First look at huge new £3.5 billion theme park opening near Essex

News at Williams & Donovan | 05/12/2019


Brand new pictures of the futuristic London resort theme park have been released.
The concept park has partnerships with Paramount Pictures, the BBC and ITV studios and will open in five years time.

It is set to feature six islands across a 535 acre site located near Dartford on the Swanscombe Peninsula, and will begin construction in 2021.

Bosses have set their sights on making the resort the most sustainable theme park in the world, with new partnerships with EDF Energy, reported KentLive . They have set a target of achieving a Net Zero carbon emissions goal.

The new pictures released today, (Thursday, December 5), reveal what the “next generation” rides will look like.

It has been hailed as one of Europe’s most ambitious theme park projects ever, the first site of its kind on the continent since Disney Land Paris opened in 1992.

What will be there? 

The London Resort will eventually become two parks, with the first one opening in 2024, followed by the second in 2029.

Current plans expect 70 per cent of attractions will be under cover.

Hotel guests and visitors are welcomed via a grand plaza, before reaching a High Street featuring restaurants, shops, hotels, a convention centre and a waterpark.

Then, visitors have the option of visiting The Studios, a gritty, modern-day warehouse district that will be showing big blockbusters.

Further north, The Woods are a mystical area where it remains springtime all year and fantasy abounds.

The journey continues through the ages into The Kingdom, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery, dragons and legend.

North of the Kingdom lies The Isles, where mythical beasts, giant creatures roam the land of adventure.

The Jungle is another area for visitors to explore, featuring a mysterious long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation pushing up through the treetops.

The final land is dedicated to 23rd century experiences, alien encounters and big thrill rides.

The Star Port will launch visitors into thrilling sci-fi adventures that are out of this world.

'It will also be one of the most sustainable theme parks on the planet.'

 PY Gerbeau, chief executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) said: "We are creating a first-class theme park.

"A destination that maximises all the new, immersive and interactive technologies and experiences in the world.

“But we won’t just be creating a world class leisure destination, it will also be one of the most sustainable theme parks on the planet.

“We have three guidelines we work to when it comes to developing attractions.

“Number one is innovation.

"We’re not here to copy what’s been done before even if it has been successful.

"Number two is relevance. 

"We need to consider that the customers of today will not be the customers of 2024.

"And the third is flexibility. We need to create a park that can evolve and adapt easily.”