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Skull Island: Reign of Kong - General Discussion

Tobias

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Feb 25, 2014
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Wait...that one article says no animatronics...?
Here's the quote in full, though I bolded a particular section.

"Technology comes into play with 3D imagery, but West said the animatronics and advanced puppetry used in the theme park's Halloween haunted houses are not part of this attraction."

In a way, that article is probably true. Kong will not use animatronics/puppetry that is used in Halloween Horror Nights. The AA's Kong will use are quite different, and a whole lot bigger.
 

Cole

Veteran Member
Apr 6, 2014
4,224
Rushmore Academy
Guys listen to what teebin is saying he knows what he's talking about. I can't wait for this anymore, I'm going opening day for sure
 

Ryan

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May 23, 2013
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At this point, I think Mike West is just intentionally screwing with us.
 

LieutLaww

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May 3, 2015
1,253
UK
I doubt I will manage to be able to go to the opening, but I do intend to be there for Sept next year !
 

IAmFloridaBorn

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Nov 15, 2012
2,755
Orlando, Florida
Longest ride in the park? What is currently the longest ride? MIB? Gringotts? HE? FJ? JPRA? I know Disaster is the longest attraction time wise but the ride portion is rather short.
 

Ryan

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Moderator
May 23, 2013
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Yes, that is what I am referring to. That only says crew members with no mention of live.

Would you expect them to promote this by saying "and a fake ape and fake creatures and fake everything!"
When I worked for Universal, we were also called crew members (Transformers), so it is an odd, possibly misleading quote.
 

Teebin

Legendary Member
Oct 12, 2009
20,733
North of the Wall
Once again, Universal blew a big gag in that article regarding the queue. I cannot believe they did that and yet none of you are commenting on it.
 

NashvilleTrio

Newcomer
Jul 9, 2009
87
Orlando, FL
Just because we see a live crew member in the cab at the loading platform doesn't mean that the crew member is driving. Heck, it doesn't even mean they're in the cab when we leave the loading platform.

If there is an abduction from the cab, you could have the abduction be a illusion/film segment and then see the crew member that was "driving" as a live actor in a later scene.
 

Cole

Veteran Member
Apr 6, 2014
4,224
Rushmore Academy
Natives in the queue, could they possibly be AAs in the outdoor portion too? Apparently Doc from face off worked on this ride, maybe he sculpted the disgusting faces on those natives. Too perfect
 

Mad Dog

Premium Member
Jan 30, 2013
19,335
Pittsburgh area
Longest ride in the park? What is currently the longest ride? MIB? Gringotts? HE? FJ? JPRA? I know Disaster is the longest attraction time wise but the ride portion is rather short.
Pure rides. Times from Seth's book, Universal Orlando (plug here for you Seth)...FJ apx. 4 minutes, JP River 5 minutes, Dudley 6 minutes, Popeye 5 minutes, Spiderman 4-5 minutes, MIB 4 minutes, Simpsons 4-5 minutes, Mummy 4 minutes, ET 5 minutes...Last summer Seth timed Gringott's at apx. 4 minutes....So it looks like Dudley's 6 minutes is the longest pure ride, not counting the shows & show/ride combos.
 
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grizzlybarely

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Sep 20, 2009
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Isla Nublar
Yes, that is what I am referring to. That only says crew members with no mention of live.

Would you expect them to promote this by saying "and a fake ape and fake creatures and fake everything!"
Of...course not? But assume for a moment the ride will use live crew members. It would be completely redundant to say "live crew members" in the article.
 

Teebin

Legendary Member
Oct 12, 2009
20,733
North of the Wall
I love this absolute contradiction from West:

But not so thrilling that it will traumatize young children, he said. “It was conceived for the whole family. Kids will be in awe.” Minimum height will be 34 inches, which will allow many 2- and 3-year-olds to ride.
Um, this ride is designed to unnerve adults but not 2 and 3 year olds??? Kinda like Jaws and Terminator???