The resort in Surrey will open World of Jumanji, the first ever themed land based on the hit film franchise. 

World of Jumanji, Chessington World of Adventures Resort

An impression of how the entrance portal will look when complete.

Set to open in spring 2023, this £17 million development is the largest ever investment in the resort’s history, bringing together entertainment and industry experts from around the world to create an experience which recreates the adventurous stories seen in the two Jumanji films. 

Impressions of how the new space will look show an entrance portal shrouded in overgrown foliage, with a Jaguar Shrine structure standing at 55 ft tall as its centrepiece. 

More details about the rides, attractions and experiences guests can expect to discover in the World of Jumanji are to be shared over the coming months.

Tim Harrison-Jones, divisional director at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, said: “What could be more exciting than bringing the global hit Jumanji film franchise to life within the single largest development Chessington has ever seen.

“We know what it takes to create the ultimate adventure for our guests, spread over 128 acres the Resort already delivers surprises around everyone corner with over 40 wild rides and attractions, zoo with over 1,000 majestic animals and two themed hotels, plus glamping.”

World of Jumanji, Chessington World of Adventures

An impression of how the 55-foot Jaguar Shrine ride will look when complete.

The news follows a multi-territory exclusivity agreement between the Resort operator, Merlin Entertainments (which owns Chessington World of Adventures Resort), and Columbia Pictures Location Based Entertainment, that was announced earlier this year.

Group visits to Chessington World of Adventures Resort

Groups of ten to 30 people can save money on tickets to discover more than 40 rides and attractions at the resort, plus more than 1,000 animals in its zoo and SEA LIFE Centre.

A dedicated group booking team is on-hand to help organise the day, with group bookings available for more than 100 if required. Bookings this large save even more money on tickets.

For more information about taking a group to Chessington World of Adventures Resort, visit