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Big Change for a Universal Thrill Ride

Big Change for a Universal Thrill Ride

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Changes occur all the time in theme parks. It is what keeps fresh and exciting for guests. However, some changes occur that guests may not be too happy about. One thrill ride at Universal just underwent a big change. Do you like this change or wish it stayed the same?

Skull Island: Reign of Kong

Credit: Kate

Located in Islands of Adventure at Universal Studios Orlando, Reign of Kong is a thrilling simulator ride. The dark, trackless ride is a thrilling experience for guests that are least 36 inches tall. Universal Studios describes the ride as:

Brave the dangers of a mysterious island where few have dared to venture. On your treacherous jungle expedition, prehistoric predators and vile creatures attack from all sides. Just as all seems lost, the most colossal ape ever to walk the Earth—King Kong—hurls himself between you and certain doom. Is he your hero or the ultimate foe?

One big change just occurred for this ride. Here is what you need to know.


Credit: Universal

Previously, this ride was a 3-D ride, meaning you wore 3-D glasses during your time experiencing it.

Now, Universal has removed the 3-D portion of the ride. The screen portions of the ride no longer require 3-D glasses.

However, reports state that this is only a temporary change as Universal is testing to see how it goes. It it reportedly scheduled to go back to using 3-D technology on/around March 9.

What does this mean for you?

Credit: Universal

Universal may be testing to see whether or not 3-D experiences are worth it. The park has been undergoing many budget cuts, including closing areas of the park until later in the day. You can read about that HERE.

Universal may be cutting back on operating costs by removing the 3-D technology from attractions.

Several other rides at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure require 3-D glasses. We will keep you updated if Universal decides to change that.

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