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This Is Where Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Was Actually Filmed

Alan Parrish (Robin Williams) and friends thought they got rid of the tortuous board game Jumanji after chucking it into a river, but 20 years later, it's back for four new unsuspecting teens.

In 2017, an all-star lineup united for "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," a direct sequel to the beloved 1995 original. Though the game adapts to modern times, transforming into a video game, the rules are the same – players have to keep going until they win, no matter the beasts, storms, and other dangerous obstacles they encounter.

Once sucked into "Jumanji" the video game, players become the avatar of their choice. Spencer Gilpin (Alex Wolff) is Dr. Xander "Smolder" Bravestone (Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson), Anthony "Fridge" Johnson (Ser'Darius William Blain) is Franklin "Mouse" Finbar (Kevin Hart), Martha Kaply (Morgan Turner) is Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan), and Bethany Walker (Madison Iseman) is Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberson (Jack Black).

Each must utilize their unique strengths to survive the Jumanji jungle, a vast space of greenery that features vicious animals, dead-end cliffs, and many other difficulties. Despite the horrors that lie within the jungle, it truly is a scenic location, a direct contrast to the drab walls of their high school. Let's take a look at where "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" was actually filmed.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was filmed in Hawaii and several other locations

While filming "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle," the cast and crew weren't trapped inside a Hollywood studio. In fact, they traveled to a slew of locations in order to create the best action-adventure sequel possible. Much of the movie was shot in Hawaii, specifically at Kualoa Ranch, which can be seen in "Jurassic Park" and other major projects (via Islands).

For Dwayne Johnson, who hails from Hawaii, it was a thrill to return. He said (via Instagram), "The positive ripple effect it has on local businesses and families in terms of creating jobs and additional income makes me very happy. I grew up on the island thru hard times and good times, so it means a lot to this local boy."

In addition to Hawaii, plus a few days spent in Canada, New Mexico, and southern California (via Variety), several scenes — including the group getting chased through a crowded bazaar by some bad guys — came to life at a studio in Atlanta, Georgia. "That was really special because it just felt real and it probably helped all of our performances," said Karen Gillan of the bazaar sequence (via Explore Georgia).

Another scene captured at the Atlanta studio shows Johnson riding a motorcycle up the back of a 150-foot jaguar statue. "The stages that they constructed in Georgia are brilliantly built and engineered to perfection," he praised. "The scale of it is so dynamic and bada**, it just allows us to go and transport the audiences into a different world."