A gigantic $6 billion theme park is coming to London in 2024

Dec 11 2019, 12:55 pm

A massive new theme park is set to open near London in 2024.

The London Resort will contain two parks across a 535-acre property and will be constructed on the Swanscombe Peninsula near Dartford.

Two hundred acres will be designated to rides and experiences as well as a “bespoke entertainment district” dedicated to a full range of hospitality experiences, including 3,500 hotel rooms, according to a press release.

It was also announced that around 70% of the attractions would be undercover.

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The resort partnered with British television broadcaster ITV Studios and, most recently, Paramount Pictures to see “world-famous content and characters transformed into unique attractions in what will be one of the largest, immersive experiences resorts in the world.”

The project has already seen millions of Pounds worth of investments and is set to be one of the biggest construction projects in all of Europe. 

Only a 17-minute commute from London, the resort will create more than 30,000 jobs while also providing billions of pounds to UK plc, a public limited company part of the broader economy of the United Kingdom.

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The site also recently announced a partnership with EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, as well as a significant leader in providing energy solutions.

The collaboration vies to make The London Resort “one of the most sustainable major theme park destinations in the world.”

The hopes are that the deal will contribute to The London Resort’s goal for net zero emissions.

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The £3.5 billion ($6 billion CAD) theme park is reported to be one of the most ambitious theme park projects to ever occur in Europe. It is also the first development of its kind in Europe to be constructed entirely from the ground up since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992, Kent Live reports.

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“We have three guidelines we work to when it comes to developing attractions,” said PY Gerbeau, Chief Executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) in a statement. “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.”

The first ‘gate’ of the park is anticipated to open in 2024, with the second set to open hopefully within five years (2029).