With construction on the newly expanded Wizarding World of Harry Potter wrapping up, what is next for Universal Orlando after PotterWatch? Though officially unannounced, insider information and permit filings for “Project 340” provide evidence that an impressive new E-ticket adventure is being installed in Islands of Adventure. The new attraction is expected to be based on King Kong, utilizing technology from the popular King Kong 360-3D attraction found at Universal Studios Hollywood, along with new indoor and outdoor dark ride elements, to reincarnate a beloved icon from Universal Studios Florida‘s earliest days. So consider this the first installment of Kongstruction, our ongoing series tracking the progress on this ambitious new project.
Obviously, Universal has made no official statements about this project, which is rumored to debut in 2015. But the massive earthmoving project currently going on behind Thunder Falls Terrace in Islands of Adventure is already obvious. Please note that all photos were takes from guest-accessible areas, and did not involve tresspassing into restricted areas.
Entire area behind the T-Rex photo op has been defoliated, with a new green construction fence added where thick bamboo once stood.
Return soon for more updates as Skull Island starts to take shape at Universal Orlando!