London Resort Company Holdings pushes forward on an ambitious $4.2 billion United Kingdom theme park project potentially rivaling Disneyland.
The expansive 872-acre attraction, set to open in the Dartford, borough of Kent, England, could open to visitors by 2023. If the project receives government approval, construction will begin in 2019.
“We are creating a unique entertainment destination offering a scale and quality unprecedented in the United Kingdom where much-loved characters and stores will be brought to life from iconic movies, television, books, electronic gaming and toys,” said Humphrey Percy, chief executive officer, LRCH. “Together we are creating a Global Entertainment Resort without parallel in this country, propelling us into the top ten theme park resorts in the world.”
Paramount Pictures dropped out of the project earlier in the year, meaning Transformers-themed rides and attractions are off the table, but London Resort Company promised globally recognized brands, stories and characters from the world of TV, film, books and games will appear. Developers said the project will move forward without Paramount and at the time, the developer is not looking for a new studio. London Resort Company has licensing agreements with Aardman Animations and BBC, giving it access to franchises like Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Doctor Who and Top Gear.
When open, the park is expected to draw 40,000 visitors a day, and day park passes will likely cost around $75. In addition to more than 50 thrill rides, the park will feature performance venues, retail shops, theaters, dining outlets and more than 4,000 hotel rooms.
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