King Kong 360 3-DEdit

King Kong: 360 3-D

Park section

Upper Lot


Universal Studios Hollywood


King Kong Encounter




King Kong

Opening date

July 1, 2010

King Kong 360 3-D is a ride included in the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood and opened July 1, 2010, replacing the King Kong Encounter in 2008.

Ride SummaryEdit

After a video introduction by Peter Jackson, Studio Tour guests don 3-D glasses as the tram enters a sound stage dressed as a re-creation of Skull Island. The sound stage is located in front of the Collapsing Bridge on the Studio Tour. A pack of Venetosaurus see the tram and start to give chase. They scatter when a group of Vastatosaurus rex turn up, some of the pack gets eaten. After the attack by three Vastatosaurus Rex begin to chase the tram, only to disturb Kong, who begins to fight them. The fight continues from one side of the tram to the other, as air and water effects are blown onto guests to further the illusion. Near the end of the experience, a V-Rex gets a hold of what is supposed to be the last tram car and pulls it from the train, throwing it down a pit. Kong defeats the V-Rex and roars in triumph.

2008 FireEdit

A three alarm fire broke out on the backlot of Universal Studios on June 1, 2008. The Los Angeles County Fire Department had announced that the former King Kong Encounter and several other rides were burned down in the three alarm fire. Universal Studios announced that they would bring the encounter back, except they were going to have a new experience from the old version.

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