UK set for Paramountland Kent?
It might not have the same ring to it as Disneyland Paris, but Paramount have nevertheless unveiled plans for a new £2 billion theme park to be situated around the Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent, a 17 minute train journey from London.
Set to occupy 872-acres of brownfield site and create up to 27,000 jobs, the “world-class entertainment destination” is expected to take six years to build.
Project leader Tony Sefton of development company London Resort Company Holdings explained that the next twelve to eighteen months would be spent progressing with the planning application process, but that Paramount were already seeing encouraging support and an appetite for investment. Not that this is Best for Economics or anything.
While the current plans show the venue — expected to be twice the size of the Olympic Park, should it get the go-ahead — to include Europe’s largest indoor water park, cinemas, restaurants, event spaces and hotels, there is currently no indication as to what attractions the site might hold, although a similar upcoming Spanish resort is known to boast Titanic and Mission: Impossible themed rides.
What Paramount properties would you like to see given the reverse-Pirates of the Caribbean treatment? Star Trek? Friday the 13th? Tintin? Part of me is already queuing for How To Train Your Dragon 4D.