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Skull Island: Reign of Kong - General Discussion

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

  1. shiekra38

    shiekra38 Veteran Member

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    This ride is consistently an hour plus wait time during most days

    Have they been running under capacity?
     
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    My little brother went to UO and I asked him what his favorite ride was, and to my surprise he said Kong. The GP love him man.
     
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    I love this. It creates a real layer of depth within the park.
     
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    Haven't read anything on this ride since it opened, can anyone give me a rundown on whether the ride experience is still like it was at opening? All effects still working, outdoor bypass still operational, scare actors still in queue?
     
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    Basically, all's still the same. Usually just one scare actor. But no other changes that I've noticed, and I ride it a lot.
     
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    Is it possible to get a different narrator?
     
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    are you referring to drivers? They use all the drivers now. I believe there's 5 different ones.
     
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    Ok thanks :)
     
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    I got my first different driver last time - we sat right behind "Becky" and had much fun at her expense.
     
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    We went on the backstage tour a couple of weeks ago, and he told us that you can request which driver you want. I think the only one we haven't had is Jinx, because that RV was out for maintenance.
     
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    Jinx is the best one!
     
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    Interesting to note that the GP loves Kong yet Fast and Furious is a ride with the exact ride system but universally despised by everyone.
     
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    Because the system fits Kong. Not so much F&F.
     
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    Kong added a cool queue, addition to the story, and a post-animatronic. Thats in addition to better projection and animation. F&F is simply the hollywood tram show, with nothing added. Oh, and Kong has something F&F lacks --- an ending!
     
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    Kong oozes quality from queue to exit. Fast and Furious oozes ... something else.
     
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    Fair points, Kong feels like a jungle expedition while "Part Bus" isn't even a bus.
     
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    Kong has story, sets, AAs, an outdoor section and a phenominal queue...The totality of the expereience makes is much more succesful as a ride

    F&F is a lift and extract from the tram tour
     
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    Have we had a conversation about how amazing the musical score is for this attraction? It is truly an epic original attraction score. The motifs are strong and memorable, I'm surprised more people don't talk about it!

     
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    It's great honestly, I often find myself humming it
     
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    It's a great attraction score.

    That "Exit" cue really sends you off the ride on a high note.
     
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