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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:14 pm

Lastly, theme parks are incredibly expensive and very high risk. The London Resort is going to be built on the site where there used to be a water park before it went under.

Not quite - the 'Fantaseas' attraction was located nearby (closer to the M25), but not on the Swanscombe peninsula.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantaseas
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:03 am

I think another factor is probably isolation from neighbour countries/areas, yes you can get to the UK quite easily but we don't have the continuous land mass benefit of Europe/ America etc- think they benefit from therefore having a much bigger / more flexible 'travelling' catchment area, it is perhaps a bit harder to get to the UK versus these other locations.


In some ways it may be a good thing though as it means a lot of parks with their own USP's, identities and character so you still want to get to them rather than just having one or two of preference.
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:01 pm

Nothing really new here but an article in the Sun confirms that the plans will be sent to the government for approval this coming November, and the company are confident that it will be approved:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/3057985 ... ent:Travel

This is perhaps the most positive news we have had in a while, we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed! :)
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:10 pm

I wa hoping for something in the first half of the year. I literally live next to the site in swanscome and it would be on my doorstep!!
 
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:10 pm

Danny wrote:
Nothing really new here but an article in the Sun confirms that the plans will be sent to the government for approval this coming November, and the company are confident that it will be approved:

https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/3057985 ... ent:Travel

This is perhaps the most positive news we have had in a while, we’ll have to keep our fingers crossed! :)

Unfortunately that article is dated 10th March 2017 :P
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:16 pm

Hahaha :lol I was wondering why they were still calling it Paramount...
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:35 pm

Omg so it is! :lol

As you were... 8-[
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:44 pm

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/l ... nd-9997861

This has been updated today according to the publish date and the google alert I just got.... 
 
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:32 pm

Going back to the rumour of Universal Studios London a while back, Apparently one of ThemeParX's guest made a comment two days ago saying...
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Interesting that it was posted 2 days before this article... 
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:50 pm

As much as I don't want to burst anyone's bubble with the article from The Mirror, I'm afraid that the article doesn't give us any new information - it's just repeating stuff we already know. Unfortunately we are again at a point when consultations should be happening now but there has been no information forthcoming. Whilst LRCH have all these agreements in principle, these mean little without the formal planning approval, and with the plans not yet anywhere near being submitted I stongly suspect we will have another delay to the opening date, if indeed the project ever happens.
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:55 pm

Ladyofthelake wrote:
As much as I don't want to burst anyone's bubble with the article from The Mirror, I'm afraid that the article doesn't give us any new information - it's just repeating stuff we already know. Unfortunately we are again at a point when consultations should be happening now but there has been no information forthcoming. Whilst LRCH have all these agreements in principle, these mean little without the formal planning approval, and with the plans not yet anywhere near being submitted I stongly suspect we will have another delay to the opening date, if indeed the project ever happens.


TBH I totally agree. Just wonder what seems to be reposting the articles. I don’t think the project is on anyone’s mind so seems a random thing to start reposting. I can’t really see this happening in all honesty. Been talking about it too long now. Shame as it would be about 5mins from my front door

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