Chessington World of Adventures and Sony Pictures have announced this week that they will open 'World of Jumanji' in Spring 2023. This will be the world's first Jumanji themed land. Chessington World of Adventures is located in Surrey and is one of the four largest Merlin theme parks in the UK.
So far, few details have been announced as to what we can expect from the $20.5 million, world's first Jumaji land. We are expecting the land to bring to life some of the exciting adventures from the original 1995 film starring Robin Williams.
We’re thrilled to finally announce that the world’s first JUMANJI themed land - ‘World of Jumanji’ – is set to open in spring 2023 at Chessington World of Adventures Resort 🥳 pic.twitter.com/5RSpnRAeOT— Chessington World of Adventures Resort (@CWOA) August 16, 2022
From scouring the internet this is what we can see is currently proposed:
- A new thrill ride
- A jungle styled entrance portal which will be covered in overgrowth
- 55-foot-tall Jaguar Shrine structure awaiting the Jaguar’s Eye jewel that will lift the curse.
The advertising appears to be focused on bravey. "A FANTASTICAL LAND IS SOON TO ARRIVE. YOU'LL NEED TO BE BRAVE IF YOU WANT TO SURVIVE."
Chessington World of Adventures also has a zoo and is primarily aimed at families and children aged up to 15, with majority of teenagers and young adults opting to visit nearby Thorpe Park which is filled with hard hitting roller coasters such as Nemesis Inferno, Stealth, SAW - The Ride and The Swarm. Bringing Jumanji to Chessington World of Adventures seems like a very sensible decision for Merlin and should be the perfect fit for the park.
We are promised further details in the coming months and we will keep you posted here at Theme Park Tourist. Let us know your thoughts on the 'World of Jumanji' by leaving us a comment below or on our Facebook page.