A new theme park dubbed the ‘UK’s Disneyland’ has now entered important stages of public consultation, with incredible plans showing what it will look like in the future.
Set to open in 2024, the £3.5 billion site London Resort aims to be one of the “largest construction projects across Europe”, having been billed as the largest theme park on the continent to be built from the ground up since Disneyland Paris in 1992.
The theme park will be located in Swanscombe, Kent – just 17 minutes by train from St Pancras Station – and will see 7 million square metres of land on the banks of the River Thames transformed into “one of the largest, immersive experience centres in the world”.
It will even feature rides based on Paramount films and shows from the BBC and ITV, following a deal being strike with Paramount Studios.
The website reads: “When complete, it will be three times larger than any other park in the UK. 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.”
“But it’s the rides and the experiences which will take The London Resort to another level. Brands from across literature, television, music, film and entertainment, are being hand-picked to create unique experiences never previously imagined.”
Following the public consultation, plans will be submitted for planning permission later this year before construction on the 535 acre site hopefully kicks off next year. The first park is aiming to be opened in 2024 and followed by the second in 2029.
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