• Monday, October 26, 2020
The Return of King Kong to Universal Orlando Resort

The Return of King Kong to Universal Orlando Resort

Rumors have been surfacing about the return of King Kong to Universal Orlando Resort®, and on February 24th, Comcast Corp. executives finally confirmed what many have been hoping to be true – King Kong is coming back. Chief Financial Officer Michael Angelakis said “We continue to invest in attractions including Harry Potter and the Fast and Furious attractions in Hollywood, and a King Kong attraction in Orlando. … We are transforming our parks into must-see destinations and are very enthusiastic about their potential.”

Universal Orlando Resort® reported a 17.3 percent increase in revenue from 2013 to 2014, with fourth quarter business up nearly 30 percent from $566 million in 2013 to $735 million last year, and with the Harry Potter attractions drawing huge crowds, Universal Orlando Resort® wants to continue to invest in park attractions.

The former ride, Kongfrontation, closed in 2002 and was replaced by Revenge of the Mummy, and many fans have been adamant about a King Kong return to the park. Construction work next to the Jurassic Park ride at Universal Orlando Resort®, has many fans speculating that it could be the King Kong attraction, though no reports have surfaced that indicate the attraction will open this year.

With a King Kong movie in pre-production and scheduled for a 2017 release, an attraction to complement the film may not be too far off.

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