Okay, stay calm, don’t panic, but we have some new images of the Disneyland-style resort coming to London!
A few years ago, it was announced that London—well, okay, north Kent—was getting its very own Hollywood-esque, Disneyland-style theme park. We have watched from the sidelines as countless other cities across the world have welcomed these amusement parks, and it’s finally our turn.
Some exciting new images of this magical kingdom have been released, and we’re in for a real treat by the looks of things!
The newly unveiled ‘Base Camp’, an entire land dedicated to dinosaurs, adventure, and the world of palaeontology, will be located in the north west corner of the Resort. It will include two rollercoasters, a large multi-media live stage show experience, an advanced simulator attraction, immersive fine dining, and a play area that encourages younger aspiring palaeontologists to climb, dig and tunnel their way across the excavation site to discover the ancient creatures.
PY Gerbeau, CEO of London Resort Company Holdings, explains: “Base Camp’s design is based on a philosophy of what an actual, modern day, prehistorical nature reserve might look like. There will be thrills, spills and high energy rides combined with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures ever to walk the earth.”
The oldest major Hollywood studio in existence, Paramount Pictures, will be bringing The London Resort to life, alongside the BBC and ITV Studios. They have promised us immersive, next-generation attractions and it is expected to open in 2024. I guess good things come to those who wait…
These aerial images offer a glimpse at some of the attractions we’ll surely be enjoying when it opens. It looks like there’ll be a water log ride, a fairground with a carousel, a helter skelter, nearly a dozen rollercoasters, and lots and lots of castles. The resort will have six different themed lands that will be created on this 535-acre site – the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums! The following visuals offer a sneak peek into the The London Resort and we are beyond thrilled with the results.
We can expect to enter The London Resort via a grand plaza, leading us through ‘The High Street’ of shops, restaurants, hotels and a first-class waterpark! West End-style theatre shows, nightclubs, bars, and an art-house style cinema will also be found in the park.
Continue your journey in ‘The Studios’ – a gritty, modern-day warehouse district roaring with huge, blockbuster features. Expect only the best Hollywood movies, from explosive action and high-octane car chases to nail-biting espionage.
Wander north and you’ll find yourself in ‘The Woods’ – an enchanted realm where springtime reigns eternal and the boundary between reality and fantasy dissolves. Step through the pages of a storybook and embark on adventures that put a fresh spin on the fairy tales that we all know and love. Then, discover ‘The Kingdom’, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery and dragons, or ‘The Isles’, a land of giant creatures and mythical beasts!
You can even become an explorer in ‘The Jungle’. This is where ancient ruins of a mysterious long-lost civilisation are seen pushing through the overgrown treetops…
Finally, you’ll find yourself in the ‘The Starport’ – dedicated to futuristic experiences, alien encounters and big thrill rides. This 23rd-century zone will launch you into thrilling science-fiction adventures!
While most themed rides are still in the planning phase, The Resort has confirmed that everyone’s favourite childhood show – ‘Thunderbirds’, will be turned into an attraction! Paramount Pictures also own the rights to Mission Impossible, Star Trek and the Italian Job – more than enough inspiration for any rollercoaster designer, we reckon.
Frankly, we’re struggling to contain our excitement, 2024 can’t come soon enough. Check The London Resort website for updates.
In other exciting news, a Disney-inspired candlelight concert is coming to London.
Also published on Medium.