Reign of Kong Update: A Peek at the Lighting Package

Yesterday evening, the online theme park fan community was incredibly excited to see some photos of the great lighting package that will enhance even further the mysterious tone of the new Reign of Kong area at Islands of Adventure.
While the facade of this new attraction is already very impressive during the day, the subdued lighting and the dark skies (with a beautiful full moon, too!) certainly make this entire area even more intriguing. Let's now explore it together...

We will begin by taking a look around the area during the day to see more details:

The themed backdrop looks great surrounded by all the new plants and trees:

A cherry picker was being used in the area yesterday afternoon (you will see later why):

The large King Kong arch now has a "moldy" appearance:

The final result is truly great:

Let's take a look behind the walls:

The outdoor kiosk is taking shape:

The main attraction sign:

A few more photos of the rest of the area:

Let's now take a look at the area from above:

A few hours later, this happened:

Some of the lights on the facade were turned on:

The eyes and mouths embedded into the facades looked even more menacing:

A view of the area from the ground:

The cherry picker mentioned at the beginning was being used to illuminate the area:

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


  1. Wonderful Pictures! I always go to your site for the best updates:)

  2. Does anyone know a date of when the ride will be open? I'm going at the end of May and would love to go on it is it looks great

  3. Hopefully it'll be open by late May. We only know "Summer", but I've heard people hint it'll be done early summer/late spring.

    Judging by the lighting, this looks like it'll be more fun to ride at night.

  4. A friend of mine works in the Universal business office, not in the parks. He has heard that it may now be pushed back to mid-summer. I guess when we start to see the ride vehicles cycling is when we should get excited.

  5. Wonderful photos! Especially with the lighting! I took a video last weekend from the park trail of the construction in progress. It can be seen here:

  6. That kiosk looks like it might be for lockers.

  7. Really hope it will be open. We're going in late August. If anyone knows if it will be open by then please tell me. :)

  8. That mountain range is beyond surreal. Another giant leap in Imagineering technology. Want for Star Wars Land.


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