'UK Disneyland' theme park London Resort reveals plans for hotel and waterpark to open in 2024
NEW plans have revealed what guests can expect from the hotels and water parks at the upcoming £3.5bn London Resort opening in the UK.
Hoping to open the first phase by 2024, the theme park has been billed the "UK Disneyland" as the most ambitious new attraction in Europe since Disneyland Paris in 1992.
The new images were part of the 25,000-page planning submission which was approved by the government, and revealed by Kent Live.
One of the designs shows a huge 800-room hotel, with a "four-story atrium" overlooking the plaza.
Next to it will be a water park with "interlinked swimming pools" as well as water slides and wave machines, which will be under cover – which 70 per cent of the theme park is, protecting guests from the unpredictable British weather.
There are three other hotels at the theme park – one with 1,500 rooms, one with 850 rooms and another with 400 rooms.
Other images reveal a food market, which is dubbed a "two-storey Borough Market," a 3,000 seat colosseum.
If the theme park gets building consent, then construction could begin as soon as next year.
It will eventually be a two park resort, with the first gate opening in 2024 and the second expected in 2029.
When complete, it will be three times larger than any other park in the UK – spanned across 535 acres, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums.
The resort will comprise of six different lands, influenced by its partnerships with the BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures.
The entrance to The London Resort will be via a grand plaza that leads visitors and hotel guests through ‘The High Street,’ featuring shops, restaurants, hotels and a waterpark.
Visitors can start their journey in The Studios, a gritty, modern-day warehouse district with blockbuster action movie features, including high-octane car chases and high-stakes espionage.
Just to the north lies The Woods, an enchanted realm that puts a fresh spin on well-known bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales.
Next to the Woods is The Kingdom, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery, dragons & legend based on legends from King Arthur's England.
Then there is The Isles, a land of giant creatures, mythical beasts and adventures on high-tech rides, and The Jungle, which features ancient ruins of a mysterious long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation to keep young explorers occupied.
The final land called The Starport is a 23rd century landing zone dedicated to futuristic experiences, alien encounters and science-fiction rides.
There will also be two ferry terminals – one each side of the River Thames.
It isn't the only exciting attraction opening in the UK in the next few years.
A new £100m Peak District resort hopes to open next year with an indoor activity park and hotels.
In Manchester, a £250m water park and spa will open by 2024.
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