Chessington World of Adventures Resort has announced plans for a huge new themed land based on the Jumanji IP.

Concept imagery of the new Jumanji land

The land is the single largest investment in the history of the resort and marks the first themed land for the Sony Pictures Entertainment property.

Industry experts from around the world will be enlisted to create an immersive experience for guests.

Concept imagery shows an overgrown entrance to the land and the famous 55ft tall jaguar statue, which is encircled by a roller coaster.

Further plans and attraction announcements are set for the coming months and the news follows a multi-territory exclusivity agreement between Merlin Entertainments and Columbia Pictures Location Based Entertainment that was announced earlier this year.

Tim Harrison-Jones, divisional director at Chessington World of Adventures Resort, commented: “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, a zoo with over 1,000 majestic animals and two themed hotels, plus glamping!”