MUMBAI: Universal Studios Hollywood’s theme park attraction – King Kong 360 3-D – created by triple Oscar-winner Peter Jackson, was awarded Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project at the 9th Annual Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. This award is the first-ever presented to a theme park ride.
Universal Studios Hollywood broke new ground in themed entertainment and re-set the bar for immersive theme park attractions with the landmark introduction of King Kong 360 3-D, the world’s largest, most intense 3-D experience. The attraction, based on Peter Jackson’s 2005 blockbuster, integrates spectacular three-dimensional visual media and the world’s largest 3-D projection installation ever produced with physical effects.
A signature ride on the world famous, behind-the-scenes Studio Tour, King Kong 360 3-D, transports guests to Skull Island and catapults them into the middle of a terrifying struggle between a giant T-Rex and "the eighth wonder of the world" – King Kong. Guests find themselves launched into the film, projected on the world’s largest wrap around, 3-D compound curved screens.