Coming this summer is an exciting signature attraction at one of our favorite theme parks, Universal Studios Hollywood. They are unveiling a new fully immersed 3D experience and LAX Magazine got to experience it first hand during the development. The attraction is called “King Kong 360 3-D” and it was created by superstar director, Peter Jackson. It’s part of the famed Universal Studios Hollywood Studio Tour studio and it takes place while you remain seated on the tour trolley. “King Kong 360 3-D” will transport Studio Tour guests to Skull Island and catapult them into the middle of a terrifying struggle between a giant T-Rex and “the eighth wonder of the world” — King Kong. In a scene where predator meets prey, guests will find themselves launched into the film, projected on the world’s largest wrap around, 3-D compound curved screens. They set up the 3-D so that it’s literally all around you as you sit in the trolley. This is the next-generation of theme park thrills!
Peter Jackson says, “The new King Kong at Universal Studios Hollywood will be an incredible amount of fun and a chance to really push film and theme park technology. Aboard the Universal tram, you’ll get a wrap-around view of the action through a process involving eight 3-D images shot and projected at 60 frames per second. The film and tram will be tied into a motion simulator that will allow you to physically experience this pulse-pounding spectacle, which includes a fight between Kong and a group of V-Rex, the larger cousins of the T-Rex. You’ll find yourself right in the middle of the action. “King Kong 360 3-D” Created by Peter Jackson will be the first theme park attraction to be directed by the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
It’s very cool and people of all ages can enjoy the feeling of being fully immersed in a far away land.