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

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by degoose » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:11 am

Frank wrote:"As early as 2021"

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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.

This seems like a really daft response. Paramount own loads of great franchises that can be used for rides, the only bad thing about it all is that England has temperamental weather which could cause a bit of a problem a lot like it does to Alton Towers.

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by Peter Crisp » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:36 am

We have the lightweight materials now so they could theoretically build a massive roof over the whole park. Leave all the sides open to allow air circulation and bingo the UK weather problem is solved.

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by Frank » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:02 pm

degoose wrote:
Frank wrote:"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.

This seems like a really daft response. Paramount own loads of great franchises that can be used for rides, the only bad thing about it all is that England has temperamental weather which could cause a bit of a problem a lot like it does to Alton Towers.


The area around London doesn't need another theme park (shock horror, developers - there are other places to build). It's bad enough braving the M25 to get to Thorpe Park, but having to go all the way around it to get to Kent? It'd literally be easier to get the train to Disneyland.

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by degoose » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:19 pm

Frank wrote:
degoose wrote:
Frank wrote:"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.

This seems like a really daft response. Paramount own loads of great franchises that can be used for rides, the only bad thing about it all is that England has temperamental weather which could cause a bit of a problem a lot like it does to Alton Towers.


The area around London doesn't need another theme park (shock horror, developers - there are other places to build). It's bad enough braving the M25 to get to Thorpe Park, but having to go all the way around it to get to Kent? It'd literally be easier to get the train to Disneyland.

ah so you mean the location, now that i get. That will be a nightmare for some if you are hitting the M25 from the north part (which would be me)

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by Lagamorph » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:23 pm

degoose wrote:
Frank wrote:
degoose wrote:
Frank wrote:"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.

This seems like a really daft response. Paramount own loads of great franchises that can be used for rides, the only bad thing about it all is that England has temperamental weather which could cause a bit of a problem a lot like it does to Alton Towers.


The area around London doesn't need another theme park (shock horror, developers - there are other places to build). It's bad enough braving the M25 to get to Thorpe Park, but having to go all the way around it to get to Kent? It'd literally be easier to get the train to Disneyland.

ah so you mean the location, now that i get. That will be a nightmare for some if you are hitting the M25 from the north part (which would be me)

It would be most of the UK population.
Even people coming from aboard via Eurostar or Heathrow/Gatwick will be on the wrong side of London and need to go round the M25. The location is completely barmy.
If you have to put it near London at least put it North or West of the city where it's actually relatively easy to get to.

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by TigaSefi » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:26 pm

I can get to it easily so no bother for me. I wonder if they will allow people to park their bikes there.






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by jawafour » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:28 pm

This new theme park is pretty close to my neck of the woods. Can confirm that we do have bullock carts and pathways south of the river.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:02 pm

As I said on the previous page this isn't going to happen. The people running the company 'exploring the possibility of this Park' are just on the scam. They get millions in from investors under the proviso that this money is used to develop the idea and then if it is financially viable then the investors are able to invest the large sums that will make the park possible and in return they become significant owners of the park. What will actually happen is that the people running the company now will draw handsome salaries, keep putting out new artist impressions, putting on road shows for the community, keep putting the opening date back, keep putting off applying for planning permission. It won't happen folks.

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by Meep » Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:36 pm

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

I hear they are going to call it "London". There will be people dressing up in funny clothes and going around in horse drawn carriages like Cinderella and everything will be overpriced.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:22 pm

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strawberry float it, I'm in!


Oh yes, I'm SO in!

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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:56 pm

Picture is inaccurate. There aren't enough chavs hassling park-goers for a quid.

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by KK » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:02 am

THREADS FROM THE PAST, REVISITED (coming soon to ITV, hosted by Davina McCall)

Ken Barlow’s bumper cars, I’m a Celeb river rapids, the Jeremy Kyle Experience – these are just a few of the attractions visitors could get to try at a new ITV-inspired theme park, after developers of a multibillion-pound project signed a deal with ITV Studios.

Billed as the UK’s answer to Disneyland, the London Resort, to be sited in north Kent, was originally meant to be inspired by the films of Paramount Pictures, the Hollywood film studio behind blockbusters such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek and The Godfather.

Paramount pulled out of the £3.2bn project last year but the developers have since signed agreements with Aardman Animations, BBC Worldwide and now ITV.

ITV Studios makes a range of hit shows – from Love Island to Coronation Street – but the focus of the deal is understood to be the Thunderbirds Are Go series, which returned to TV in 2015.

Due to open in 2024, the London Resort will feature two parks set over 215 hectares (535 acres), plus 3,500 hotel rooms. Fifty rides and attractions based on popular film and TV shows are planned for the parks, which it is hoped could attract 50,000 visitors a day.

The latest deal could mean characters and scenes from ITV shows such as Coronation Street, This Morning, Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m a Celebrity make an appearance.

Steve Green, executive vice-president of children’s content and distribution at ITV Studios, said: “We are thrilled to be onboard with this world-class project, which will offer fans a whole new way to experience our brand.

“ITV Studios creates more than TV, building global franchises loved by generations of families, and we look forward to seeing our biggest global brands brought to life on such a grand scale in the UK.”

Steve Norris, chairman of the London Resort Company Holdings, said: “Globally recognised for its rich heritage of creating some of the most popular and entertaining content on the small screen, ITV has properties which have never been transformed into truly unique experiences.”

