ITV’s £7m I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge has been unveiled in first-look images ahead of its opening in Manchester’s Quayside MediaCityUK on July 30.
James Penfold, controller of partnerships for ITV Global Entertainment, described Jungle Challenge as a “multi-sensory adrenalin adventure” that merges “the heart and soul of the hugely celebrated series”.
The indoor destination will place campmates in the heart of the jungle, where they will be tasked with navigating various physical challenges inspired by I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Physical challenges inspired by I’m a Celebrity
Jungle Challenge features Main Camp, the Throne and Winners Bridge, as well as the suspended Treetop Trail and vertical rock climbing attraction, The Ascent.
Visitors will also get the chance to swing around the Jungle Run, take a leap of faith on Get a Grip, fly through the trees on a zip-line, and take on the Dingo Dollar Challenge.
Continuum Attractions‘ CEO Juliana Delaney said Jungle Challenge “will be a totally new and utterly amazing action-packed physical challenge for friends and family to enjoy together this summer”.
I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge will also feature Europe’s first-ever ceiling-mounted Spyrider, a high-speed track that takes visitors above the jungle canopy in 18 seconds.
Europe’s first-ever ceiling-mounted Spyrider
“The arrival of this incredible attraction will bring a real sense of excitement and fun for all the family to MediaCityUK,” said Stephen Wild, managing director of MediaCityUK.
“ITV is already an important part of our community with the presence of the iconic Coronation Street studios and the I’m a Celebrity… Jungle Challenge brings the ITV experience even closer to the public, in a unique immersive way.”
MC Construction carried out enabling and fit-out works at the Jungle Challenge venue and also managed all contractors, including those responsible for themed attraction installations, ticketing, and retail fit-out.
“Talented craftsmen and equipment from all over the world were required to produce the fantastic end product,” said Russ Forshaw, group operations director at MC Construction.