by: Dallas Thompson
After promising something big on social media last night, Universal Orlando revealed new details about Skull Island: Reign of Kong. While many were hoping it would be a reveal of the opening date, which should happen fairly soon, it was not. Similar to last week's Hulk reveal, they revealed new details through a video.
The big reveal in this video is the giant animatronic Kong that will be featured in the attraction. In Universal Orlando's official blogpost, Mike West, a Creative Executive with Universal Creative, describes it as "As you near the finale of your heart-pounding expedition, you’ll be so close to the legendary beast that you can feel his breath sweep across your skin and his thunderous roar reverberate through every bone in your body. You’re in his territory now."
According to an infographic, the Kong animatronic will be three stories tall, it's head will be larger than an automobile, it will move very fluidly and human like, and it has scars. From the sounds of it, not only will it be a gigantic animatronic, but perhaps one of the most advanced animatronics to date. Hopefully Universal has taken some cues from Disney Imagineering when it comes to animatronics, and this could easily be a highlight of the experience.
I'm looking forward to seeing the animatronic Kong and experiencing his reign. However, we are still not sure as to when it will be open. Whenever it does open, you can be sure we will have coverage and we are looking forward to experiencing it ourselves during this summer!