Jumanji fans can embark on an exciting new theme park ride that pays tribute to the iconic film franchise – and you can even stay in themed rooms nearby
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Jumanji fans, get ready to be transported into the thrilling jungle – no board game required.
That’s because the world’s first-ever (and only) Jumanji-themed attraction has finally opened its doors to the public, and the €20 million (approx The Best New Theme Park Rides of 2022.
Gardaland in Italy today opened the highly anticipated new attraction and shared some first glimpses of the exterior and interior of the ride itself.
In Jumanji: The Adventure, families sit in six-person vehicles as they journey into the depths of the jungle to bring back a sacred gem to a legendary temple. However, there are plenty of dangers lurking along the way, from a hungry hippopotamus to a fearsome stone giant.
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The attraction uses augmented reality to bring the story to life from the moment you step onto the ride. For example, guests will walk into a mirrored room and see their reflection – only for it to transform into an avatar, in a nod to recent Jumanji films starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan.
It is estimated that at full capacity around 1,000 people per hour can dare the jungle adventure.
It’s not just the ride that makes this a must-see for Jumanji fans. If you’re considering a short break in Italy, check out Gardaland Hotel’s brand new Jumanji themed rooms.
With jungle decor, props paying tribute to the film, and even fun in-room games and challenges, it’s sure to be an action-packed family getaway.
Oh, and if you’re looking for an extra reason to add Gardaland to your bucket list is the fact that it’s home to a huge Legoland water park could seal the deal.
It is Legoland’s first standalone water park – other water parks have also been complemented by a Lego theme park in the past.
Highlights include the LEGO River Adventure Lazy River with inflatable boats you can customize with Lego bricks, a beach party area with SEVEN water slides, and even a jungle-themed area if you want to keep the Jumanji vibe.
There’s more good news for theme park fans too, as Italy is currently open to Brits for the holidays.
If you have been double stabbed within six months of travel or have proof of Covid recovery you can visit without self-isolation or testing.
In the meantime, unvaccinated travelers can enter quarantine-free, provided they can prove a negative Covid test. This can either be a PCR performed within 72 hours prior to entering Italy or a Rapid Lateral Flow performed within 48 hours.
Unvaccinated arrivals who have no proof of testing will be subjected to five-day isolation.
All travelers are required to complete a passenger locator form prior to travel.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/europe/first-look-inside-new-16million-26696043 Be the first to catch a glimpse of the new £16m Jumanji themed ride when it opens to the public