Disney’s new £3.5bn theme park planned for just outside London, UK has moved a step closer to being built, after announcing a public consultation on their plans this coming summer.
The London Resort, to be built on 535 acres of land on a former cement works in Swanscombe, Kent, is expected to open in 2024.
The eventual plans will see this complex become home to a two park resort, with the first park opening in 2024 and the second expected in 2029 – a decade from now.
Once the park comes to fruition, it will be THREE times larger than any other park in the UK, with around 70% of the attractions undercover to cope with the unpredictable English weather.
The resort will comprise of six different lands, influenced by its partnerships with the BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures.
“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.”
Visitors will start their journey in ‘The Studios’, a gritty, modern-day warehouse district with blockbuster action movie features, including high-octane car chases and high-stakes espionage.
Just to the north lies ‘The Woods’, an enchanted realm that puts a fresh spin on well-known bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales.
Next to the Woods is ‘The Kingdom’, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery, dragons & legend based on legends from King Arthur’s England.
Then there is ‘The Isles’, a land of giant creatures, mythical beasts and adventures on high-tech rides & ‘The Jungle’ which features ancient ruins of a mysterious long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation to keep young explorers occupied.
The final land called ‘The Starport’ is a 23rd century landing zone dedicated to futuristic experiences, alien encounters and science-fiction rides.
So, what do you make of these latest plans? Will a UK Disney be enough to prevent the trip to Walt Disney World or is it an itch that it won’t quite scratch?
Let us know in the comments!