Jumanji – The Labyrinth opens at Gardaland Resort

Gardaland Resort in Italy, part of  Merlin Entertainment, has opened the new Jumanji – The Labyrinth attraction, an immersive family-friendly experience based on the blockbuster Sony Pictures Entertainment film franchise.

Jumanji - The Labyrinth
Photos courtesy of Gardaland Resort

Unlike the Jumanji – The Adventure attraction that opened last year to take guests on a wild ride in offroad-style vehicles, Jumanji – The Labyrinth requires them to travel on foot and create their own unique journey inside the multi-sensory, multi-layered experience.

Jumanji - The Labyrinth

“The reaction to Jumanji The Adventure at Gardaland […] has been great,” said Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of Global Partnerships and Brand Management and Head of Location-Based Entertainment at Sony Pictures Entertainment. “It is both a testament to Merlin’s commitment to the highest level of guest experience and audience love for Jumanji. We are especially excited to grow the Jumanji experience with this new second attraction, giving guests the opportunity to continue to be part of the story.”

Once adventurers enter the labyrinth, they will face a series of challenges they must overcome to reach the jungle maze, cross it, and save Jumanji.

Jumanji – The Labyrinth Challenges:

Entrance Portal – Adventurers will face their first test of courage at the imposing entrance: a green vortex inspired by the beam of green light that teleports the protagonists into the story of Jumanji in the films. Adventurers must pass through the vortex to enter the story.

Mirror Maze –  The second test is a mirror maze, with over 40 mirrors along a 100-foot-long path. Adventurers must navigate the maze without being tricked into taking the wrong path.

Jumanji - The Labyrinth Mirror Maze

The Jungle Labyrinth –  After passing through an intricate indoor passageway, adventurers reach the nearly 600-foot-long jungle labyrinth of more than 2,000 real plants, including broadleaf trees, shrubs, palms, and tree ferns. But be careful. Hidden among the plants are detours, forks, dead ends, and surprising special effects.

Jumanji - The Labyrinth

The Heart of the Labyrinth – At the heart of the labyrinth, adventurers will find four iconic statues from the film – a jaguar, a monkey, an elephant, and a crocodile – protecting the sacred gem.

Jumanji - The Labyrinth

Elephant Temple – Once they overcome all the challenges, adventurers reach the majestic Elephant Temple that brings water back to the kingdom of Jumanji – and the only way out.

“Building on the success of the opening of Jumanji -The Adventure last year […] we are very proud to continue this global collaboration between Sony Pictures Entertainment and Merlin Entertainments,” said Gardaland CEO Sabrina De Carvalho. “The Jumanji experience is synonymous with adventure, imagination, fun, action and play, and is perfectly suited to the fundamental values of Gardaland Park. I am confident that the Guest’s first-hand involvement will be a key factor for the success of this new attraction.”

Planting Jumanji – the Labyrinth

More than 2,000 Mediterranean plants belonging to over 30 species were planted to create the labyrinth that forms the backdrop of the attraction’s adventure in Jumanji.

The four cosplayers portraying Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan from “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017) and “Jumanji: The Next Level” (2019) ceremoniously planted Strelitzia Augusta, which officially mark the labyrinth’s entry point.

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Visiting Gardaland

One-day park tickets can be purchased online starting from €39 (about $43); two-day park tickets are €47 (about $52).

Click here for more information about Gardaland Resort.

Jumanji The Adventure Ride at Gardaland Resort in Italy

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