Reign of Kong Update: Huge Entrance Arch Gets Painted

This will be without a doubt one of the most exciting years ever for the Universal Orlando Resort, especially since a brand-new dark ride is scheduled to open this summer at Islands of Adventure, and that's in addition to the refurbished Incredible Hulk Coaster, the new Sapphire Falls Resort (opening just behind the new King Kong-themed attraction) and the small Hello Kitty experience taking shape at Universal Studios. Today we will focus on the new Reign of Kong ride.

As you will see, while it may appear that very little progress was made in the past few days, there are plenty of new details to check out in the area. As always, we'll begin by taking a close look at the facade:

One of the large rock formations has been covered with a tarp:

The mountain range appears to be almost completely painted:

The covered queue is now receiving a lot of attention as you can see in the photos below:

The entrance arch is now completely painted. It definitely blends very well with the rest of the area:

The newer rockwork located next to the arch still needs to receive its first coat of paint:

The rest of the building rumored to be part of the indoor queue is also being painted:

Here you are some behind-the-wall photos of the area:

We truly cannot wait to enter this mysterious land. It is interesting that the Universal Orlando Resort has not officially announced the opening date for this new addition yet. We wonder why:

It's time to go to Camp Jurassic to get a bird's eye view of the area:

Here's again the massive facade and the new Sapphire Falls Resort peeking behind the trees:

Those who love rockwork will be very glad to explore this area:

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PHOTOS BY: Alex, Official Orlando Theme Park News Team Member and Photographer.

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