NEW £2bn London Paramount plans to build theme park
Your inner-child may be about to explode with uncontrollable excitement…
It looks like we’re going to get our very own magical kingdom.
But rather than being built by Disney, it’s Paramount that wants to spend £2bn building a theme park twice the size of Olympic Park. The planners behind the theme park – London Paramount Entertainment Resort – hope to include rides, live shows, music events and carnivals to entertain 50,000 people a day. The park, proposed for Kent, will include nods to Paramount’s most iconic films like Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and The Godfather. Doctor Who fans will be crossing their finger and toes that Paramount will be bringing the goods – Daleks and all.
Also on the cards is a theatre with West End-style shows, along with an indoor water park, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shopping and an art-house style cinema.
Preliminary sketches have been released showing what the park could look like, but a planning application is not expected until next year with doors opening in 2021. Fenlon Dunphy, chief financial officer of London Resort Company Holdings, said: ‘This is going to have a hugely significant impact on the economy – we will dovetail into a lot of the other attractions in the area.’Let’s hope the theme park will also bring Hollywood’s sunny weather.