Skull Island: Reign of Kong – Islands of Adventure attraction

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Written By Carlos Braga

Skull Island: Reign of Kong is another one of Orlando's incredible dark rides. His inspiration came from the film of the same name.

The attraction opened in 2016 and is very popular with tourists. It is located in the area dedicated to King Kong, in the Islands of Adventure, which is close to the Jurassic Park.

Skull Island: Reign of Kong takes you to Skull Island, a place visited by the protagonists of the gorilla story.

Features of Skull Island: Reign of Kong

The attraction's setting is a cave. In it, you can find several skulls and even zombies.

Pay close attention to this last spoiler, as it will surprise you along the way!

The film

According to the story of the movie "King Kong", Jack is a cameraman and Ann is an actress. Both travel to Skull Island, where Kong, a large gorilla, lives. In turn, he is acclaimed by the natives there.

Then Ann is offered as a sacrifice to Kong. However, the gorilla falls in love with her and the adventure begins.

The Ride

According to the plot of the film, the attraction shows what the protagonists went through.

Therefore, there are fights against dinosaurs and other species of exotic animals. Besides, of course, the fight with King Kong.

In other words, the attraction has screens on both sides of the cart.

In addition, sensations such as heat, splashes and wind are also felt. Therefore, the dark ride has a 4D simulator.

How is the Skull Island: Reign of Kong queue?

The Skull Island: Reign of Kong queue is one of the most different ? and even the scariest? from Orlando. According to the translation of the name, you can already imagine some skulls along the way.

However, it doesn't stop there! Remember the zombies? There are also some of them in the queue, which are ?hidden? on the walls.

When you pass by there, you are very likely to be scared. You will also hear several screams during the queue, which are other people getting scared!

Regarding the queue time, you are likely to wait around 40 minutes to enjoy the attraction. This is a relatively high time.

On the other hand, you can make use of two time optimizers. They are very important, especially in high season.

Universal Express

In the same way that the FasPass +, from Disney, you can skip the line with the Universal Express. To do this, enter a special queue and reduce your waiting time!

Oh, stay calm! Because, unlike what happens at Disney, you don't need to schedule to use the Universal benefit. Just join the queue, which will be indicated by the benefit symbol.

Single rider

Another way to optimize time is the single rider. In other words, there will be a second special queue so you can separate yourself from your group;

That is, you will occupy a place that is left in the cart.

How is the Skull Island: Reign of Kong course?

Right after going through the queue, you will enter a cart. In fact, it is a truck, which resembles a safari vehicle.

For 6 minutes, you will live an adventure on Skull Island. So, look around and notice that the characters face species of dinosaurs.

Then, the famous King Kong appears for the adrenaline to be even greater. After a lot of struggle, your group manages to save itself.

Some technical information about Skull Island: Reign of Kong

  • Attraction opening: July 2016;
  • Capacity of people: 72 people per cart;
  • Duration of the attraction: about 6 minutes;
  • Minimum height to enjoy the attraction: 1.20 meters.
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About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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