An exciting project to build a theme park in the UK has entered its next phase of development.
The massive £2.5 billion project will be near Essex and once completed,it will be the largest theme park resort constructed in Europe since the opening of Disneyland Paris.
As well as a gigantic theme park Included in the London Resort will include a hotel complex, convention centre, water park and space for a second theme park planned to open after the first one.
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And for the thrill seekers, the £2.5 billion scheme will offer one of the continent’s fastest rollercoasters, reaching speeds of over 70mph, forming part of a huge ‘world’ dedicated to dinosaurs.
Glasgow Live reports that its super-fast rollercoaster is to be called Quetzalcoatlus after a prehistoric creature, and is intended to recreate the animal’s typical flight path by staying low to the ground, zipping across treetops, skimming water and bursting through rocky canyons.
There will be something for the whole family as the theme park is said to have rides based on BBC, ITV shows and Paramount films.
Whilst based over the River Thames in Kent, The London Resort will also include infrastructure in Tilbury, Essex, on the north side of the river.
After years of set-backs, the Kent-based park entered the pre-procurement phase this week.
This means they’re looking for potential suppliers for the project to register their interest in an online form.
(Image: The London Resort)
In January the plans were accepted for full examination by the Government – and now the project has entered the pre-procurement phase, meaning potential suppliers are being asked to register their interest, Kent Live reports.
The developers say the resort presents a huge opportunity for “a wide range of local, regional and national businesses” and the park could generate £50 billion of gross economic activity (GVA) for the UK in its first 25 years.
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What will the London Resort offer?
The resort will be one of the largest construction projects across Europe.
Those behind the plans claim it will be one of the largest and most immersive experience centres anywhere in the world, and these are some of the things we can expect:
Two theme parks with themed rides and attractions, entertainment venues, retail and dining
Four hotels with up to 3,550 rooms, including one Water Park hotel
Retail, dining and entertainment outside the park gates with Conferention Centre (i.e. Conference and Convention Centre) and an eSports Centre
Car parking on the Swanscombe Peninsula and at Tilbury in Thurrock
A Park and Glide facility at Tilbury, with river transport infrastructure on both sides of the Thames, including floating jetty and ferry terminals
A new access road between the A2 Ebbsfleet junction and the London Resort
Improved local transport links, including a network of pedestrian and cycle routes and enhanced public transport services
Habitat creation and enhancement and public access
Utilities, security and safety provisions
Up to 500 homes for London Resort workers
- Rides based on BBC, ITV shows and Paramount films