If you’ve been looking for an excuse to travel to the United Kingdom, would a Jumanji-related theme park do the trick?
Coming in the Spring of 2023, the “World of Jumanji” theme park will be opening as part of the Chessington World of Adventures Resort, in a partnership with Sony Pictures Entertainment.
“After being entertained by the films for so many years, fans now have the chance to experience Jumanji in a whole new dimension,” Jeffrey Godsick, an executive with Sony Pictures Entertainment said, “and we are thrilled to be going on this exciting adventure with the creative team at Chessington as Jumanji further expands with its very own themed land.”
According to a release from Merlin Entertainments, the $19 million park will take people into a world they’ll recognize from any version of the popular Jumanji films.
“The project brings together entertainment and industry experts from around the world as they create a world-first experience that deep dives into the adventurous, action-packed stories seen in the box office hit Jumanji films. For those who think they are brave enough to enter the world, a first look at some of the proposed designs give an exciting glimpse at what to expect. The impressive entrance portal, which is shrouded in the ominous and overgrown Jumanji jungle that dominates the development, creates the perfect immersive starting point for guests as they prepare to take on a whole host of challenges.”
There will be plenty of visuals that film fans will recognize instantly.
“The iconic and unmissable Jaguar Shrine structure looms 55ft tall, keeping a watchful eye out over all who enter as it awaits the return of the curse-lifting Jaguar’s Eye jewel. More details about the wild rides, adventurous attractions and drama-filled experiences guests can expect to discover in the ‘World of Jumanji’ are set to be shared over the coming months.”