Surprise! The New Skull Island Ride's King Kong Is a Giant Gorilla

Image: Universal via IGN

King Kong and Skull Island are having a pretty big resurgence right now, what with both a new movie and a new ride bearing the island’s name. And now we have the very first look at the King Kong you’ll come face to face with at Universal Orlando. Spoiler alert: it’s a giant gorilla.

There’s an even closer look at Kong and some “field notes” on him on IGN, but here’s a video about the ride and the what the ride experience will be like (you’ll meet a giant gorilla):

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