A massive new theme park dubbed the UK version of Disneyland is on course to open in 2023 - and it would be built less than three hours away from Burton.

It would have rides, rollercoasters, a theatre, retail and food outlets, hotels and a nightclub - and would be built on an 872-acre site.

This means that the hundreds of families from Burton will no longer jet off to Paris or California each year to enjoy the relentless entertainment provided by Disney.

The developers of the UK's £3.2 billion theme park have proposed that it will include dozens of attractions and rides as well as a 2,000-seat theatre to accommodate West End shows.

What the theme park might look like
What the theme park might look like

But don't start planning your trip just yet. It is still an old landfill site in the Swanscombe Peninsula.

It had been thought the project would be part of a deal with Hollywood studio Paramount but this has fallen through. Those behind the park have since announced a new partner, Intercontinental Hotel Group, which would operate the more than 3,500 hotel rooms on the site.

And what had been going to be called Paramount London has since be rebranded as The London Resort - even though the site is some distance outside the capital.

London Resort Company Holdings is behind the mammoth project, set to create 27,000 jobs, and group CEO Humphrey Percy has said previously the company wanted to promote the resort as a "part of a London experience".

The group expects to submit a planning application in the spring.

Where would the theme park be?

The huge theme park would be built in Dartford, Kent, reports Kent Live .

It would be the first of its kind in the UK and it has now been forecast that it could be open by 2023, although this is quite speculative at the moment.

Estimates suggest the attraction could tempt up to 40,000 visitors per day.

The park was expected to be inspired by Paramount films as well as productions from the BBC and Aardman Animations, the home of Wallace and Grommit. However, other deals may now be in the pipeline.

Will tickets be expensive?

A full-price ticket for one day's entry is currently estimated to cost £57. That said, again, it is very early days.

What would be at the park?

The 872-acre theme park resort would include rides, rollercoasters, a theatre, retail and food outlets, hotels and a nightclub, 872 acres is about the size of 450 football pitches. That is a lot of football pitches.

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What about parking and transport links?

There would be space for 14,000 cars and ticket packages that would combine travel and entry costs to promote the use of public transport.

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

When is building work expected to start?

If the Government approves the company's plans, building work could start as soon as next year with the park scheduled to open in 2023. This is three years later than their original estimate. Don't hold your breath, folks.