Thrill seekers assemble, we’re finally getting our very own equivalent to Disneyland in the UK.
The new £3.5 billion theme park was first announced a while back but now, new details of what we can actually expect from it has been revealed. The London Resort will be made up of 535-acres, which to put in to perspective is the size of 136 Wembley Stadiums. Huge.
While it is already being described as the British take on Disneyland, the theme park actually has no relation to the company and is its own entity. Instead, it has partnered with the BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures.
So what can we expect? Well, for starters, the giant theme park will offer six different lands for visitors: The High Street, The Studios, The Woods, The Isles, The Jungle and The Starport. Each will have its own unique offering.
For example The High Street, which serves as a gateway to the theme park, will include restaurants, hotels and an impressive waterpark. At The Studios, powered by Paramount Pictures, visitors will experience ‘exhilarating thrills of big, blockbuster features’ such as ‘explosive action, high-octane car chases and high-stakes espionage.’ Meanwhile in The Jungle, they’ll discover an ‘ancient secrets, surprising discoveries and strange mystical artefacts.’
If you’re a Star Wars fans, The Starport will be the place for you, while small children will love The Woods, where they will be met with all sorts of enchanting experiences and endless rides.
However, we’re going to have to wait a while before we can plan our trips to the new theme park as sadly the part isn’t set to open until at least 2024. That’s another four years!
But we do know that it will be located in Swanscombe, Peninsula, which is just a short 17 minute train ride away from London’s King Cross St Pancras.