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Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:08 pm
by Swarm Chris
It does look quite remarkable, and it's interesting how the Paramount Studios aspect has returned, albeit now in a single area of the park, but still with its prominent studio gate.

Some of the imagery suggests there could be an Intamin/Mack multi-launch coaster around the castle, a Journey to Atlantis style water coaster in the top left of the park, and a few buildings suggesting some modern dark rides.

It also appears to have proper car parks!

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:14 pm
by abigsmurf
Until there's 'point of no return' levels of building work done, I'll continue to have extreme doubts about it happen but it's so hard not to get ultra excited

Family launch as the main showpiece ride, a full on white knuckle space coaster that launches out of a building, 2 smaller, probably family coasters, a heavily themed waterride and what looks to be a selection of dark and flat rides. High capacity road system, Islands of Adventure car parks, Citywalk area. All great.

Concept art seems to be missing the Thames clipper and an entire land that's split off form the main park (phase 2 water park). There's going to be a whole lot of walking in and out the park, hope they spend money on travelators. 

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:02 pm
by Danny
Accounts for the last tax year has been recorded at a pre-tax loss £1.7 million, totalling the company losses at £54.8 million since the company was formed in 2011.

Abdulla Al-Humaidi has previously confirmed he will finance the project until the end of 2020 at least, but the directors have already said if permission isn’t granted then they’ll put the brakes on the whole project.

As great as all the plans and concepts look, sadly I still have no confidence that this will ever come to fruition.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:26 pm
by Swarm Chris
So this year would seem to be the final make or break year, at least whilst still at the planning stage.

I feel that with the people they've brought on for this final push, they have the best chance the project has had since its conception. But there is seemingly still a huge amount of work to do, especially in selling the idea to the planning authority, government, local businesses and residents.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:25 pm
by lewis97
Looks like there was an ITV report on The London Resort a couple of days ago. Nothing of note of which we weren't already aware, as it really just highlights the lack of any meaningful progress up to this point.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:14 pm
by abigsmurf
I think it's got to be doomed now. A recession would give them a whole lot more muscle to convince the council that they simply couldn't possibly risk building a theme park, but if they could get permission to build a mix of residential and retail...

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 4:49 pm
by Coaster Chall
https://www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/n ... us-226181/
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.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Apr 25, 2020 8:05 pm
by Chris
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.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:49 pm
by Morgan
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?

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:03 pm
by Zach
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.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:44 pm
by Chris
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

Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:19 pm
by abigsmurf
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.

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:54 pm
by MichaelMander
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 

Source

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:42 pm
by Dan
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.