1. Welcome to the Inside Universal Forums! Make sure to sign up and join the community! It's fast, free, and easy! DO IT!

Skull Island: Reign of Kong - General Discussion

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

  1. Joel

    Joel Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2016
    Messages:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    4,584
    Location:
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Agreed except for FJ (personal reasons - my stomach can't take FJ). Replace with E.T.
     
    truejonas, tankart150 and Mike S like this.
  2. Mike S

    Mike S Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2015
    Messages:
    4,939
    Likes Received:
    6,716
    Location:
    Florida
    All other lists are invalid :tease:

    :lol:
     
  3. Imperius

    Imperius Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    3,335
    Likes Received:
    5,923
    Spidey, FJ, Kong, Gringotts, and MIB for me.
     
    tankart150 and Mike S like this.
  4. belloq87

    belloq87 Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2009
    Messages:
    3,377
    Likes Received:
    6,542
    Location:
    The middle ground between light and shadow...
    Baffled by all the love for Gringotts, but whatever!

    1. The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man
    2. Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey
    3. Revenge of the Mummy
    4. Skull Island: Reign of Kong
    5. Men in Black: Alien Attack
     
  5. Teebin

    Teebin Legendary Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2009
    Messages:
    19,443
    Likes Received:
    16,322
    Location:
    North of the Wall
    This thread has gone off the rails...
     
    tankart150 likes this.
  6. Brian G.

    Brian G. Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2008
    Messages:
    19,562
    Likes Received:
    25,159
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Agreed. Time to move on.
     
    tankart150 and Joe like this.
  7. snayberry

    snayberry Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2015
    Messages:
    1,432
    Likes Received:
    1,987
    Location:
    Miami
    Got to ride this a few more times during my trip two weekends ago. I love it a lot and I know F&F uses the same ride system. But Kong is way better, seeing that Kong animatronic never fails to amaze me.
     
    therock, tankart150, Coasted and 3 others like this.
  8. Coasted

    Coasted Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    528
    Nicely worded re Kong’s trackless no rail system :-)

    Please does anyone know if the scare actor(s) is/are careful not to scare children in the queue ie target adults only?

    I loved this ride, but hesitate to recommend to friends in case scare actors scare their children...
     
    HPFred, truejonas and therock like this.
  9. Imperius

    Imperius Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2015
    Messages:
    3,335
    Likes Received:
    5,923
    Don’t think they spare children but I could be wrong.
     
    HPFred, truejonas and Coasted like this.
  10. Joe

    Joe aka TestTrack321 Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2012
    Messages:
    10,844
    Likes Received:
    23,508
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    They will go after kids, but just have them walk on the left of the queue between an adult. FWIW last time I visited the scare actor was not there.
     
    truejonas and Coasted like this.
  11. Coasted

    Coasted Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2017
    Messages:
    456
    Likes Received:
    528
    Appreciated. Thank you.
     
  12. awhen

    awhen Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2013
    Messages:
    616
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    In my experience the scare actors are playful with children. It’s fun to watch.
     
    tankart150, JoeCamel and Coasted like this.
  13. Skold

    Skold Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    927
    I am actually going to ask a TM when we are there in two weeks because my 12-year-old hates this. We've seen the SA cross the queue after coming out a door on the left and going into the little "island" in the center that you walk around. He was wearing a huge black cape with hood and did not jump out that time. This was around 10:00 AM so maybe that's their starting time?

    Other times, I have my kid walk on the left and look to the left. It has worked every time except once when my wife looked to the right, saw the SA just standing there with his arms crossed, and screamed. Then the kid screams! It was pretty hilarious, but they are just not into that stuff (they don't do HHN, obviously).

    I need a way around this - we'll ask, and try the backstage tour as well.
     
    Coasted likes this.
  14. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16,833
    Likes Received:
    26,313
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    if you ever stay at the express hotels, the Express line for Kong bypasses the SA areas.
     
  15. Skold

    Skold Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    927
    We did that last year, but are staying at CBBR this year.
     
    Mad Dog likes this.
  16. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16,833
    Likes Received:
    26,313
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    We'll be at Royal Pacific (got a good price on a suite I booked early, then they just about doubled the price recently. I wouldn't have paid that price), and then we're moving over to CBBR for the last three nights. Looks like we're going to have pretty nice weather, according to Accu Weather. Last year we never saw the sun during the 10 days we were there at the end of May. That damn tropical storm hovered over the Caribbean the whole trip, then unleashed on us the morning we drove home. Northern Florida, Georgia and SC were a pain to drive through.
     
  17. SkiBum

    SkiBum Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2012
    Messages:
    1,168
    Likes Received:
    1,613
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Good show. Hope that continues. You'll be staying at a place that I have been thinking of scheduling recently. It looks like a beautiful resort. I'm sure that Kong will be there to save you from the bad dinosaurs.
     
    Mad Dog likes this.
  18. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2013
    Messages:
    16,833
    Likes Received:
    26,313
    Location:
    Pittsburgh area
    Thanks...I've been to both of them a couple of vacations. Every now & then we mix up the hotels, from our Portofino stand by, to keep the vacations fresh. I've been to all, except Hard Rock. Can't take that music 24/7 :lol:. RP has a nice south seas ambiance, plus Express Pass, and a really nice pool with good ambiance. Cabana Bay is fabulous for it's price range.
     
    therock likes this.
  19. Skold

    Skold Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2016
    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    927
    Yeah. it's looking good - I'm keeping a close eye on the weather, too. :)

    I hope we run into you guys! When you leaving for home? I'm a Spurs fan and am hoping to catch the European Cup at NBC Grill on June 1. :clap:

    I already called - only walk-ups that day. We saw MU win the FA Cup there a few years ago - it was crowded but we still got a seat during the second half (I don't particularly care to watch them so we weren't even paying attention that the game was that day). We should be able to get a good booth this year! :dance:

    :topic:
     
    soilsigh and Coasted like this.
  20. truejonas

    truejonas V.I.P.

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2018
    Messages:
    799
    Likes Received:
    1,477
    Location:
    Nashville
    Same for me. It was around 8:30AM though, so I probably just missed their start time.

    For what it's worth, I brought a newbie to Universal and she wanted to go on Kong again. Not enough to wait 80 minutes in the afternoon, but she definitely liked it.
     
    tielo and Coasted like this.

Share This Page