Millions of pounds have already been invested in the project, which is one of the largest in Europe. Its owners say the resort, near Swanscombe, a 40-minute train journey from central London, will create more than 30,000 jobs and contribute billions of pounds to the UK economy.

The project was given “nationally significant” status in May 2014, meaning planning applications could go straight to the secretary of state. It was initially hoped the resort would open in 2019, but it has been beset with delays and setbacks.

Last year developers outlined their key plans for the site to members of the government’s planning inspectorate.

There will be a range of indoor entertainment including cinemas and nightclubs. A variety of hotels with space to host conferences, exhibitions and events will also be built.

The project’s scale means enhancements will be made to flood defence works, while a new dual carriageway access road is set to be built between the A2 and the resort.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/ ... disneyland

A bit of a downgrade, then. :slol:

Now sounds more like a spoof. But then so did Mr. Blobby Land in the 90s...and then they really did build the strawberry floating thing.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by NickSCFC » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:04 am

Didn't even see the news about Paramount pulling out.

I'm sure Corra World will be massively popular with all the bun-haired fluffy-slider wearing chav women.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by jawafour » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:10 am

Imagine a theme park focussed around ITV. Imagine wanting to go there.

And it's gonna be in my neck of the woods :dread: .

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by Gemini73 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:11 am

KK wrote:THREADS FROM THE PAST, REVISITED (coming soon to ITV, hosted by Davina McCall)

Ken Barlow’s bumper cars, I’m a Celeb river rapids, the Jeremy Kyle Experience – these are just a few of the attractions visitors could get to try at a new ITV-inspired theme park, after developers of a multibillion-pound project signed a deal with ITV Studios.

Billed as the UK’s answer to Disneyland, the London Resort, to be sited in north Kent, was originally meant to be inspired by the films of Paramount Pictures, the Hollywood film studio behind blockbusters such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek and The Godfather.

Paramount pulled out of the £3.2bn project last year but the developers have since signed agreements with Aardman Animations, BBC Worldwide and now ITV.

ITV Studios makes a range of hit shows – from Love Island to Coronation Street – but the focus of the deal is understood to be the Thunderbirds Are Go series, which returned to TV in 2015.

Due to open in 2024, the London Resort will feature two parks set over 215 hectares (535 acres), plus 3,500 hotel rooms. Fifty rides and attractions based on popular film and TV shows are planned for the parks, which it is hoped could attract 50,000 visitors a day.

The latest deal could mean characters and scenes from ITV shows such as Coronation Street, This Morning, Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m a Celebrity make an appearance.

Steve Green, executive vice-president of children’s content and distribution at ITV Studios, said: “We are thrilled to be onboard with this world-class project, which will offer fans a whole new way to experience our brand.

“ITV Studios creates more than TV, building global franchises loved by generations of families, and we look forward to seeing our biggest global brands brought to life on such a grand scale in the UK.”

Steve Norris, chairman of the London Resort Company Holdings, said: “Globally recognised for its rich heritage of creating some of the most popular and entertaining content on the small screen, ITV has properties which have never been transformed into truly unique experiences.”

Millions of pounds have already been invested in the project, which is one of the largest in Europe. Its owners say the resort, near Swanscombe, a 40-minute train journey from central London, will create more than 30,000 jobs and contribute billions of pounds to the UK economy.

The project was given “nationally significant” status in May 2014, meaning planning applications could go straight to the secretary of state. It was initially hoped the resort would open in 2019, but it has been beset with delays and setbacks.

Last year developers outlined their key plans for the site to members of the government’s planning inspectorate.

There will be a range of indoor entertainment including cinemas and nightclubs. A variety of hotels with space to host conferences, exhibitions and events will also be built.

The project’s scale means enhancements will be made to flood defence works, while a new dual carriageway access road is set to be built between the A2 and the resort.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/ ... disneyland

A bit of a downgrade, then. :slol:



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by OrangeRKN » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:27 am

KK wrote:Now sounds more like a spoof. But then so did Mr. Blobby Land in the 90s...and then they really did build the strawberry floating thing.




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by Frank » Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:47 am

Wonder what the Aardman deal will mean for the rethemed mine train at Blackpool Pleasure Beach.

can't wait for the BRITBOX 4D show :datass:

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by Moggy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:04 pm

jawafour wrote:Imagine a theme park focussed around ITV. Imagine wanting to go there.

And it's gonna be in my neck of the woods :dread: .


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by Lex-Man » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:08 pm

I think I'd have to go if they made a Jeremy Kyle world. I imagine it'd be some kind of dystopian nightmare world with large neon Kyle's waging their fingers disapprovingly.

I also agree it's going to be a nightmare to get to. I live in Essex which is just to the North of Kent but it takes hours to get there as you have to go to London and blackout again. Also you have to cross at Dartford which costs a fiver both ways.

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by Moggy » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:08 pm

Lex-Man wrote:I think I'd have to go if they made a Jeremy Kyle world. I imagine it'd be some kind of dystopian nightmare world with large neon Kyle's waging their fingers disapprovingly.

I also agree it's going to be a nightmare to get to. I live in Essex which is just to the North of Kent but it takes hours to get there as you have to go to London and blackout again. Also you have to cross at Dartford which costs a fiver both ways.


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