Britain's '£5 Billion Disneyland' is set to open in 2024

Britain's '£5 Billion Disneyland' is set to open in 2024

The UK's answer to Disneyland is set to have its grand opening in 2024 after a deal was finally signed with Paramount Pictures, two years after initial talks of a partnership collapsed.

It is believed that the studio pulled out over a disagreement over image rights to some of its major movies.

The upcoming theme park - officially called the London Resort - will include attractions based on some of Hollywood's best-loved blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible, The Godfather, A Quiet Place, and The Italian Job.

Costing an estimated £5 billion, the 872-acre park is set to be built on Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent between Gravesend and Dartford. The scale and theming of the attraction have led many people to dub it the UK's answer to 'Disneyland'.

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ITV has also signed a multi-million-pound deal to be part of the exciting new project. The park will reportedly feature rides based on the network's kids' TV shows including Thunderbirds and Robozuna.

The London Resort Credit: The London Resort

Furthermore, a partnership with the BBC has also been formed, with attractions centering around their most popular series - including Doctor Who, Top Gear, and Sherlock - expected to make an appearance.

'The new partnership with Paramount is fantastic news for everyone," PY Gerbeau, chief executive of the resort told Kent Online. "Now the best of Hollywood will be joining the best of British from BBC Studios and ITV Studios, to create amazing and unique experiences for the whole family."

The London Resort Credit: The London Resort

"I am delighted to join The London Resort and to play my part in helping to create a world-class destination to rival all others," he added. "Central to that strategy is to partner with the best brands from across TV, film, music and entertainment. Having Paramount on board is a major step towards realising that ambition."

Boasting a 2,000-seat theatre, over 50 rides and attractions and a huge nightclub, the park - dubbed Britain's Disneyland - is sure to attract thousands of visitors a day.

Credit: London Paramount

"The London Resort represents a truly global resort opportunity and we're delighted to be playing our part in bringing iconic movies to life in truly immersive experiences and rides," Kevin Suh, president of themed entertainment and consumer products for Paramount Pictures said. "We're also delighted, as the most iconic studio in Hollywood, to be sharing our unparalleled catalogue of instantly recognisable films and characters."

Will this be anywhere near as exciting or immersive as the Disney parks? Only time will tell!