New image of how multi-billion-pound ‘UK Disneyland’ London resort will look 0 1 Share Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Pinterest Telegram
The London Resort has shared a brand-new image to show theme park fans how the attraction will look.
The resort, which has been dubbed the UK’s answer to Disneyland, will be set over 535 acres – or the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums, if you prefer – and will be home to more rides and attractions than you can shake a stick at.
The new image gives us all our first glimpse at the type of rides on offer, including rollercoasters, a helter-skelter and what looks like a log flume.
The picture also seems to point towards there being different zones or themes throughout the park, with one area showing off a bunch of castles and medieval-type buildings, and another looking like there may be an Aztec theme on display.
The resort, which will be based in Kent, has already signed deals with Paramount Pictures, BBC and ITV – so it’s highly likely some of the rides and attractions will be themed around TV and movies.
Speaking at the time of the announcement, Kevin Suh, president of themed entertainment and consumer products for Paramount Pictures said: “The London Resort represents a truly global resort opportunity and we’re delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides.
“We’re also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters.”
According to the resort’s website: “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.
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“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.”
The resort’s creators held a public consultation over the plans, which lasted eight weeks and reached more than 120,000 people, receiving ‘overwhelming support’.
If the London Resort is successful in getting development consent, construction could begin as soon as 2022 with the gates opening in 2024.