I don’t mean to sound harsh but in all seriousness Universals recently newly built Skull Island Reign Of Kong that debuted in 2016 has been a complete flop to me at least. We all know that 3D screens and 3D glasses are becoming really played out in attractions and still went too far again with Fast and the Furious Supercharged. While obviously this trend of technology will not stop coming Universal Orlando’s fourth gate when it opens in the early 2020’s. I somehow believe Universal was better than this I am not being harsh I am just telling the truth from
My point of view. Skull Island Reign of Kong had a lot of hype before this attraction was even built. People though it would succeed Kongfrontation. Some people think so. But it hasn’t to me not by a long shot. This ride would’ve been better off being a 3D or 4D Motion theater show but instead they make it a attraction. Kong Skull Island is just one attraction and it happens to also be a themed land with one attraction. Something I don’t really understand either. Normally a themed land would have a few attractions 3 being the most. People miss the old physical sets and practical effects Universal always and still does to this day always succeeds at. Their is no room for expanding Skull Island because of its poor location. It’s sits right next to Jurassic Park which could be transformed into Jurassic World if it isn’t brought over to the Fourth Gate. What I Am saying is don’t we all want to ride the movies instead of watch the movies? I am not sure if Mike West was being very creative when he was a part of creating Skull Island Reign Of Kong. I think Skull Island deserves to be more than just one attraction it could’ve add a few shops, a dessert place and even a restaurant. That’s what makes up a very good themed land. This is just my opinion but their could’ve been a whole lot of other potential at a fourth gate with King Kong but Universal decided not to go along with this. Kongfrontation is just as missed as Back to the Future was when it left us. Heck BTTF even passes Skull Island Reign Of Kong. Not to be harsh on the attraction but what I loved about Kongfrontation and Jaws they had these real effects like on jaws where a fire broke out and you can feel the heat from it when you were on the skippers boat. Just certain things that are dearly missed and we will never see again at Universal. I just think if they ended up doing Kong at a fourth gate then they could’ve made a Monsters land with Godzilla, Mothra, King Ghodirah, Rodan, etc. but people keep saying SI Reign Of Kong was based from the 2017 film it clearly wasn’t. If you look at the visuals it’s clearly from Peter Jackson’s Kong from 05’. Just think an all immersive Monsterland would’ve been awesome at a fourth gate with real physical sets and real effects. We all know Universal can still please guests but this isn’t the way anymore sorry. BTW Universal doesn’t have the rights to for WB and Legendary MonsterVerse to come to Universal Orlando but it would become a great fit. Godzilla King Of the Monsters is coming to theaters this summer and Kong v Godzilla is coming to theaters in 2020. Just think if there’s more after that why not have any theme park attractions from these films if they are very successfull at the box office.
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