Universal Studios Hollywood gears up for the return of King Kong
Last night during the Oscars telecast, I saw the first promo commercials for the return of King Kong to the Studio Tour
at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Take a look, if you missed it:
The previous Kong attraction was destroyed during the backlot fire at Universal in 2008. Here's what Universal says about the new version, which will open in "late June/early July" according to the latest estimate from the park:
Guests will don special glasses as they enter a darkened soundstage aboard the Studio Tour trams and will be transported - via the magic of Surround Digital 3D projection - deep into the dark heart of the world of Skull Island. They’ll survive a close encounter with a swarm of monstrous bats, only to be confronted by the terrifying presence of Kong himself. Suddenly, an enormous, ravenous 35-foot tall dinosaur will challenge Kong and guests will feel their trams jolt, roll and shudder as they find themselves caught in the middle of a ferocious showdown between the great ape and the giant lizard.
1 How will they pass out glasses on a tram tour
I would imagine that glasses would be passed out at the beginning of the ride, maybe with a pocket to keep them in on the tram.
"We're not sure what has caused this mass destruction at Universal Studios?"
Why all this negativity ?
Always found 3D to be fun, doesn't work for me, but it is still fun. I like watching everyone duck. It will be interesting to see if they can combine the tram with 3D. A lot different than Catastrophe Canyon in Hollywood studios.
I'm a little bummed out about the 3D. My eyes stopped adjusting to the "in your face" aspects of 3D about five years ago, so anything from Honey I Shrunk the Audience/ Captain EO/ A Bug's Life that's totally in your face doesn't work right for me.
Well, it's much better than that crappy Jungle Cruise talking characters ad for Disney.
Maybe that's some of the new technology that'll be employed in Universal's "ground breaking" Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey" this spring at Universal's Islands of Adventure...
When the commercial first came on, my son Brian was watching as I was walking into the room. He asked "what is
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