Universal Studios Hollywood announced today an official July 4 launch for King Kong 360 3-D, the new and improved version of the landmark attraction at the Hollywood theme park. The previous version burned down back in June of 2008. Below you’ll find footage of Peter Jackson talking about the project new project. Multiple Academy Award-Winning Producer, Writer, Director, Peter Jackson teamed up with Universal Studios Hollywood to create KING KONG 360 3-D, the largest most intense 3-D experience on the planet, based on his award-winning blockbuster, King Kong.
“In the new attraction, guests will be given special 3-D glasses as they enter a darkened soundstage aboard the Studio Tour trams and will be transported– via the magic of Surround Digital 3D projection –deep into a tangled jungle location. They’ll survive a close encounter with a swarm of hungry raptors, only to be confronted by the terrifying presence of 35′ tall dinosaur behemoths, intent on attacking the tram and Studio Tour guests.
Suddenly, a 25′ tall gorilla appears – Kong himself! The trams jolt and shudder as the guests find themselves caught in the middle of a titanic struggle between these colossal prehistoric foes – the great ape and carnivorous reptiles – action which sends the packed trams sliding ever closer to the edge of a bottomless chasm.”