London’s new theme park, The London Resort, is a £3.5billion project set to first open in 2024, with more features opening through until its expected completion date in 2029. The first images have recently been released and here are some ideas of what visitors can expect.
1. Features of The London Resort
The London Resort will be spread across a 535-acre site in Kent, South England, and will be the first European development of its kind to be built from scratch since the opening of Disneyland Paris in 1992. The concept artwork for site shows six separate areas or ‘lands’, featuring a Union-Jack designed dome, a Disney-esque castle with fireworks and a Paramount Pictures entrance, as well as hotels, a convention centre and a waterpark. The six lands include the following:
The London Resort has released new aerial concept art for the proposed park. They has now completed public consultation and are ready to submit a Development Consent order. #themeparks #londonresort pic.twitter.com/9C9M4FpohA— Expedition Theme Park (@ExpThemePark) October 12, 2020
- The Studio, ‘a gritty, modern-day warehouse district’ inspired by blockbuster films
- The Woods, ‘an enchanted realm’ of bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales
- The Kingdom, an immersive realm of ‘swords, sorcery, dragons and legend’
- The Isles, a land of giant creatures, mythical beasts and adventures
- The Jungle, with ancient ruins of an ancient Mesoamerican civilisation
- The Starport, a 23rd-century landing zone that ‘will launch visitors into thrilling science-fiction adventures’
2. Sustainability and a new type of destination
The London Resort plans to be the most sustainable major theme park destination in the world, and is partnering with EDF Energy in its aim to have net zero emissions. PY Gerbeau, chief executive of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), stated that the company had three goals when developing the park; to make it innovative, relevant and flexible. He stated, ‘We are creating a first-class theme park’, continuing, ‘A destination that maximises all the new, immersive and interactive technologies and experiences in the world. But we won’t just be creating a world class leisure destination, it will also be one of the most sustainable theme parks on the planet.’ ‘We’re not here to copy what’s been done before even if it has been successful’, he concluded.
The first pictures of £3.5 Billion “UK Disneyland” have been revealed! 😮— JustTravel (@JustTraveI) December 6, 2019
The London Resort has six islands and is scheduled to open in 2024! pic.twitter.com/eOkOgFAi0b