New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames

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PostNew £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by KK » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:25 pm

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Britain is to get a £2billion theme park that could rival the scale of Disneyland Paris - and it could open its doors as early as 2021.

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Measuring twice the size of the Olympic Park, the London Paramount Entertainment Resort is to be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent.

It is estimated that around 50,000 tourists a day will flock to the attraction, which will include a large indoor water park, theatres, live music venues, rides, cinemas, restaurants, event space and 5,000 hotel rooms.

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The theme park is being financed by Kuwait's Al-Humaidi family and is set to feature attractions themed around BBC Worldwide shows, Aardman Animations and Paramount Pictures, the oldest major Hollywood studio in existence.

This could mean that elements from films including Mission: Impossible and The Godfather could feature throughout the resort.

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The deal with the BBC may mean that some of the corporation's biggest characters, such as Doctor Who and the Daleks may also make an appearance.

The project is said to have suffered a number of delays since its proposal, including planning application setbacks.

The main opposition has been from companies from the industrial estate that will be cleared to house the tourist attraction.

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Following meetings with local residents last year, construction is now set to begin in 2018.

It is estimated that the resort will create around 27,000 jobs in the area and boost tourism to other attractions on the outskirts of London such as Knole and Hever castles.

Fenlon Dunphy, chief financial officer of the company, said to the Western Daily Express: 'This is going to have a hugely significant impact on the economy - we will dovetail into a lot of the other attractions in the area. It will be a game changer for much of Kent.'

http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Brit ... ory.html#1

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Lagamorph » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:29 pm

"Where should we put this park?"
"One of the most inconvenient parts of the UK to get to for most of the population?"
"Brilliant!"

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Frank » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:42 pm

"As early as 2021"

:dread:

Read about this a while back, sounds absolutely diabolical. Like the idea of Doctor Who and Aardman attractions (the Wallace and Gromit coaster at Blackpool is cracking), but everything else seems awful.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Death's Head » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:44 pm

"banana split world".

Yes?
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by Lagamorph » Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:56 pm

Paramount's biggest franchises are Star Trek, Mission Impossible, Transformers, Ninja Turtles and Terminator.
I remember the Terminator ride at Universal was great, but that was years ago.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by DML » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:38 pm

A Mission Impossible ride....in 2021?!

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by Diabolito » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:51 pm

Lagamorph wrote:"Where should we put this park?"
"One of the most inconvenient parts of the UK to get to for most of the population?"
"Brilliant!"

Landan! :simper:

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Captain Kinopio » Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:52 pm

Death's Head wrote:"banana split world".


Classic GR response to a new Theme Park opening :lol: :lol: :lol:

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by Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:00 pm

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Ironhide » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:42 pm

Bastard, beat me to it.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:44 pm

I've been following this story for a few years now since it was first announced a couple of years ago. Personally I don't think it will ever happen. There's been a number of similar projects around the world and they never get beyond the first stone being laid or Sod being cut.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Saint of Killers » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:03 pm

Ironhide wrote:Bastard, beat me to it.


8-) :P

Return_of_the_STAR wrote:I've been following this story for a few years now since it was first announced a couple of years ago. Personally I don't think it will ever happen. There's been a number of similar projects around the world and they never get beyond the first stone being laid or Sod being cut.


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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by satriales » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:08 pm

I love a theme park with good coasters, but this sounds like the focus will be on the brands rather than the rides, so I'm not interested.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Dual » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:06 pm

>theme parks

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Preezy » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:20 pm

Sounds like an absolute bucket of gooseberry fool.

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by Irene Demova » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:52 pm

Preezy wrote:Sounds like an absolute bucket of gooseberry fool.

Now there's an idea for a ride

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by BID0 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:02 pm

The concept art is awful. Like walking in to a giant advert but you have the privilege of getting to pay an entrance fee. And I don't like the sound of it having music venues either, I wouldn't want to have to enter this place to see a particular band

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by NickSCFC » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:45 pm

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strawberry float it, I'm in!

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by DJ Airhorn » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:53 am

The things some people will do to avoid building an airport

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Poser » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:46 am

If this doesn't have dinosaurs that break free and eat the guests, I'm out.

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