Universal Orlando announces King Kong attraction

Opening set for 2016 at Islands of Adventure

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ORLANDO, Fla. – Universal Orlando announced Wednesday that its newest attraction will feature King Kong.

"Today, we honor one of the most monumental figures in movie history, King Kong, with the announcement of a groundbreaking attraction opening in the summer of 2016 at Universal's Islands of Adventure -- 'Skull Island: Reign of Kong,'" Universal said in a statement.

The entertainment giant said guests will "navigate perilous jungles, explore ancient temple structures and encounter hostile natives" in addition to "braving foreboding caves crawling with prehistoric creatures, fending off unspeakable terrors and even coming face to face" with Kong.

The company said its overarching goal was to create a "massive" attraction.

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