PhNx Survivor wrote:I do.
Yes it has taken a long time to plan out, but let’s just think.. this isn’t just a theme park, it’s a resort.. the park, hotels, shops, parking, transportation, etc. This all has to be planned out, because come opening day and it all flops.. then what’s the point in that massive investment?
I’m sure someone said 6 IP’s were already being considered, or confirmed? think it was considered..
The UK is crying out for more entertainment in this catagory, as your main theme parks are always too expensive, but then your smaller theme parks are cheap, but don’t invest in rides that often.
I do genuinely believe if this resort was to be made, this would be a major competitor to Merlin theme parks as it will include new, fresh designs and ideas from across the pond most likely.
Thing is.. I don’t understand why a company like Universal Studios haven’t taken a chance in the UK.. As I’m sure most Universal products are sold in the UK the most behind USA?!
Either way I hope this project does happen, it is just a matter of having to wait.. I think we will be pleasently surprised when things start rolling.
abigsmurf wrote:The cynic inside of me wonders if you could get a bunch of investors to put up 7 figure sums, to stick that in a bank account, every few months spend a few hours filling some official looking documents to appear on government sites and get a few local news headlines, then just sit back and take a wage from the investment. Just keep doing enough activity to keep the investors off your back but not enough that the project is forced to move forward.
Spyke wrote:Is there any truth to this Universal Studios London rumour? It seemed to have sprung out of the blue?
Spyke wrote:As far as I’ve read Universal have exclusive theme park right for Harry Potter so I can’t see WB building their own Universal.
They have Harry Potter as a major part of their Hollywood tour and Hollywood also has a Wizarding World so I don’t see it out of the realms of possibility - especially when all the merchandise from the UK Tour is made by Universal.
Katie wrote:London Paramount is going to be more than just a theme park. Included within the current proposals are plans for a whole resort full of a whole range of facilities and attractions to make London Paramount a true entertainment resort and holiday destination for people from the UK and abroad.
Included in current plans are:
- A 25,000 m2 Waterpark - stated to be a 'unique visitor experience', and plans state that the area set aside for the waterpark does not include any attached hotel suggesting we perhaps could see a Splash Landings style hotel/waterpark arrangement.
- A 1500 seat theatre which will be home to West End Style shows
- Event and conference facilities
- Business hub
- 5000 Hotel rooms
- Retail and Food and Beverage space
To support the resort, up to 14,000 parking spaces will be created, with the possibility of some being in the form of multi storey car parks, as well as a range of other transport infrastructure.
If all this becomes a reality, it will be a fantastic resort, which will offer a range of varying facilities and activities for guests to visit and enjoy. I myself am quite interested to see the type of shows that will feature in the theatre as that is a significant capacity to fill.
What does everyone else think about the proposals for the resort? Is there anything extra you'd like to see?