We reported on Paramount Park a few years back, but we now have some updates to share about the incredible 388-acre theme park resort planned for the UK.
The plans for the park have a scope that is on par with the major theme parks of the USA. For that reason, it has been affectionately nicknamed “British Disneyland.”
However, the park has no connection with The Walt Disney Company. In fact, its connection will be with that of a rival media behemoth: Parmount.
Paramount Park–as it will actually be called–is destined for Kent in an area that used to formerly be a landfill. The “trashy” spot is going to be getting a serious makeover, though, costing up to £2 billion. Once the makeover is complete, the residents of Kent will have a park styled like a Hollywood fairground to call their own.
The plans released by London Resort Company Holdings have confirmed five “zones” within the park:
- Adventure Isle
- Port Bay
- Myth Legends Castle
- Entertainment City
- Port Plaza
Each zone is expected to have rides for a range of ages. Likewise, there will be attractions for thrill seekers as well as more passive experiences for those that might not be as adventurous. A “carnival” is also supposed to take place daily as well as an evening “spectacular” that celebrates various Paramount pictures and a West End quality production in one of the park’s planned indoor or outdoor theaters.
A spokesman for the park’s developer described the park’s venues as showcasing “Paramount films, BBC and Aardman productions” in addition to “live comedy acts and concerts.”
Work for the park will begin in 2019. Opening day is expected for some point in 2021.