Universal Orlando releases first glimpse of animatronic Kong

click to enlarge Kong in animatronic form - Photo via Universal Orlando
Photo via Universal Orlando
Kong in animatronic form
This morning Universal Orlando revealed a first glimpse of the giant animatronic Kong featured in the 3D ride Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

According to Universal, Kong is approximately three stories tall with a head larger than an automobile. Guests will come so close to the iconic ape that they "will feel his breathe sweep across their skin and his thunderous roar reverberate through every bone in their body."  
Universal Orlando releases first glimpse of animatronic Kong
Photo via Universal Orlando
Universal Orlando included a behind-the-scenes video, showing the life-or-death brawl between Kong and two massive Vastatosaurus Rex as seen in the 2005 film King Kong.

The video also gave a peek at the overgrown wildlife that populate Skull Island, from a pack of smaller dinosaurs to dangerous spiders.

Universal Orlando has already shown designs of the various creatures that inhabit Kong's homeland. 

 "We have massive sets, massive ride vehicles, massive characters and creatures, and a massive story," Universal Creative Mike West says in the video.

While no specific release date has been announced, you can expect Skull Island: Reign of Kong to arrive in Summer 2016.
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