New £3.5 billion Paramount theme park boasting 50 rides and set to rival Disneyland is on track to open by 2022, bosses reveal
- The multi-billion pound park will be built near Dartford, Kent, and is set to be the first of its kind in the UK
- It will feature a 2,000-seat theatre, more than 50 rides and attractions and a nightclub
- The 872-acre park could bring in up to 40,000 visitors a day and create 33,000 jobs
- The park has been plagued by setbacks, but chiefs insist they are now on schedule
A £3.5 billion theme park described as the UK's version of Disneyland is set to open its doors to visitors by 2022.
The Paramount theme park, the first of its kind, will be built near Dartford, Kent and feature more than 50 rides and attractions, as well as 2,000-seat theatre.
Paramount is the California studio behind some of Hollywood's biggest blockbusters, including Titanic, the Transformers series, Iron Man and Forrest Gump.
Hollywood-upon-Thames: The sprawling 872-acre park will feature dozens of attractions, as well as a 2,000 seat theatre and its own nightclub
The theme park will be built on the Swanscombe Peninsula near Dartford, Kent, and could bring in up to 33,000 jobs
It's estimated that the 872-acre park could bring in up to 40,000 visitors per day, and create up to 33,000 jobs in the area, Essex Live reported.
Along with attractions from the oldest major Hollywood studio in existence, the theme park will also feature attractions from BBC Worldwide shows, along with Aardman Animations.
This means that characters such as Doctor Who and the Daleks could make an appearance at the sprawling theme park.
It is already said the park will include zones such as Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City.
The theme park is likely to feature attractions from Paramount's Hollywood blockbusters like Transformers and Titanic
The park is likely to be a throwback to some of Paramount's most famous all-time films, including Mission Impossible and Saturday Night Fever
An 11,000 square metre exhibition space is also planned, along with a jaw-dropping 11,000 restaurant covers to feed the hungry crowds.
The park, the first of it's kind in the UK, has been hit with setbacks after chief executive David Testa resigned when Chinese investment firm SinoFortone, raised doubts about their £100 million investment.
But Humphrey Percy, group CEO of the project's parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, said: 'With any project of this length, people come and go.
A jaw-dropping 11,000 restaurant covers from a variety of different cuisines will help feed the hungry crowds
Magical: When completed, the sprawling 872-acre park will be one of it's kind in the UK, and rival Disneyland Paris
'The stage we are going through now is absolutely focused on the development consent order process.'
Mr Percy added that Kevin Doyle, who was responsible for submitting the planning drafts, has a wealth of experience working at entertainment projects, including EuroDisney and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
If approved by the government building work can start as soon as 2019 - two years later than the original projections.
It is said the park will include zones such as Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City.
'We're working with world class theme park design companies to make sure that we have a real attraction.
'I'm talking about companies that have their headquarters in California and support he major film studios and attractions across the world.
'We will make sure that this experience is for the whole family. It's going to be a very amazing and exciting thing for them.'
Tickets are expected to cost £57 for a fully priced one day entry.
WHAT FILMS CAN WE EXPECT AT THE MULTI BILLION DOLLAR PARK?
The huge variety of Paramount movies, from Star Trek to Top Gun to Transformers, offers a huge scope of park possibilities
Tickets are expected to cost around £57 for one fully priced day entry
A massive 11,000 square metre exhibition centre is planned for the centre of the park
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