A fantastically terrifying stone façade warns wimps away, but despite gargantuan appearances, it’s really mostly a screen-based motion simulator ride, albeit one that uses a tram-like vehicle and requires 3-D goggles. This 2016 addition is a bigger version of the Kong segment of the Universal Studios Hollywood tram tour—the animation is superb, if arrestingly graphic, and there is one luscious post-movie moment when you encounter a splendidly executed Kong, live and in the fur. The height requirement, just 34 inches, is an indication proof for all that, it’s family-friendly mayhem. When weather is bad, ride vehicles don’t drive through the front gate, but instead use a less thrilling indoor route. Strategy: Seats on the right see more of the action. Have a drink before getting in line, because the queue can be hot and tedious. It can also be scary—toward the end, characters may be hidden in the dark.
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Skull Island: Reign of Kong