Welcome, King Kong, to Universal Studios Hollywood! An all new attraction will make its grand appearance this summer, obviously during the height of its tourist season. The original animatronic King Kong was destroyed in a back-lot fire in June 2008, and since then, visual effects specialists have been busy at work trying to devise a way to bring Kong back to life. The new attraction has been described by Universal Studios as, “the largest 3-D exhibit in the world.” And not only will visitors get a chance to experience Kong in 3-D, they will have the ability to smell his as well, feel gusts of wind and fell the ground shake.

Visitors are taken through the exhibit on trams. As they wear they’re stylish 3-D glasses, the trams end up stopping on a “tram-mover” where the trams will be encompassed by two 180-foot-long by 40-foot-tall screens. Guests will then experience the sounds, movement, smells and every other sensation possible. For 2 1/2 minutes guests will submerged in a 281,000-square-foot hanger where anything is possible.

Peter Jackson had such amazing effects in King Kong, that when some of them were converted to 3-D, Joe Letteri, the visual effects supervisor for the film thought, “We saw it and we said we wish we had done the whole movie in 3-D.” Jackson has been leading the effects team in designing the 3-D visual attraction.  Universal Studios show producer Valerie Johnson-Redrow claims, “We are going to bring you to Skull Island,we are going to bring you right in the middle of a knock-down, drag-out fight with a T. rex.”

Source LA Times

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