First pictures revealed of the £3.5 billion 'UK Disneyland'

First pictures revealed of the £3.5 billion 'UK Disneyland'

The first images of The London Resort, a multi-billion pound project that's been dubbed the 'UK Disneyland' due to open in 2024, have just been revealed.

The 535-acre site is meant to be situated at the Swanscombe Peninsula near Dartford, with construction starting in 2021.  The park will be split into seven distinct zones or 'islands', and also boast 3,500 hotel rooms and a variety of bars and restaurants, along with the theme park attractions.

An image of the London Resort. Credit: The London Resort

The London Resort's official site describes the project as: "One of the largest construction projects across Europe. 30,000 people and a multi-billion pound investment will transform seven million square meters of land, on the banks of the Thames, into one of the largest, immersive experience centers in the world."

It adds that it will be: "Three times larger than any other park in the UK. Two theme parks and a resort water park will be set over 535 acres, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums. A bespoke entertainment district, including the provision of 3,500 hotel rooms, will be devoted to a full suite of hospitality experiences. There will be something for every generation and food and drink for every taste."

An image of the London Resort. Credit: The London Resort

The entrance to the resort will be a large plaza, which takes visitors into the Studios which will show blockbuster films. After that comes 'The Woods', describes as: "an enchanted realm where springtime reigns eternal and the boundary between reality and fantasy dissolves."

After that is 'The Kingdom', which is inspired by British myths and the legends of King Arthur. There's also 'The Jungle', which resembles the ancient ruins of a long-lost civilization, and 'Starport', a futuristic zone based on science-fiction movies.

Commenting on the project in a statement made to Construction Inquirer, chief executive of London Resort Company Holdings PY Gerbeau stated: "We are creating a first-class theme park. A destination that maximizes 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."

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He added: "We have three guidelines we work to when it comes to developing attractions. Number one is innovation. We're not here to copy what's been done before even if it has been successful. Number two is relevance. We need to consider that the customers of today will not be the customers of 2024. And the third is flexibility. We need to create a park that can evolve and adapt easily."