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£3.5bn theme park dubbed ‘UK Disneyland’ set to open by 2022

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 17, 2017

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A huge theme park costing £3.5 billion could be built in Britain by 2022. London Paramount said it was on track with the project which will feature more than 50 rides and attractions - and a 2,000-seat theatre with West End quality shows.

Areas in the park will be themed around Paramount films and are planned to include a cartoon circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City. Paramount has released such smash hits as Titanic, Forrest Gump and the Michael Bay Transformers films.

London Resort Company Holdings, the group behind the theme park, has recently brought in a group of senior staff to push forward with the project, reports Essex Live. They are confident the plans will be approved when what's known as a development consent order is submitted to the government in November.

Where will the theme park be?

The huge theme park will be in Dartford, Kent.

It will be the first of its kind in the UK and is if all goes to plan could be open by 2022.

It is estimated that it could attract up to 40,000 visitors per day.

Will tickets be expensive?

A full price ticket for one day's entry is currently estimated to cost £57.

What will be at the park?

The 872-acre theme park resort will include rides, rollercoasters, a theatre, retail and food outlets, hotels and a nightclub.

There will no doubt be attractions based on Paramount's big releases, including the Transformers franchise.

What about parking and transport links?

There will be space for 14,000 cars - and some ticket packages are planned to combine travel and entry costs to promote the use of public transport.

The company is also working with railway operators to make sure there is sufficient capacity and is even considering having a boat from central London or Greenwich which will be part of the attraction.

When is building work expected to start?

If the government approves the plans, work could start as soon as 2019 with the park scheduled to open in 2022 – two years later than their original estimate.


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  • Brianstocks  |  March 18 2017, 1:38AM

    Has there been a post code change over night I did not realise Dartford in Kent was now part of the Burton metropolis?

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  • gustus  |  March 17 2017, 8:13PM

    This will certainly be good to know for BURTON job seekers (I don't think) after all Dartford in KENT is only down the road for our locals. Tickets at £57 each and our glorious constant Sunny weather will certainly make it a great success to be certain. Just what Burton needs.

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