After the fire last June officials considered replacing King Kong with a new attraction, but decided Kong has been a fixture of the studios tour and was too popular to drop.
Tourists will wear special 3-D glasses as they ride trams into a darkened sound stage resembling Skull Island where they will witness a new King Kong battle a giant dinosaur.
The New York street and other parts of the backlot are being rebuild. They are expected to re-open this summer. The 2008 fire was sparked by roofers using a blowtorch.