Skull Island Reign of Kong
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King Kong returned to the Universal Orlando Resort in June 2016 with a ride blending the 3D, 360-degree imagery of Universal Studios Hollywood's Studio Tour Kong encounter with the immense animatronic of Universal's previous "Kongfrontation" attractions.
I have heard some put this attraction down stating it is a clone of the Hollywood experience...well, I have never been to Hollywood, and having experienced this today, I thought it was fantastic. The queue is an attraction itself, with some impressive animitronics and a very creepy, ominous feel. The attraction itself is great fun and the Kong animitronic is awesome. Overall, an excellent new attraction.
The queue and fortress around the ride are pretty incredibly designed. But the ride itself feels lackluster. It ends very abruptly after just a little bit of bumping around. You get crammed in a giant cart with 72 other people. It can be hard to see if you're in the center. You can't use a fast pass on it, and it's not worth waiting an hour to ride. It's a ride it once and you're done type of ride.
More and more Universal is starting to tell the story in the queue. That sucks when you are in a wheelchair because most of the time you pass the queue. That said, if you would do the queue you are pulled more and more into the story of the island and it's inhabitants. The queue even has life "scare actors" but they hardly scare you. Them being there though makes the feeling something is wrong bigger. The AA's are top notch and being in the queue it give you time to appreciate them.
Great queue, impressive AAs and the 360 scene is great. Too short though, and too much reliance on screens.