Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Return of Kong!

Rising from the ashes of the fire that destroyed King Kong's home at Universal Studios Hollywood, the giant ape will return to the park's famous Studio Tram Tour in the summer of 2010.

The park just made the announcement that they "will combine thrilling visceral effects with the world’s largest Surround Digital projection system to create a next-generation theme park experience." Guests will wear special 3-D glasses to view what sounds like a gigantic battle between Kong and a massive dinosaur, also including on board effects to complete the 4-D experience. The actual trams themselves will also see a slew of upgrades to help make the new experience possible.

In short, it sounds like no giant animatronic King Kong will resurface at the studios, but at least the attraction will exist at the park once again in some form. And hey, they can still pump in the banana smell if they want!