The buzz behind Skull Island: Reign of Kong has been growing rapidly thanks to dedication from Universal and Kong fans and viral marketing from Myth Explorer: The Quest for Kong – an online mini-series discovering the truth behind Skull Island, which just released its first episode (watch it at the bottom of the page). Universal has now taken up the marketing a notch by revealing a first look at the new multi-dimensional attraction coming to Islands of Adventure this summer.
Universal describes the attraction as a 3D experience utilizing the most innovative technology making Skull Island: Reign of Kong one of their longest and most massive adventures yet. Here is a description of their storyline:
The adventure begins as you set out to explore an island rife with prehistoric creatures of unknown origin — and the legend of a beast still undiscovered. You find yourself at a campsite of the 8th Wonder Expedition Company, the research team leading your adventure.
Once beyond camp, the menacing terrain shows signs of a native presence; beating drums draw you toward an ancient temple. Moving deeper into the ruins reveals a lost shrine — and proof you are not alone. You ignore warnings to turn back.
You board a specially designed expedition vehicle that will take you deeper into the island. Mysterious sounds pierce the air and you hear chanting. And then you confront an enormous temple wall, complete with carvings and images that seem to pay homage to something you cannot quite comprehend. The temple’s massive wooden doors slowly open, revealing a labyrinth of caves.
Inside the caves, you meet your expedition leader — and suddenly find yourself in the midst of a raging struggle between creatures of incomprehensible size and ferocity. Then, as those creatures turn on you, there is an even more enormous, earth-pounding presence — bigger, closer and more overwhelming than you can possibly imagine. It is Kong. But is he friend or foe?
No exact opening date has been set yet, but look for Skull Island: Reign of Kong to open this summer along with the newest Loews Hotel, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.