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

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Benzin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:34 pm

Imagine thinking this is ever going to open :lol:

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by Ad7 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:36 pm

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by Lex-Man » Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:48 pm

If CBS were still involved it might've opened. It still might but it's going to be terrible.

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:25 pm

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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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I actually went there when it was properly open and it was actually pretty neat (1994 i think).

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by Green Gecko » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:32 pm

We have the same sort of development proposals over here but for a shopping, lifestyle centre etc. They never seem to actually happen. It takes strawberry floating forever, same for the cinema, the skatepark, the premier inn.

The investors and brands attached change incessantly while the whole thing is wrapped up in red tape and the number spin around.

It looks bloody awful anyway, like living in some strawberry floated up dream with random "iconic" to shows smashed together; a dystopian vision of what would happen if there were shops for every tv programme on the high street and bronze statues of characters from Emmerdale in the streets.

By the time it's signed off they can probably 3D print the whole thing and shut it down after 6 months.

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:37 pm

I must admit i was disappointed when Paramount pulled out, would have loved to have gone to a movie themed park like that, especially considering how much i enjoy the Harry Potter studio tour.

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by Return_of_the_STAR » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:42 pm

Return_of_the_STAR wrote: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.


I'm just going to leave this here as my opinion is still the same.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Apr 30, 2019 2:51 pm

I think you're right. The repeated appeals to the press has awoken this thread which counts as a PR exercise. They will sell that as successfully generating "buzz" to investors.

That said where are the Nintendo/Bandai theme parks in Japan (or was it in partnership with Universal)? That's a first party funded effort, not some giant cheeseball of tantalising TV franchises. How long historically do these things actually take to get off the ground?

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by No:1 Final Fantasy Fan » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:02 pm

Tbh glad this isn't happening. I don't get theme parks like universal studios or even Disney tbh
Just so fake and I don't see the appeal of them.
But like someone said here for me it would have to be about the rides only. I'm not bothered about the fake streets and parades.

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:26 pm

I think i'd enjoy disneyland, would be nice to go to the Paris one at some point.

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by Green Gecko » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:28 pm

Of course you would, you would come back with 12 Mickey mouse key chains.

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by Vermilion » Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:33 pm

Green Gecko wrote:Of course you would, you would come back with 12 Mickey mouse key chains.


I doubt it sadly, disney stuff is really expensive.

It's not like when i went to Holland and came back with a dozen pairs of mini clogs.

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PostRe: New £2billion theme park set to open in 2021 beside the River Thames
by Benzin » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:10 pm

Green Gecko wrote:I think you're right. The repeated appeals to the press has awoken this thread which counts as a PR exercise. They will sell that as successfully generating "buzz" to investors.

That said where are the Nintendo/Bandai theme parks in Japan (or was it in partnership with Universal)? That's a first party funded effort, not some giant cheeseball of tantalising TV franchises. How long historically do these things actually take to get off the ground?


Nintendo land is opening in Japan next year... Not sure elsewhere but people are undecided if Florida will go into the Studios park or a brand new one...


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