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British 'Disneyland' planned with theme park, hotels, water park and more

£2bn Hollywood-style theme park planned for outskirts of London

A Hollywood-style theme park to rival Disneyland California is set to be built in Britain.

The London Paramount Entertainment Resort, costing £2bn, is expected to bring 50,000 visitors daily to Kent.

The theme park, which could open as early as 2021, will be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula between Gravesend and Dartford.

The company behind the park, London Resort Company Holdings, is promising world-class attractions, with themed zones and rides for families, children and thrill-seekers.

According to a planning document on its website, at the heart of the park will be Entertainment City, offering a range of experiences as well as live shows and music events.

GoogleMaps Area mapped for the London Paramount resort in Kent
Area mapped for the London Paramount resort in Kent

There are also plans for a Paramount and Friends Carnival, celebrating Paramount Pictures, the film company behind iconic films including Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, The Godfather and the Italian Job.

A 1,500-seat theatre with West End style shows and a range of resort hotels is also planned, as well as an indoor water park, nightclubs, bars and restaurants, shopping and an art-house style cinema.

A planning application for the resort is expected to be submitted by the end of 2017, with work o the project beginning as early as 2018.

Fenlon Dunphy, chief financial officer of London Resort Company Holdings, told the Western Daily Press: "This is going to have a hugely significant impact on the economy - we will dovetail into a lot of the other attractions in the area. It will be a game changer for much of Kent."



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