‘UK Disneyland’: £3.5bn Paramount London Entertainment Resort Plans Revealed

Illustrations have been revealed of a new £3.5bn new theme park set to open in the UK.

The Paramount London Entertainment Resort will open in 2021, and is expected to attract 40,000 visitors a day to its entertainment and leisure facilities. The 872-acre park, which has London in its titles but will be in north Kent, will cost £57 for a full-priced day ticket and be the first of its kind in the UK, according to the company. The vast project has been dubbed ‘UK Disneyland’ by fans.

Entertainment London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) and its parent Kuwaiti European Holding Group (KEH), the comapny’s behind the project, say the theme park will boast hotels, restaurants and bars. The project will also offer visitors ‘West End style’ shows, an art-house cinema which could showcase Paramount films or BBC and Aardman productions, nightclubs, ponds and canals, a conference and event space that could host music and sporting events, as well as one of the largest indoor water parks in Europe. Rides and attractions are set to be inspired by Paramount films, including Titanic, Iron Man and Top Gun.

The huge park, which will be in Swanscombe Peninsula, Kent, will be split into themed zones, such as Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City, according to The Telegraph. World-class entertainment The park was originally proposed to open in 2018, but had to be delayed due to an apparent accounting error. It is now due to open to the public in 2021, with further rides opening in 2022. In a February press release, CEO of London Resort Company Holdings Humphrey Percy said: “After many months of review, revision and reappraisal we have a robust business plan for building a world-class entertainment resort in the UK and are ready to push forward.” “We are working closely with the local authorities, landowners and local community, as well as our other stakeholders, to deliver a global destination attraction.”

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