North Germany’s jungle adventure
Open since October 2009, Abenteuer Dschungelland (Adventure Jungleland), was also designed by Heimo. The 6,000 square-metre outlet is located inside the shell of an old indoor playground and tennis hall and caters to timeshare-owning families at the Weissenhauser Strand, close to the town of Oldenburg in Holstein.
Thanks to its undercover status, the entertainment centre is open year-round, relying on group bookings, school and kindergarten visits to keep it busy out of season.
Heimo’s brief from the operators of the Weissenhauser Strand called for new attraction concepts, designs and gastronomy outlets. The company also produced the required sets, decoration, animatronics and lighting. After a four-month planning and five-month production phase, work was completed on site in two months, ahead of an October 10 opening.
The outdoor area uses evocative bamboo and rope theming. This is enhanced by rockwork and panelling realised in co-operation with Zero Plan Felsenbauer. A large Abenteuer Dschungelland sign competes for attention with three model elephants standing in water. Inside, visitors are greeted by an information counter and themed gates.
Attractions include the signature Forbidden Temple, a Fun House featuring a mirror maze, music chamber, rotating barrel, spinning discs, distorting mirrors, light effects, themed corridors, gangways and masked figures.
Lending itself particularly well to the jungle theme is a high rope course complete with climbing structures, nets and more decorative items. Wabbelberg is the name of a bouncy castle/play structure supplied by Primeplay and themed by Heimo, while El Dorado is a panning for gold (or “goldschatzsuche“) attraction using Aztec-statues.
Games are offered in the form of rethemed jungle shooting gallery and an all all-new “animal feeding” game, where young guests throw balls at five animals.
Hungry Abenteuer Dschungelland guests can dine in style at the Jungle Restaurant, where background music, lighting and animated figures including giraffes, rhinos, gorillas, snakes and butterflies provide a real rainforest ambience. After they have eaten, visitors can take it easy inside the Bush Bar while listening to the animal house band. A self-service dining area is also provided, set inside a temple.
The Mercadio Shop is the perfect place to get those jungle souvenirs. Here Heimo was responsible for concept development, design, production, theming and lighting of the shelves, drawers, counters, display cabinets, walls and ceiling.
What was once a very plane-looking playground is now an attractive entertainment outlet for the whole family.