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Skull Island: Reign of Kong - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Islands of Adventure' started by Drew, May 6, 2015.

  1. hishedale

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    Finally got to ride this yesterday. The line was really well detailed, and the ride was a lot of fun. Definitely uses the technology way better than Fast and Furious. That Kong animatronic is just stunning.
     
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    The fact that its 60fps helps immensely.
     
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    Kong has gotten mixed reviews just saying not sure if you can also compare it to supercharged.
     
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    Kong is fine.

     
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    Ok my point though is this just my opinion Reign Of Kong Skull Island was basically a larger clone of Kong 3D 360 in Hollywood I’m not sure why anyone doesn’t agree with me on that. And here’s the ride rating if you buy it. It got a 2.5 rating not if it means anything to anybody else on this forum.

    Skull Island: Reign of Kong | Orlando Informer
     
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    That's just, one outlet though.

    If we really want to go and speak of Kong and it's ratings, GSAT's are what's more important than that of Google Reviews/Yelp/any internet review post site that you can find.
     
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    There's an IU thread with Reviews of Reign of Kong. You might want to check it out. It has more in depth reviews than you'll find on any other internet site. :thumbsup:
     
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    Kong is a top 5 ride on the property IMO.
     
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    Just because a ride shares a similar ride system with another, does NOT mean both are getting a overhaul due to one of them being abysmal.

    Kong is honestly a very nice attraction, from the ride to the queue, and of course the killer AA of the big guy himself, it's a wonderful total package.

    FatF is....none of that. There's a clear difference in quality and ratings between the two. If there's going to be a overhaul, it's going to FatF because even Uni clearly knows it's not doing well at all. Just because FatF is sucking bogwater, doesn't mean they're going to drag Kong down with the ship.
     
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    I've been to Universal multiple times since FatF opened and still haven't gone on it, nor do I ever want to.
     
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    I guess you don't have masochistic tendencies. :):lol:
     
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    What’s the top 5? (I’m not saying you’re wrong I’m just curious!)
     
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    I do hope they eventually remove the 3D glasses though make the screens 4K.
     
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    The screens already are 4k.
     
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    FJ, Spidey, Mummy, Kong, Gringotts.

    All other lists are invalid, so are other orders of this list :box:

    Gringotts will very likely drop for Hagrid.
     
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    Kong has grown on me, I still feel it needed one more scene with just AAs, but neither here nor there
     
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    What? Are you the same Universal executive who thought removing 3D from DM:MM was a good idea who logs in to run your terrible ideas by the forum? Removing 3D from Kong would be disastrous for the immersion of the ride. Honestly I don't even want to put this idea out there in the atmosphere right now particularly since Kong, in its current form, is a perfectly wonderful attraction. The ride system is spot-on for the experience and setting and the 3D animation looks beautiful.
     
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    Kong at least expanded on the Universal Hollywood experience, included an extremely impressive AA, and to Orlando audiences, the 360 tunnel was new. People who hate screen-based, 3D rides are never going to like it, but I don't ascribe to the belief that screens automatically result in a poor ride. It all depends on how those elements are utilized, and AAs can be utilized in a lazy way.

    And in F&F, the screens are lazy. It adds nothing to the Hollywood experience that was 3 years old at that point. The CGI looks bad. And any guest who had ridden Kong would notice the ride system is the same. There's no new twist, and the negative reaction shows that guests know it's a lazily-built attraction.

    It's especially galling that this was how they chose to represent an action-oriented franchise with so many possibilities inside a theme park. The movies are essentially thrill rides and you give people a lazy motion simulator on a party bus?
     
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