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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:49 pm

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The original Spring date for planning has been pushed back to at least October. But I do respect PY Gerbeau, not just for recovering from COVID-19, but also he is really trying, along with his colleagues, to try and iron out the creases and get this project off the ground ASAP.
 
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Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:05 pm

I'm glad they are regularly updating the media on progress, and I only hope all the doubters will be proved wrong when this project starts to become very real.
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:49 pm

The London Resort have detailed further progress in its preparation to submit a formal proposal.

The Resort are planning on holding online consultations towards the end of the summer, and are due to submit a 300 page Environmental-Scoping Document on June 12th. As well as this, the Resort have been negotiating conditions for land acquisition.

Are you excited to see how this new development continues to unfold?
 
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Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:03 pm

I am apprehensive about this project but really hope it goes ahead. It seems to be gathering a bit more traction and possibility of something happening.

I think if it does happen it could change the UK theme park industry for the better, if done to spec, this park could be a serious contender to other main parks in the UK and set a high bar.
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Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:44 pm

London Resort have taken the next step toward the submission of their planning application later this year with the publishing of an Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report. SouthParks examine all the new details to emerge from the Scoping Report, including further clues about the layout of the Resort and the potential height of the rollercoasters which will feature in the theme park.

https://www.southparks.co.uk/2020/06/24 ... ng-report/

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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:19 pm

Never realized the location was a short walk from Ebbsfleet International. You could spend a few days there, then get straight on the train to Disneyland Paris and spend a few days there. I wish Ebsfleet had better transport rail links for the south, having to go into London then out again makes it take twice as long as it should and adds a big chunk to the cost.

The height of the mountain is almost identical to Expedition Everest so it should be pretty impressive. From what we've seen of the promo art, the 40m coaster looks like it could be the one that goes around the castle

According to that picture there are 5 coasters, 3 water rides (one rapids, one dark ride with a large drop, one that is either a water coaster or a log flume) and some sort of single car monorail type thing. They've previously said 70% of the attractions with be indoor so that means this could open with north of 26 attractions which is an impressive number for a new park.  There are also 2 identical coaster looking things in the waterpark / hotel but away from any of the pools, wonder what they are.
 
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:54 pm

Some new information:
- Keltbray are no longer investing in the project
- BFI are no longer involved
- IHG are no longer involved in hotel building
- Concerns raised over the NSIP designation from local businesses 

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Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:42 pm

The Statutory Consultation for The London Resort is now open.

Running until 23:59 on 21st September 2020, the Consultation is an essential part of the DCO application process and the link above contains an overview of the Resort’s proposals, links to all consultation materials as well as webinar registration links, with the first webinar taking place this Saturday 1st August.
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Re: Rides & Attractions

Mon Oct 12, 2020 11:49 am

Few more newspaper articles today claiming to be looking at 'UK's Disneyland' and showing the rides. Anyone know if there has been any leaked, actual plans, submitted for any rides? 
 
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Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:21 am

Slug3k wrote:
Few more newspaper articles today claiming to be looking at 'UK's Disneyland' and showing the rides. Anyone know if there has been any leaked, actual plans, submitted for any rides? 


At this stage no planning applications have been submitted.
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Re: Rides & Attractions

Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:38 pm

No further attraction details just yet, but the new image released gives us a closer idea.

https://www.southparks.co.uk/2020/10/13 ... c-support/

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Re: Rides & Attractions

Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:09 am

I count... 18 rollercoasters (or at least tracked rides) and 2 water rides. Guessing there's a lot of filler/placeholder stuff in that artwork as that would be a very impressive tally for a mature park, let alone a new one. 

I assumed the area to the left was where the waterpark would be but the isolated coasters depicted there make it a bit of a mystery.
 
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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:25 am

The London Resort have today announced that they have submitted their Development Consent Order - a key step in the planning process for the project.

SouthParks News rounds-up all the details from the announcement, which concludes a year during which there has appeared to be significant progress on the project.

Now to wait for the full application to appear (all 25,000 pages) to see what other information can be gleaned from them...

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