Following the completion of the $60 million sale of the Jungle Island amusement park on Miami’s Watson Island to ESJ Capital Partners, revised plans have been released by the new owner.
A rendering of the 18-acre park depicts an adventure destination including zip lines, water slides, a lagoon for swimming and water sports, an adventure park and a private beach club.
The multi million dollar project will be split into a three part renovation and expansion programme over two years.
The first phase will include the addition of more than 5,600 feet of zip lines with drops as high as 14 stories and will be ready to open this summer.
Chilean company Crystal Lagoons will build the man-made lagoon that is the centerpiece of the new project.
John Dunlap of Iconic Attractions Group will continue to manage the daily operations of Jungle Island and current employees will be retained, with the anticipation that more jobs will be created as a result of the enhancements planned.
Image: Jungle Island