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  1. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    According to an article from The Daily Mail, both BBC and ITV are no longer involved in The London Resort because of environmental concerns surrounding the project:

    Yesterday BBC Studios, the commercial ventures arm of the corporation, confirmed it was no longer involved with the project.

    A spokesman said: 'BBC Studios has no commercial agreement in place with London Resort and no current plans to enter into any agreement.

    'We would only consider doing so should there be clear and decisive evidence that the project would have a net positive environmental impact.'

    An ITV spokesman added: 'ITV's arrangement with the London Resort was that we were a potential licensor of one of our children's brands, which was Thunderbirds.

    'We can confirm that ITV no longer has a commercial arrangement with London Resort as the agreement has now ended. This means that Thunderbirds will not be a part of the park.'
    The London Resort’s statement to The Daily Mail regarding this news is the following:

    'Nobody ever said major infrastructure projects were easy or quick. We look forward to delivering the first top tier theme park for the UK.'
    Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10553653/Tiny-spider-just-1cm-long-leads-BBC-ITV-pulling-plans-London-Resort-theme-park.html

  2. It looks as if this might actually be on the road to resolution one way or the other. From what I read, there is now a deadline (15th March) to submit the bid or a very good reason for deferring until June/July. Meetings at the end of March will decide if their are good reasons to defer until June/July, otherwise future meetings considering the bid will be planned on the basis of whatever has been submitted by that date.

    https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/theme-park-bosses-given-final-deadline-261710/

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    I’m pretty sure that Paramount’s involvement at this point would just be licensing their IP for a few rides and that’s about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    If in fact Paramount is still involved in this theme park, they're really trying to hide their involvement. Go 19 seconds into this video and you'll see that Paramount has been scrubbed from the gate:


  4. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    If in fact Paramount is still involved in this theme park, they're really trying to hide their involvement. Go 19 seconds into this video and you'll see that Paramount has been scrubbed from the gate:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Wow new concept art just released by The London Resort:



    Here's concept art from almost the exact same angle showing an earlier design: https://www.themeparx.com/the-london-resort-paramount-park-london/?p=24226#post24226

    Hopefully 2022 will be a progressive year for this project!

    Source: https://twitter.com/LondonResort/status/1477066791855656960
    I'm still doubtful of this project but also very hopeful. Hopefully this new timescale works out. This year should be full of a lot of news.

  6. They really seem to be dragon their feet getting this park underway.

  7. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Wow new concept art just released by The London Resort:



    Here's concept art from almost the exact same angle showing an earlier design: https://www.themeparx.com/the-london-resort-paramount-park-london/?p=24226#post24226

    Hopefully 2022 will be a progressive year for this project!

    Source: https://twitter.com/LondonResort/status/1477066791855656960

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    London Resort Company Holdings' in-house design division, London Resort Design Group, has launched a dedicated website: http://www.londonresort.design

    The new website says "The London Resort is currently finalizing its DCO application in preparation for groundbreaking 2022 and an opening date of 2025." For a long time The London Resort has remained firm on a 2024 opening but this is the first I'm seeing them confirm that it has been pushed to 2025. Even the main official website (https://londonresort.info/the-project/) still says "Provided our DCO application is granted, works will start in 2022, with a view to the London Resort opening in 2024" so hopefully that'll be updated soon.

    Source: http://www.londonresort.design/the-project/

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    New press release saying that work will start in 2022, they don't have the planning premission yet do they? Did I miss something?

    It has been confirmed that work on The London Resort, a huge new theme park in the UK, is to begin in 2022.

    The £2.5bn project has been likened to Disneyland. It is set to be the largest theme park in Europe since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992.
    Source: https://interpark.co.uk/work-to-commence-on-the-london-resort-in-2022/

  10. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    An update to the post prior to this:

    Despite London Resort Hotels' "partner agent", Farrbury Capital Partners, removing all mention of "Paramount" from their website (https://www.farrbury.com/), they have now stated the following:

    Paramount are still in the current line up of IP partners, including ITV, BBC, Radisson and some very exciting names to be released in the near future.
    So if Farrbury is correct, the removal of Paramount's name and logo plus it no longer being involved in the hotel is happening for another reason. Perhaps Paramount wants to distance themselves from this project publicly until it gains more traction.

    At the end of my last post, I mentioned concept art for the park's potential Dinotopia area shown in The London Resort's investment brochure on the Farrbury website. Well, here's the investment brochure: https://www.farrbury.com/Brochure/ThemeParkHotels_EquityBrochure.pdf and here's that Dinotopia concept art:



    The concept art is unfortunately cropped a little bit but it's another interesting look at what could be an area at The London Resort. Based on Paramount Park Kunming's Environmental Impact Report, the water ride depicted in the concept art will be named 'Thunder Falls' and will believe it or not be manufactured by Premier Rides, but of course everything is subject to change and unofficial.

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