Universal Orlando previews creatures found in new Kong attraction

The giant, slug-like Carnictis lacks eyes or facial features. (Universal Orlando)

Universal Orlando has released a new preview for its high-anticipated attraction, Skull Island: Reign of Kong.

The preview shows off the “unimaginable” creatures visitors will encounter on the new attraction.

According to the official Universal Orlando Blog, visitors will come face-to-face with massive winged beasts, giant insects and other creatures that prowl Kong’s mysterious world.

Below is a list of some of the “terrifying” creatures:

 These carnivorous arachnids move through 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.

 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.

 One of the largest and most aggressive cave-dwelling inhabitants on the island, the Decarnocimex will attack anything smaller or weaker that dares to cross its path. These vicious insects tear apart their prey with their razor-sharp mandibles and two-bladed forearms.

 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.

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.

Universal also released a video featuring Mike West, Executive Producer for Universal Creative, who gives a closer look at the creatures.

“Attacked from above, devoured from below, there is no way to escape the gargantuan, super predators of Skull Island: Reign of Kong,” says West at the begin of the video.


The Skull Island: Reign of Kong is scheduled to open this summer at Islands of Adventure.

Originally published at www.mynews13.com on March 24, 2016.