THE LONDON Resort amusement park, known as the Disneyland of the United Kingdom, has delayed its opening date, attracting a great deal of attention.
The £2.5 billion project was first announced in 2012, with hopes to open in 2019.
However, it has been hampered by delays caused by the pandemic, disagreements with locals and wildlife protection laws.
In November, part of the area was designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to several rare species in the area.
London Resort boss Py Gerbeau has confirmed that construction will begin next year – however, it has since been revealed that the opening date has been pushed from 2024 to 2025.
Even so, he has said before: “For all the protesters and scaremongers, London Resort is continuing as planned.”
Along with the announcement on the resort’s Twitter account, owners gave a host of other updates, as well as an artist’s impression of a new part of the venue.
It shows a fire-breathing dragon atop a huge castle surrounded by turrets in scenes reminiscent of Game of Thrones.
Lava appeared to be flowing down the sides of the bricks while arrows darted out of the greenery and crowds gathered at the base.
The image is attached with a new “work in progress” list for 2021 and the upcoming year.
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“Update DCO [development consent order] docs, revised opening date to 2025, partnering with visionary and dynamic IP brands, continuing to design cutting-edge unique experiences, appreciate all the support, take care ‘hic sunt dracones’ (among other things). Brought in 2022,” it reads.
“Hic sunt dracones”, which means “these are dragons” in Latin, further hints at what could be.
The London Resort has yet to be approved by the government but owners hope to get it approved by the end of the year after submitting a 25,000-page proposal by the end of 2020.
Once completed, it will be three times larger than any other theme park in the UK – spanning a whopping 535 acres, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadium.
Located between Gravesend and Dartford, Kent, it will also be the largest fully invested brand new theme park in Europe since Disneyland Paris in 1992.
In partnership with BBC Studios, ITV and Paramount, the park will be divided into six different themed lands, along with a water park, three hotels and a shopping mall.
For all the naysayers and expectations, the London Resort is going ahead, as planned.
This includes The Studios, a warehouse complex with blockbuster movies, fairy tale land The Woods, and King Arthur-themed The Kingdom.
There will also be a futuristic land and a Jungle themed land.
Earlier in the year, plans were revealed for one of the lands that would be dedicated to dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures.
Called Base Camp, will feature two roller coasters, one of which will be the fastest in Europe reaching speeds in excess of 70 mph.
The second roller coaster ride will be a family-friendly ride, with a much more relaxed experience, while the evening ride will use technology to show guests how to interact with dinosaurs while on a mission science service.
Also on the grounds will be a 1,500-person live theatrical experience and an “active digging site” where guests can try paleontology by digging for dinosaur fossils, as well as wall climbing and climbing. wire.
The London Resort will eventually be a two-park resort, with a second park slated for 2029.
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