Another chapter has been written at Universal Orlando Resort with the opening of its newest mega attraction – “Skull Island: Reign of Kong.”
Skull Island: Reign of Kong brings the next generation of the King Kong legend to life on an unprecedented scale. The adventure begins as guests are transported deep into a mysterious world, where their mission is to discover creatures of unknown origin with the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading the excursion. After braving ancient temple ruins and encountering hostile natives, they board a 40-foot-long, 17-ton expedition vehicle to navigate the increasingly foreboding terrain.
The specially designed expedition vehicle, which operates on a completely trackless ride system, takes guests deeper into the ominous island, where they soon find themselves in the midst of a brutal struggle between beasts of unimaginable size and ferocity.
Then, as those creatures turn on the expedition, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence. It is Kong – in the flesh – towering nearly three storeys tall. But, is he friend or foe?
Universal Orlando’s fifth on-site hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, has also welcomed its first guests. The 1,000-room Caribbean-themed hideaway features the destination’s largest resort-style pool with a water slide, cabanas and a fire pit. The pool is surrounded by two sand beaches, a picturesque waterfall and a lush lagoon, which will take guests to Universal Orlando’s two theme parks and CityWalk via water taxi.