Universal Orlando King Kong construction update
Written by Robert Niles
Last week, we had the opportunity to preview new attractions in Universal Orlando's near future. But we took a few moments to look at attractions coming in the resort's more distant future, as well.Tweet
Construction is well underway for the new King Kong attraction at Universal's Islands of Adventure theme park. Here is the Kong construction site, located between Toon Lagoon and Jurassic Park. That's Hogwarts Castle in the far background, and the elevated tracks at the treeline are for the Pteranodon Flyers ride in Jurassic Park.
Right now, Universal's contractors are clearing the site. We're still a bit away from any vertical construction.
But we know from Universal's various building and site permit applications what the footprint of this new project will be.
At his "State of the Universe" speech during the Diagon Alley media event last week, Universal Orlando President Bill Davis promised "new announcements" in the months to come about future developments at the resort. Perhaps one of those announcements will be an official confirmation of Kong, or perhaps more information about the fifth on-site hotel Universal is developing. Or both. Until then, "Kongstruction" continues.
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