventures deep inside the treacherous, primordial island,” it reads.