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Details revealed about World of Jumanji themed land

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Chessington World of Adventure Resort has revealed details about World of Jumanji, including the world’s only Jumanji-themed roller coaster.

World of Jumanji - Mandrill Mayhem
Images courtesy of Chessington World of Adventure

Set to open in spring at the Surrey Theme Park and Zoo in the U.K. (35 minutes from Central London by train), the world’s first Jumanji-themed land – and the single largest investment in Chessington’s history – will include the world’s only Jumanji rollercoaster as well as two additional rides.

When they enter the land, guests will follow in the footsteps of Dr. Bravestone – played by Dwayne Johnson in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) and “Jumanji: The Next Level” (2019) – to locate the Jaguar’s Eye Jewel, lift the curse, and save Jumanji.

World of Jumanji

“We look forward to ‘Welcome-ing you to the Jungle’ this spring, as the amazing World of Jumanji opens at Chessington World of Adventures Resort,” said Scott O’Neil, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, which operates Chessington. “Families should prepare to be turned upside down… literally, as the first new roller coaster in nearly 20 years at the Resort has a twist, turn and flip that will have you holding on to your seat! This is ‘the Next Level’ for families wanting to explore the ultimate adventure together.”      

World of Jumanji Attractions:

Mandrill Mayhem – A winged, launch shuttle ride with an inversion that takes riders on an adventure through Jumanji in the arms of a giant Mandrill while dodging jungle hazards, launching at full speed through treetops, flipping upside down, and spiraling to the summit of the 55-foot-tall Jaguar Shrine, where they’ll catch a glimpse the glowing Jaguar’s Eye Jewel before braving the adventure again – but backward.

World of Jumanji - Mandrill Mayhem

Mamba Strike – Riders dodge the deadly fangs of the black mamba on a dizzying ride through the bazaar.

World of Jumanji - Mamba Strike

Ostrich Stampede – Riders swerve to avoid a herd of stampeding ostriches on a whirlwind ride in the dunes.

World of Jumanji - Ostrich Stampede

World of Jumanji will also feature a maze of pathways – some trickier to navigate than others – based on the iconic Jumanji board game from the franchise’s first movie, “Jumanji” (1995).

Along with the land, six new Jumanji-themed guest rooms will be introduced at the Chessington Safari Hotel.

World of Jumanji hotel room

Click here for more information and to be the first to sleep in the new Jumanji-themed hotel rooms on April 1, 2023, ahead of the World of Jumanji opening.  

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