New details for £3.5bn London Resort theme park nicknamed 'UK Disney World' revealed
A NEW £3.5bn theme park planned for just outside London has moved a step closer to being built, after announcing a public consultation on their plans this summer.
The London Resort, which will be built on 535 acres of land on a former cement works in Swanscombe, Kent, is expected to open in 2024.
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The attraction has been billed as one of the most ambitious theme park projects ever in Europe.
It will eventually be a two park resort, with the first gate opening in 2024 and the second expected in 2029, a decade from now.
When complete, it will be three times larger than any other park in the UK, with around 70 per cent of the attractions undercover to cope with the unpredictable English weather.
Theresort will comprise of six different lands,influenced by its partnerships with the BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures.
The entrance to The London Resort will be via a grand plaza that leads visitors and hotel guests through ‘The High Street,’ featuring shops, restaurants, hotels and a waterpark.
Visitors can start their journey in The Studios, a gritty, modern-day warehouse districtwith blockbuster action movie features, including high-octane car chases and high-stakes espionage.
Just to the north lies The Woods, an enchanted realm that puts a fresh spin on well-known bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales.
Next to the Woods is The Kingdom, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery, dragons & legend based on legends from King Arthur's England.
Then there is The Isles, a land of giant creatures, mythical beasts and adventures on high-tech rides, and The Jungle, which features ancient ruins of a mysterious long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation to keep young explorers occupied.
The final land called The Starport is a 23rd century landing zone dedicated to futuristic experiences, alien encounters and science-fiction rides.
A London Resort spokespersonsaid: “The project will be one of the largest construction projects across Europe.
"A multi-billion pound investment will transform seven million square meters of land, on the banks of the Thames, into one of the largest, immersive experience centres in the world.
"Two theme parks and a resort water park will be set over 535 acres, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums.
“A bespoke entertainment district, including the provision of 3,500 hotel rooms, will be devoted to a full-suite of hospitality experiences.
“There will be something for every generation and food and drink for every taste.”
PY Gerbeau, Chief Executive said: “The team have been immense, working incredibly hard during these awful times.
"I joined just under a year ago and we are always being asked to hurry up.
"Well, I am happy to tell you we have made strong progress and these reports are hugely important. This is a significant step in transforming an amazing and ambitious dream into reality."
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