King Kong Land Update: Enclosing the Building

Work on the new (and still rumored) King Kong themed land continues at Islands of Adventure at an incredibly fast pace. Construction on the attraction's main building went vertical just a few weeks ago, but they are already in the process of enclosing the building. Of course, we still expect the attraction to open in 2016, as the ride system and theming elements still have to be installed; that said, Universal never ceases to amaze us. Let's take a look around:

The crane currently being used as part of this project can be seen from across the park:

Let's take a look at the construction zone from Camp Jurassic:

Notice how the building is quickly being enclosed, as we mentioned at the beginning of this post:

Footers for the facade? Probably:

This could either be the main entrance for Guest use or for the ride vehicles to enter the building:

The rest of the area:

The building and crane tower over the Thunder Falls Terrace restaurant:

Getting closer:

A few more behind-the-wall photos, taken (as always) from Guest areas:

More footers:

Plenty of material has been delivered:

The facade is definitely going to be massive:

Leaving Jurassic Park:

The view from the entrance of Toon Lagoon:

Finally, here you are some photos of the King Kong land taken from the new Cabana Bay bridge:

And that is all for now. Make sure to check back here on Orlando Theme Park News in the future for more news and updates. As always, thank you for your support, and we hope to see you again soon!


  1. I can't wait for this new ride as Universal never fails to wow us. I love Kong and am truly looking forward to the giant animatronics I've heard about. I love the constant updates keep up the good work!!!

  2. Should never have got of the original one, what did they put in it's place The Mummy about time they did something with this ride and Disaster which the ride is..

  3. @Stephen: Not sure I'm following you exactly, but are you saying that the original Kongfrontation is better than The Mummy?

    I think it would be very dated in this day and age, as is Twister and Disaster, etc... Time for refreshed all around in my opinion, but you're certainly welcome to your opinion as well! :)

  4. Going by the made progress, does it look like it could be done by next summer?

  5. I agree that Disaster and Twister are both dated. I hope if they get rid of either of those two that they replace one of them with a new "disaster themed" attraction. Would be cool to see an attraction based around 2012 even though that film came out back in 2009.

  6. Universal has really stepped up their game I love it! This would be awesome if it was like DINOSAUR at AK only King Kong Themed! Just please no more digital screens universal!

  7. Totally agree! Universal needs to take it easy on the amount of "screen" rides they have. Spiderman is awesome but come on transformers, harry potter, both of them! Like change it up man


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