Kong roars back to Universal Hollywood in 4D experience
Written by J. Dana
Okay, we all knew this was happening, but Universal Studios has officially announced the details about its King Kong experience at its Hollywood, CA, theme park -- which is scheduled to open in summer 2010. As we've all heard, the Studio Tour is getting a major re-do, with huge flatscreens and -- for the King Kong section -- 3D glasses for what Universal describes as "a 4D" attraction.Tweet
Sounds pretty awesome: they're using a combination of robotics and extensive 3D projections to put guests in the middle of the cave of giant bats, then we rumble and rattle as Kong fights a dinosaur (or two) all around us. It's all based on Peter Jackson's 2005 version, which raked in over $700 million for Universal (counting DVD sales). It's the 4th highest gross of any Universal film.
This all came about because of the fire that destroyed much of the backlot. Universal is putting that insurance money to good use. For more info, click below (deadline hollywood by Nikki Finke is the better story):
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