Think King Kong is scary?

The gargantuan gorilla may be no match for the other creatures inhabiting his world.

This summer, Universal’s Islands of Adventure is set to open a brand new Kong-themed attraction, “Skull Island: Reign of Kong.”

The thrill ride will introduce visitors to some terrifying predators including a giant slug with gargantuan fangs and a flying beast with treacherous talons, says Universal’s official blog.

Park guests will take a safari-like expedition vehicle through the mysterious Skull Island and learn about all the creatures that inhabit the famous gorilla's world. The ride is an updated take on the classic "Kongfrontation" attraction, which opened in 1990 and closed in 2002.

Check out some of the lethal creatures you’ll be encountering on Reign of Kong.

The Carnictis

"The giant, slug-like Carnictis lacks eyes or facial features. But its gaping, oozing mouth—ringed with sharp, jagged teeth—is a distinguishing feature that allows this slow but relentless creature to feed on dead and wounded beings that have succumbed to the wretched, murky chasms of the island."


"These are the largest flying predators on the island, with wingspans up to 10 feet. They live in colonies within the island’s interior caverns and are easily provoked. Spearing victims with lethal talons, they use large carnivorous fangs to penetrate anything—or anyone—caught in their jaws of death."


These carnivorous arachnids move throughout the swampy underworld of the island’s dark caverns, foraging for dead or injured creatures. The six-legged scavenger uses its crab-like claws to crush its prey before feasting on the remains."

Vastatosaurus rex

The V. Rex is the largest, most intimidating dinosaur that roams the island’s dense jungles. Despite its large, bulky head and tough leathery skin, it’s an agile predator, changing direction at high speeds and ripping into its prey with razor-sharp teeth."