Are you ready for a wild adventure of Jumanji ride in Chessington: World of Jumanji? If you are a Jumanji film and book franchise fan, you will love the new themed land at Chessington World of Adventures, opening in May 2023. The land features three new rides, including the only Jumanji ride in a rollercoaster, Mandrill Mayhem. Here are all the details you need to know before you visit.
This is the main attraction of the World of Jumanji and Chessington’s first inversion coaster. You will be swept up in the long arms of a mandrill as the horde whisks you around the sites of Jumanji, all while dodging the hazards of the jungle.
The ride will launch you at full speed through the treetops, flipping upside down on a hair-raising adventure, spiralling to the summit of the 55-foot-tall Jaguar Shrine. You will glimpse the Jaguar’s Eye Jewel glow before falling and braving the experience again… backwards.
Mandrill Mayhem operates a virtual queue, which means you need to book a slot for free on the day of your visit using your smartphone. You can do this via the Reserve & Ride website or by scanning the QR codes located at the resort.
You will be notified when it is your time to ride and invited to enter the queue line within a set time frame. This will reduce the physical queue time and allow you to enjoy everything the resort offers while you wait.
The ride has a height requirement of 1.2m, and anyone over 1.95m tall cannot ride.
Ostriches may be flightless birds, but this will be a bumpy ride! You will swerve a herd of stampeding ostriches on this whirlwind trip. The spinning coaster ride will take you on a wild chase through the savannah.
The ride has a height requirement of 0.9m, and an adult must accompany anyone under 1.1m.
Black mambas are one of the fastest snakes, and when they strike – you better watch out! You will dodge the fangs on this dizzying, untameable ride. The ride is a drop tower that will lift and drop you down with sudden twists and turns.
The ride has a height requirement of 1.2m, and an adult must accompany anyone under 1.4m.
World of Jumanji-Themed Bedroom
If you want to extend your adventure, you can book a stay in one of the six new Jumanji-themed rooms in the Chessington Safari Hotel. The rooms are fully immersive and feature a tent for kids to sleep in, a Jaguar Shrine for grown-ups to nap at, and various animals from Jumanji nearby.
The rooms include one-day entry to the theme park, fun-filled hotel entertainment, early ride time, Rangers Reserve & Ride access, free access to Savannah Splash Pool, delicious breakfast and free parking.
The rooms start from £106 per person based on a family of four.
The World of Jumanji is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day from May 15th to October 31st 2023. The tickets cost £34 online or £60 per day for one-day entry, under 3s visit for free. You can also buy a Merlin Annual Pass for £99 online and unlock a year’s access to the UK’s biggest and best attractions, including Chessington World of Adventures.
Based on the Jumanji Ride franchise, you can also play five epic games on the Chessington website before your visit. You can also read more about the construction, fun facts and curiosities of the World of Jumanji on their Jungle Journal blog.
Are you excited to visit the World of Jumanji? Book your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable experience!
What are the other rides at the Chessington?
Besides the Jumanji ride at Chessington, you can enjoy other thrilling rides such as Vampire, Dragon’s Fury, Kobra, Tomb Blaster, Tiger Rock, Rattlesnake and Scorpion Express.
You can also explore different themed lands such as Wild Asia, Wanyama and Zufari: Ride into Africa!, where you can see giraffes, rhinos, flamingos and other amazing animals. Chessington is where you can have a wild adventure any time of the year.
How do I get to Chessington World of Adventures?
There are different ways to reach Chessington World of Adventures depending on your starting point and mode of transport. Here are some of the most common options:
- By car: You can use the postcode KT9 2NE to find the park on your sat nav. Free parking is available on-site, but you may need to book in advance during peak times. You can also use the Chessington app to find the best route and avoid traffic.
- By train: The nearest train station is Chessington South, about a 10-minute walk from the park entrance. You can take a direct train from London Waterloo or Clapham Junction, or change to Wimbledon for other connections. You can also get a combined train and park ticket to save money.
- By bus: Several bus routes stop near the park, such as the 465, 467, 71, and 65. You can use the Transport for London website or app to plan your journey and find the best bus stop.
- By coach: Some coach operators offer trips to Chessington World of Adventures from various locations across the UK. You can check their websites for availability and prices.