Everything you need to know about UK Disneyland, Kent
Get ready for Disneyland England. Kent will become home to our very own mega-budget theme park in 2023
But, after £3.2 billion and by 2023 we will have our very own version of Disneyland, right here in the UK.
What is UK Disneyland? The London Resort Theme Park
Despite being dubbed Disneyland UK, it's is actually not affiliated with Disney. Instead the new theme park comes courtesy of London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), who are leading the multi-billion pound development. It will be called The London Resort, despite not actually being in London. But the Swanscombe Peninsula site in Dartford, Kent is just a 17-minute train ride away from St Pancras station.
'The London Resort is a first for the UK,' says Humphrey Percy, CEO of the development company. 'Together we are creating a Global Entertainment Resort without parallel in this country, propelling us into the top ten theme park resorts in the world. We are combining an investment of £3.2bn, just 17 minutes from the top tourist City destination in the world, alongside globally recognised brands, stories and characters from the world of television, film, books and games.'
If all goes to plan the new theme park will open by 2023.
Set over 872 acres, it will be a gargantuan attraction – bringing a 2,000 seat theatre and over 50 rides arranged into 'zones', each of which sounds like a superhero feature film (Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Action Square, etc). It will boast Europe's largest water park (all indoor, to insure against the Great British weather) and an on-site hotel with 3,500 rooms.
Rumour also has it that there will be rides inspired by BBC Worldwide shows and Aardman Animations. So we could be queuing for a Wrong Trousers Wallace and Gromit roller coaster or a Dr Who Tardis ride.
Full price tickets to the park are predicted to be around £57.