Jungle Island Reopening Soon with New Attractions
Jungle Island is set to reopen this spring with a pivot from the original plan, according to sources from the Miami Herald. ESJ Capital Partners purchased Jungle Island last April, hoping to upgrade the Watson Island theme park with a lazy river, zip lines overlooking Miami Beach and downtown, new animal exhibits, children’s rides, and a private beach club.
However, they experienced construction setbacks when Hurricane Irma ravaged Florida in September. The park has been closed since then and is scheduled to reopen in late spring with a few new attractions that will unveil between the park’s late spring reopening and late summer. The first phase of construction on this 18.5-acre property is expected to cost $16 million.
Visitors to the updated park can experience several exciting new attractions, including a children’s play area, an indoor trampoline park, a new beach restaurant, and a skydiving wind tunnel. However, the schedule for when each feature will be opened has not been determined. According to the Herald, all other attractions are on track with delivery scheduled for 2019, including: Jungle Island’s zip lines, the lagoon, and a lazy river.