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Budget:
3.2B
Announced:
08 Oct 2012
Construction Start:
Opening:
2024
Location:
Kent, UK
Area:
353 ha
Developer:
London Resort Company Holdings
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  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    BREAKING:

    THE LONDON RESORT GIVES FIRST LOOK AT “NEXT GENERATION” THEME PARK
    05 Dec 2019

    One of the most sustainable, world-class destinations also reveals ‘six lands’

    The London Resort has revealed new, concept artwork, for the six lands that will be created as the first phase of the 535-acre site, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums. The visuals are the first to be revealed since The London Resort announced its partnerships with the BBC, ITV Studios and, most recently, Paramount Pictures.

    It follows hot on the heels of a partnership announcement with EDF Energy that aims to make The London Resort the most sustainable, major theme park destination in the world. In what is believed to be a first for the global tourism industry, the deal will see The London Resort pursue a Net Zero emissions goal.

    Four visuals have been released, hinting at the “next generation” rides and unique experiences people can expect when the park opens in 2024.

    “We are creating a first-class theme park. A destination that maximises all the new, immersive and interactive technologies and experiences in the world,” said PY Gerbeau, Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH). “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,” continues Gerbeau. “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.”

    Billed as one of the most ambitious theme park projects ever in Europe, the London Resort will be the first European development of its kind to be built from scratch since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992. It will eventually be a two-park resort – the first ‘gate’ will open in 2024 and the second within five years (2029) and it is expected that around 70% of attractions will be undercover.

    The six lands of The London Resort

    The entrance to The London Resort will be via a grand plaza that leads visitors and hotel guests through ‘The High Street’. Full of shops, restaurants, hotels, a Convention Centre and a first-class waterpark.

    Visitors can start their journey in The Studios, a gritty, modern-day warehouse district that practically roars with the exhilarating thrills of big, blockbuster features. A winning combination of explosive action, high-octane car chases and high-stakes espionage.

    Just to the north lies The Woods, an enchanted realm where springtime reigns eternal and the boundary between reality and fantasy dissolves. Here, the young and young-at-heart will be invited to step through the pages of a storybook and embark on adventures that put a fresh spin on beloved bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales.

    From the Woods, the journey continues through the ages into The Kingdom, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery, dragons & legend. This is England as a dark and ancient land, a place of threatening and imposing castles and mystical Arthurian legends.

    To the north lay The Isles, a land of giant creatures, mythical beasts and adventures at the crossroads of imagination and reality. Fantastic jaw dropping architecture will combine with magnificent rides and 21st century technology.

    The past begins to blend with the future in The Jungle. Ancient ruins of a mysterious long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation are seen pushing up through treetops. Here, an overgrown environment, brimming with ancient secrets, surprising discoveries and strange mystical artefacts will be transported to the present by inquisitive explorers – young and old.

    The final land, dedicated to futuristic experiences, alien encounters and big thrill rides, The Starport is a bustling 23rd century landing zone. It will launch visitors into thrilling science-fiction adventures that are out of this world, leaving them mesmerised at things that should be impossible but are not.
    Source: http://londonresort.info/news/the-london-resort-gives-first-look-at-next-generation-theme-park/

  2. Liam19 is offline New User
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    Interesting read!

    http://londonresort.info/

  3. CarlySX is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Radisson Hotel Group have joined the brands involved in the resort. Still don't think it will ever happen.

    Radisson Hotel Group, one of the world’s leading hotel groups, has today (August 14) announced a partnership with The London Resort, a theme park due to open near Dartford in 2024.
    PY Gerbeau, Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), added: “Radisson Hotel Group’s commitment to the resort represents a significant milestone and is testimony to the absolute conviction the team has to deliver this project.

    “We are thrilled they have bought into our vision to create a totally unique entertainment destination and can’t wait to work with their team.

    “Radisson Hotel Group will be bringing films and characters to life in what will be an unforgettable hotel experience and will complement the incredible experiences and attractions Paramount Studios will also be bringing to the resort.”
    Source: https://www.kentlive.news/whats-on/whats-on-news/radisson-hotel-group-open-unforgettable-3209516

  4. Thought the Paramount deal in UK is dead? Well, Paramount officially renewed their partnership with London Resort.

    Source: https://blooloop.com/news/london-resort-py-gerbeau-paramount/


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    Another delay was announced quietly in April

    London Resort Company Holdings, the company behind the proposed tourist attraction, has confirmed its intention today to put back the submission of a planning application for land on the Swanscombe next year.

    Nothing has been said about how this will affect its proposed opening date, which was put back for a fourth time last year to 2023.
    source: https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/multi-billion-pound-theme-park-delayed-again-182238/

  6. Universal are still kinnnndaaa involved but Universal Beijing is their main priority, hence why LRCH are postponing the ”London Resort” hoping they'll agree to a licensing deal.

    If they do not then the project is probably dead

  7. The bad news is Aardman Animations is no longer involved in the delayed London Resort project, becoming the second to be pulled out after Paramount Pictures (in 2017). This means that Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep are no longer going to be part of the children's areas in UK's upcoming London Resort theme park.


    The creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep have pulled out of a deal to be part of a £3.2bn theme park touted as a British rival to Disneyland.

    In 2015, Aardman Animations struck a deal with the company behind the development in Kent, known as the London Resort to potentially turn its characters into themed rides and attractions.

    The theme park project, which has been beset by delays and was originally expected to open this year, started with a tie-up with Paramount Pictures, the Hollywood studio behind blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, Transformers and The Godfather. However, Paramount, which lent its name to the resort, pulled out in 2017.

    London Resort’s memorandum of understanding with Aardman Animations said the deal would “bring a number of the nation’s favourite characters to the resort and introduce them to a whole new international audience”.

    However, a spokeswoman for Aardman told the Guardian the company is “no longer involved with this project”. A spokesman for London Resort Company Holdings said: “The partnerships are under continuous review and when the agreement with Aardman expired both parties decided not to renew the partnership.”
    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/may/01/wallace-and-gromit-creators-aardman-pull-out-of-british-rival-to-disneyland


  8. The news about Fenlon Dunphy quitting is from August 2016, I don't think anything of note has happened for quite a while.
    Thanks to Paramount pulling out this is now a theme park with no theme. They did have some sort of "Hurrah for British Things / Fairytale land" concept knocking round but even that seems to have died a death.
    Going to their own website http://londonresort.info results in a slideshow of tourist/travel stock photos seemingly put together in 1998 and vague talk of regeneration, jobs, jobs again and err.... potential! How about a theme though? The last downloadable documents are from 2015 and still feature Paramount.
    Really, why not stick a monorail in there and have done with it?

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