Jungle Island adds two new attractions – with more to comeJuly 20, 2018
One of South Florida’s popular adventure parks, Jungle Island in Miami, has launched two new attractions – with more on deck.
The new attractions are SuperFlight, a vertical wind tunnel with free-fall simulation, and NeoSplash, a water park.
SuperFlight’s 45-minute session includes gearing and training by tunnel instructors. It’s built to provide nighttime rides. NeoSplash features four jumbo-size slides as tall as 65 feet.
“Jungle Island continues to evolve as Miami’s only eco-adventure destination, with carefully designed amenities, such as SuperFlight and NeoSplash, turning the park into a focal point for families and friends to enjoy,” said John Dunlap, president and CEO of Iconic Attractions Group, which manages the park.
Three escape rooms, designed by George Dimanti and Zoltan Jorensczy of Escape Logics, are expected be added later this month. Other upcoming additions include the Flying Squirrel, an indoor trampoline park; the Nerf Battle Zone, a flow-rider wave machine; Skywire, a zipline course; and Joia on the Beach, an upscale restaurant. A manmade crystal lagoon is expected to open in summer 2019.
“We continue to move forward with bold plans to create a premier destination that reflects the city’s diversity and growth,” Dunlap said.
… and here’s more good news:
Jungle Island to jump-start transit link to Miami Beach
As part of a proposed lease extension for the city-owned land on Watson Island, Jungle Island has committed to fund the purchase of a City of Miami Trolley – which could become the first piece of a long-awaited public transportation link between The City of Miami and Miami Beach.
The trolley was one of many commitments at a special meeting of the Miami City Commission.
After nearly four hours of debate and public comments, commissioners unanimously approved a referendum on a lease extension and hotel plan for Jungle Island. The proposal will be placed on the Aug. 28 primary election ballot.