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Universal has finally confirmed plans for Skull Island: Reign of Kong, the long-rumoured return of King Kong to a Universal theme park.

In August 2014, AM2 exclusively revealed plans for the Kong attraction, which marks the oversized ape’s return to Universal for the first time since 2002, when Kongfrontation was replaced with Revenge of the Mummy.

In February, Comcast – the parent company of Universal – said during an earnings call that Kong would be making a return, though did not provide details.

Now confirmed for Q3 2016 at Universal's Islands of Adventure, the new Kong attraction will use immersive storytelling to transport guests into a world where they will discover creatures of unknown origin. The ride takes guests through an ancient temple populated with hostile natives, a jungle filled with prehistoric creatures and a maze of underworld caves topped off with a face-to-face encounter with Kong himself.

Universal’s creative team behind the project is working closely with director Peter Jackson, who directed the 2005 version of the movie. AM2 understands that the ride will tell its immersive story using high resolution projections and 3D simulation.

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Universal has finally confirmed plans for Skull Island: Reign of Kong, the long-rumoured return of King Kong to a Universal theme park.
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