Jump to content



Photo

'Disneyland rival' plan for Kent Paramount Pictures theme park

news theme park

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 +djdanster

djdanster

    Neowin elite

  • 3,200 posts
  • Joined: 28-October 08
  • Location: England, Great Britain
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Samsung Galaxy S4 White Frost

Posted 08 October 2012 - 17:49

Posted Image


A £2bn entertainment resort which would aim to rival Disneyland Paris could be built in north Kent.
Developers have been granted a licence from Paramount Pictures to use its name on a resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula, near Dartford.
The scheme has been offered "support" by Dartford and Gravesham borough councils.
The site's developer, London Resort Company Holdings, is now looking for further investment for the project.
It estimates the park, which would be based on a former cement works, would create up to 27,000 jobs.

Read More:
http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-kent-19867695



#2 theyarecomingforyou

theyarecomingforyou

    Tiger Trainer

  • 16,290 posts
  • Joined: 07-August 03
  • Location: Terra Prime Profession: Jaded Sceptic
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Galaxy Note 3 with Galaxy Gear

Posted 08 October 2012 - 18:51

This is exactly the sort of project we should be seeing to kick start the economy. I'm a huge fan of Disneyland Paris and would love to see a serious rival to it, especially in the UK. I really hope they get the go ahead.

#3 Alladaskill17

Alladaskill17

    Neowinian Senior

  • 5,430 posts
  • Joined: 21-July 05

Posted 08 October 2012 - 18:56

I'm obviously no expert but that figure seems so low for a large theme park.. compared to football stadium costs.

#4 theyarecomingforyou

theyarecomingforyou

    Tiger Trainer

  • 16,290 posts
  • Joined: 07-August 03
  • Location: Terra Prime Profession: Jaded Sceptic
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Galaxy Note 3 with Galaxy Gear

Posted 08 October 2012 - 19:15

I'm obviously no expert but that figure seems so low for a large theme park.. compared to football stadium costs.


The London Olympic Stadium cost £0.5bn, while all the Olympic venues put together cost £1.1bn. If you combine that with the infrastructure costs then it amounts to £2.9bn, according to this article. I think it's fair to assume that a theme park will cost less than the total construction cost of the London 2012 Olympics. It's worth noting that £2bn is an awful lot of money, despite all the articles people have read about bank bailouts and budget deficits.

#5 vetneufuse

neufuse

    Neowinian Senior

  • 16,759 posts
  • Joined: 16-February 04

Posted 08 October 2012 - 19:30

Disney world cost about $331 million to buy land and build.. that was just the original part not the vast park it is today... todays cost that is ~$1.652 billion!
Disney land cost about $17 million to build in 1955 today that would be ~$141 million

#6 Steve B.

Steve B.

    Neowinian British One

  • 5,699 posts
  • Joined: 12-January 09
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • OS: Windows 8.1
  • Phone: Apple iPhone 4S

Posted 08 October 2012 - 20:58

This excites me, as a massive rollercoaster fanatic I can't wait for this to be opened!

#7 Growled

Growled

    Neowinian Senior

  • 41,508 posts
  • Joined: 17-December 08
  • Location: USA

Posted 08 October 2012 - 22:16

That looks like a whole lotta fun. :)

#8 Kenji

Kenji

    Rather Fruity..

  • 1,197 posts
  • Joined: 15-November 06
  • Location: .uk

Posted 29 December 2012 - 04:50

Forgive the bump, I have just discovered these plans on the save dreamland forum. I really hope this goes to plan, seeing as I live a 30 min walk from the site, it would mean such great things for the area.

Does anyone know anymore info about it? guessing not, but you never know.