That new Kong movie will come with a new theme park attraction

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May 6, 2015, 7:28 PM EDT (Updated)

Last summer at Comic-Con, we learned that Universal Pictures will continue its monster franchise (in part) with Kong: Skull Island, an epic new film starring Tom Hiddleston and J.K. Simmons that will be a kind of origin tale for one of our greatest movie creatures. We still have quite a wait ahead of us for Skull Island, as it's not due until March 10, 2017, but we won't have to go that long to see the rebirth of Kong, because it turns out Universal Studios is already crafting something exciting for its theme parks. 

Today, Universal Orlando Resort announced Skull Island: Reign of Kong, a new attraction at Universal Orlando that will allow guests to experience Kong's world on Skull Island, with the consultation of King Kong director Peter Jackson. The final attraction will reportedly allow guests to travel (via vehicle) through Skull Island's huge temple gates and discover previously unknown creatures, including Kong himself. 

"King Kong is a Hollywood movie legend and a huge part of both our history and our future," Universal Creative Executive Producer Mike West said. "He gives us the opportunity to tap into everything that makes our film history so special and everything that makes our theme park attractions so spectacular. We can't wait to bring him to life in such an epic way."

In addition to the simple announcement of the attraction, Universal also provided a video that features more information from West, along with concept art and some CG looks at Kong battling dinosaurs on the titular island. The attraction will be available sometime in summer 2016, so visitors will have several months to enjoy it before Kong: Skull Island hits theaters. Check out the video below:

(Via Latino Review)