Thursday, February 2, 2023

Chessington World of Adventures Resort welcomes Jumanji themed land this spring

Chessington World of Adventures Resort has announced World of Jumanji — set to open in spring at the Surrey theme park and zoo — which will include the world’s only Jumanji rollercoaster. The first Jumanji themed land will also feature two further rides and much more.

World of Jumanji will see families follow in the footsteps of Dr. Bravestone, through a whole world of adventures to locate the Jaguar’s Eye Jewel, lift the curse and save Jumanji.

The Jumanji rollercoaster Mandrill Mayhem, the first adventure, will sweep up riders in the long arms of a mandrill around the sites of Jumanji, all while dodging the hazards of the jungle. The mandrills are unpredictable and will launch at full speed through the treetops, flipping upside down and spiraling to the summit of the 55-foot tall Jaguar Shrine. Glimpse the Jaguar’s Eye Jewel glow before falling and braving the adventure again — backwards.

Mandrill Mayhem is a winged, launch, shuttle ride, with an inversion – a first for Chessington, which last introduced a rollercoaster back in 2004.

Two further adventures in World of Jumanji will await families. Dodge the fangs of the black mamba on a dizzying ride in the bazaar — Mamba Strike. Then swerve a herd of stampeding ostriches on a whirlwind ride in the dunes on Ostrich Stampede.

The single largest investment in Chessington’s history, World of Jumanji will also feature a maze of pathways — some trickier to navigate than others — based on the Jumanji board game. Themed food, drink and merchandise will also be on offer.

Complementing the above, six new Jumanji themed bedrooms will be introduced to the Chessington Safari Hotel as well.

Scott O’Neil, CEO of Merlin Entertainments, which operates Chessington, said: “We look forward to welcoming you to the Jungle this spring, as the amazing World of Jumanji opens at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. Families should prepare to be turned upside down — literally — as the first new rollercoaster 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.”

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