Take Me There: ???????? 8/10
To anyone who loves British movies and that distinct British humour you find in British movies, here’s great news for you.
The UK is getting its own kind of Disneyland created by film company Paramount.
At a whopping £3.5 billion estimated price tag for construction, the park looks to be nothing short of amazing, and will feature many of the iconic films Paramount has produced – from Titanic and Forrest Gump, over to The Godfather, Braveheart, and Iron Man.
The 872-acre theme park will be located in Dartford, Kent and as Disneyland will feature attractions based on the films, as well as rides inspired by BBC Worldwide and Aardman Animations. For those not in the know, these include Wallace and Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, and Chicken Run – some of the funniest animations of our time, imho.
The area will be divided into Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount, and Entertainment City, and whilst we don’t yet have details over what these will entail, they certainly sound exciting.
If rides make you a little woozy, the park will also feature other attractions including a theatre, cafes and restaurants, shops, hotels, and a nightclub (?!). Similar to the famous daily Disneyland parade, there will also be a “Paramount and Friends Carnival” every afternoon, as well as a show every evening.
The venue is expecting to welcome up to 40,000 visitors every day, and at £57 for a day ticket, will probably make some happy profits too.
It may be too early to get all happy though, as plans for the park are yet to be approved, according to Essex Live Reports.
If the plans are approved by the Government, construction will likely start in 2019, and the first guests will be welcomed in 2022.
See you there?
And if movies aren’t your thing – have you heard of the Japanese spa theme park?