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Skull Island Reign of Kong

Skull Island Reign of Kong is a dark ride in Skull Island at Universal's Islands of Adventure. While it's not a "must do," it is also recommended.

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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.

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Very disappointing. Cool animatronic in the end, but not enough to make me love. You can easily see where the screen starts and ends.
This is quite an attraction considering its small footprint and accessibility to guests of virtually all ages. The videos are really well done and work perfectly with the motion of the truck. The storyline is a bit rushed, but perhaps is a bit more fleshed out in the standby queue (we only rode through the Universal Express queue). The payoff at the end is quite amazing, and I'm glad I knew to sit on the right side of the truck.

I wouldn't quite put this on par with Forbidden Journey or Spiderman, but this is a solid dark ride that is sure to have a long lifespan at IOA.

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