London Resort: First images of huge £35billion UK theme park reveal six islands and thrill rides

London Resort: First images of huge £35billion UK theme park reveal six islands and thrill rides

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 1:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 1:25 pm

The first images of a huge new UK theme park have been released - and it looks set to be every thrill-seekers dream.

The theme park, named the London Resort, will feature six islands based on popular children’s TV shows such as Thunderbirds and Robozuna.

£3.5billion theme park

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The first images of a huge new UK theme park have been released - and it looks set to be every thrill-seekers dream

The £3.5billion theme park is set to open in Swanscombe, Kent in 2024, with ITV bosses signing a multi-million pound deal in order to be part of the project.

Developers have also signed partnerships with BBC Worldwide and the British Film Institute, with BBC shows expected to feature at the theme park including Doctor Who and Sherlock.

Sprawling 535-acres, this theme park is set to open on the site of a former cement works, and will be the first development of its kind in Europe to be built from scratch since the Disneyland Paris opened in 1992.

The entrance to the resort is planned to be via a grand plaza that leads hotel guests and visitors through ‘The High Street’, filled with shops, restaurants, hotels and a waterpark.

The theme park, named the London Resort, will feature six islands based on popular children’s TV shows such as Thunderbirds and Robozuna.

Visitors can then head to the six ‘islands’ of The Studio, The Isles, The Kingdom, The Woods, The Jungle and Starport - where a journey awaits in each one.

The project is set to eventually be a two park resort, with the first opening in 2024 and the second expected in 2029.

First impression images

The first artist impressions of the theme park were revealed on Twitter, with a post from The London Resort stating: “The wait is over! Take a first look at the concept artwork & the six lands coming to The London Resort @Blooloop, hinting at the next generation rides and unique experiences you can expect. Find out more about the upcoming journey here londonresort.info/news/ #blooloopLIVE”

The London Resort said: “The project will be one of the largest construction projects across Europe.

"A multi-billion pound investment will transform seven million square meters of land, on the banks of the Thames, into one of the largest, immersive experience centres in the world.

“When complete, it will be three times larger than any other park in the UK. Two theme parks and a resort water park will be set over 535 acres, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums.

“A bespoke entertainment district, including the provision of 3,500 hotel rooms, will be devoted to a full-suite of hospitality experiences.

“There will be something for every generation and food and drink for every taste.”