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The Theme Park History of Kongfrontation (Universal Studios Florida)

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Published on Jun 28, 2018

Kongfrontation was a special effects attraction at Universal Studios Florida. Based on the 1976 film King Kong and the King Kong Encounter from the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood, the attraction would place guests face to face with giant ape as they try to escape his path of destruction in New York City. In this episode will we take a look at the original attraction and how it helped create the Florida version, it’s success as the crown jewel of the park, it’s closure in 2002 and eventually return as Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

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Songs Used (In Order)

-King Kong Soundtrack (1976) Track 1 - The Opening by John Barry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-1qH...

-King Kong Soundtrack (2005) Track 7 - Last Blank Space on the Map by James Newton Howard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjbAS...

-King Kong Soundtrack (2005) Track 12 - Tooth and Claw by James Newton Howard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2uXC...

-King Kong Soundtrack (2005) Track 21 - Beauty Killed the Beast Part 5 by James Newton Howard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06odM...

-Skull Island Reign of Kong - Entrance Music
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQlG4...

-King Kong Soundtrack (2005) Track 15 - Central Park by James Newton Howard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBbYA...


Videos Used (In Order)

-King Kong Encounter - Attraction Video Universal Studios Hollywood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2siz...

-Kongfrontation FULL Vintage POV Ride 1996, Universal Studios Orlando by MouseSteps/JWL Media https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwOGa...

-Universal Studios Florida Electronic Press Kit (1990) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Yz8q...

-King Kong - Universal Studios (Tour) Hollywood - TV Commercial (1986) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3_iu...

-Universal Studios Hollywood: A Universe Of Cinemagic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLsuz...

-King Kong Universal Studios Hollywood 2008 by Christopher Lord https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zr6e...

-Totally Fun Company Video by Peter Alexander https://vimeo.com/32416547

-Universal Studios Florida: The Magic Of Movies (1994) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-xta...

-Impeller/Centrifugal Pump by SankhyaSutra Labs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLe9Q...

-Kongfrontation - 1998 - Universal Studios Florida by InsideUniversal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlY9P...

-King Kong The Ride Universal Studios 1995
By jolliefun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXdjx...

-Universal Studios Florida Escape Commercial 1999 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUJWZ...

-Universal Orlando Resort - All Around Awesome
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2c9ur...

-Skull Island: Reign of Kong Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwS7L...

-FULL RIDE POV: "Skull Island: Reign of Kong" at Universal Orlando Islands of Adventure by Inside The Magic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_GZC...

-Universal Orlando Skull Island Reign of Kong Commercial 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1tuc...

-"It was Beauty Killed the Beast" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LoHJ...

-What Do They Got in There, King Kong? - Jurassic Park FULL SCENE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ukc28...

I take no credit for any of the footage used in this video. Use the above links to view the full footage and give those videos the views they deserve.

Sources Used/Cited
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kongfro...
https://web.archive.org/web/201310100...
https://www.themeparktourist.com/feat...
http://universalstudiosflorida.wikia....
https://insidethemagic.net/2017/03/at...

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