Theme Park Rides
Universal Studios had two popular King Kong rides at their theme parks in Hollywood and Orlando.
The first King Kong ride was called King Kong Encounter and was a part of the Universal Studios Studio Tour (Hollywood) in Hollywood. The ride opened in 1986 and was destroyed in 2008 in a major fire. Universal opened a replacement 3D King Kong ride called King Kong: 360 3-D that opened July 1, 2010.
A second more elaborate ride was constructed at the Orlando park in 1990. It was called Kongfrontation. The ride was closed down in 2002, and was replaced with Revenge of the Mummy in 2004.
A Kong-themed dueling roller coaster will open with Universal Studios Dubailand in 2012.
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