UK theme parks from another point of view!

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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Jan 13, 2014 2:39 am

Do we have any updates at all on this, Cant seem to find much.
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:04 pm

I don't know anything abt this park but they only just started ground work on the one in Spain. The Diggers moved in last week.
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:08 pm

I check the local Kent news every day, so if I see anything I'll be sure to keep updating it with the articles :)
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:19 pm

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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:05 am

Oh its looking promising I really hope it does  go ahead, Think 2017 is a bit optimistic?!
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:29 pm

Just found a recent article regarding the park here:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent_busine ... h-in-12112

It gives an overview on what's happening with the project at the moment as well as the park in Spain :)
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:35 pm

There's a pretty detailed look at the Spanish project here : http://www.tucatz.com/server/Paramount% ... PROOF4.pdf

It's reasonable to assume that a lot of the rides and areas will be cloned for the park in Kent.

summary:

Themed zones:

Paseo Paramount - entrance plaza
Adventure City - Mission Impossible and (oddly) Grease themed
Rango's West - Wild West meets Honey I shrunk the Kids
Enchanted Forest - Stardust, Spiderwick Chronicles and Sleepy Hollow

Coasters:
Star Trek themed high speed (launched?) coaster
Mine train coaster
Family coaster with a fantasy theme.

Dark Rides:
Spiderwick Chronicles ride where you travel through a forest and fight a troll with a wand
Fairy Tale Journey, Spiderwick Chronicles themed indoor boat ride
Star Trek simulator
Mission Impossible 3D 'Spider-man style' ride

Misc:
Rango river rapids ride
Childrens play area in Rango zone plus some kiddie rides
Mystery spinning flat ride on the map but not mentioned.
Walkthrough spiderwick chronicles area
Grease bumper cars.

Shows:
4D Rango show
Sleepy Hollow hybrid real life/3d show
Paramount musical show (Grease looks like it feaures heavily)
Wizard Workshop

My thoughts : very family focused park, pretty brave to open with only one genuine thrill ride, would almost certainly have the best selection of dark rides and shows in the UK if they kept the same rides here.

They'd need to build new rides for it very fast as it'd be a pretty small park.
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:29 pm

Isn't the english version getting a wooden coaster from the image of the proposed park?
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Fri Feb 07, 2014 9:37 am

It's hard to know how far along the planning was with the initial pitch and art/designs. I suspect it's just a 'what could go in it", without knowing how much investment you'll get and what planning issues you could have, the rides shown on it could just be placeholders.

That said, the big differences between the parks are likely to be the coasters. There's not as much benefit cloning coasters and whilst Spain has a great selection of modern woodies, the UK has very little to offer. A strong selection of high budget Dark Rides and a AAA woodie would give the Paramount park something you don't see in UK parks.
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Fri Feb 07, 2014 10:18 am

I love the Star Trek warp coaster in the Spanish park.
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:16 pm

I imagine this announcement is going to have an impact in one way or another on the Paramount project - not sure the two are compatible both in terms of land availability and suitability of being neighbours:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politic ... years.html
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:24 pm

All those house are going to need jobs...
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:24 pm

It's an interesting proposal and I don't think it would hinder the plans for the Paramount Park, as the locations are so close to one another, it could benefit from more funding in this area.

This gives you a rough idea of their locations :P

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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Mar 17, 2014 5:54 am

It won't affect the theme park but think it would make home buyers think twice about moving there. With the noice and the traffic all year round.
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:13 pm

Here's an interesting article which mentions the recent development announcement and Paramount Park:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent_busine ... ans-14292/

Developers behind plans for a Paramount theme park have welcomed the Chancellor's announcement about the creation of a new garden city in Kent.
London Resort Company Holdings said in a short statement it believes Mr Osborne's plans for 15,000 new homes in Ebbsfleet will "help to consolidate the exciting vision for the area".
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:42 pm

It would make me want to move there. LOL. On a serious note, if people can deal with loud planes landing and taking off at all times through out the night, then people can deal with some noise from 10-6ish.
 
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:35 pm

I doubt the Ropers would have a leg to stand on if they lived in Ebbsfleet.
 
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Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:38 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
I doubt the Ropers would have a leg to stand on if they lived in Ebbsfleet.

But but there wasn't a theme park when they moved ;)

On a serious note though certainly good news about more development in that area
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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Sat May 10, 2014 1:33 pm

Update!

The proposal has been given 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project' status :)

Plans to build a £2bn Disney-style theme park in Kent have moved a step closer after gaining special government status today.

A public consultation on Paramount Park is expected to begin in just months after it was dubbed a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) by the communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles.

The move means the project is on track to open in the first half of 2019, creating 27,000 jobs on an 872-acre site on the Swanscombe Peninsula.

A planning application is expected to be submitted next year, but this development means the consortium behind the project – London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – will be able to apply directly to the Secretary of State for planning permission, rather than the usual route via local authorities.

In his letter to the firm, Mr Pickles said the project is "likely to have significant economic impact... on an area wider than a single local authority".

The move has the support of Dartford Borough Council, Gravesham Borough Council and Kent County Council.

London Resort Company Holdings director Fenlon Dunphy said: "We welcome the decision. It reflects the unique economic and regenerative opportunity provided by this multi-billion pound project, which will employ thousands of people and be a huge additional offering to the UK’s entertainment and tourism industries.

"It also allows us to deal concurrently with all the planning and regulatory requirements, therefore providing greater certainty over the planning and regulatory timeline for the project, which will help us to meet our objective of opening the resort in the first half of 2019.

"Now that we have received this confirmation [from the government], in the coming months we intend to launch a formal programme of pre-application consultation with the North Kent community and all relevant national and regional stakeholders.

"This programme of engagement will continue through to the first half of 2015, at which point we expect to submit a planning application to the Planning Inspectorate."

The NSIP status for Paramount was made possible after changes to rules on significant infrastructure projects earlier this year, opening it to major leisure schemes, sports stadia and business initiatives.

Paramount is the first business or commercial project to earn the status.

Dartford council leader Cllr Jeremy Kite said: "The London Paramount project is a key part of local regeneration ambitions and fits perfectly with the wider vision emerging for the area.

"This is great news and I am delighted that local people will have the opportunity to play their part in the design and evolution of the entertainment resort when LRCH starts its formal consultation later this year."

Gravesham council leader Cllr John Burden said: "This latest announcement is great news for the north Kent community.

"It moves us one step closer towards delivering the significant economic and employment benefits associated with this potentially iconic entertainment destination."

Kent County Council leader Cllr Paul Carter said: "London Paramount is a transformative project that could generate significant inward investment across Kent.

"Kent County Council will continue to work with LRCH and the relevant borough councils over the coming months to ensure that the region maximises this unique development opportunity."

The letter issued to London Resort Company Holdings by the Department of Communities and Local Government said: "The secretary of state considers that the proposal would be likely to have significant economic impact, be important in driving growth in the economy, and that it would also have an impact on an area wider than a single local authority area.

"The secretary of state also considers that the substantial physical size of the proposal is relevant to his decision that this project is of national significance."

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Re: Proposed Paramount Park in Kent

Wed Jul 02, 2014 5:39 pm

Hi Is they any one in the area, or can plan a trip to try and get us all some more info on this project.

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kent-busine ... ans-19496/

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