Chessington World of Adventures has confirmed that its new area for 2023 will be based around the Jumanji film franchise.
The World of Jumanji will feature a new boomerang-style rollercoaster as its centrepiece when it opens in March next year.
The area is being billed as the “world’s first Jumanji-themed land”, and represents a total investment of £17 million.
The new rollercoaster will have a 1.4-metre height restriction for riders – the highest typical limit – although it has previously been described as being of a “family-thrill” design.
Widely expected to be constructed by Switzerland’s Bolliger & Mabillard, the ride will spiral around a 55-foot (17-metre) jaguar-themed structure before the train falls back into a reverse cycle.
Earlier this year, Chessington operators Merlin Entertainments signed a deal with Sony Pictures to bring Jumanji-themed attractions to its theme parks in both Europe and North America.
The fantasy franchise was launched in 1995 as a Robin Williams film, but has been re-booted in recent years in films starring Dwayne Johnson.
Chessington divisional director Tim Harrison-Jones 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?”