30-May-2017
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Theme park that will rival Disneyland to come up in Dartford in Kent

A theme park set to rival Disneyland could be open within five years and the good news is: We won’t have to travel across the Atlantic to visit.
 
Paramount hopes to build a 50-ride theme park near Dartford, Kent, costing around £3.5billion. That’s a lot of zeros.
It would be twice the size of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and would also house a 2,000 seat cinema.
 
The park, proposed for Kent, will include nods to Paramount’s most iconic films like Mission: Impossible, Star Trek and The Godfather.
 
The project is still in the planning stage, but they hope that it will get government approval for the site on the Swanscombe peninsula with work starting in 2019.
 
Humphrey Percy from the Kuwaiti European Holdings group behind the proposal said: ‘We are working with the railways to make sure there’s sufficient capacity.
 
Also on the cards is a theatre with West End-style shows, along with an indoor water park, nightclubs, bars, restaurants, shopping and an art-house style cinema.
 
Preliminary sketches were released showing what the park could look like, but a planning application is not expected until next year with doors opening in 2021.