A Kent theme park in four years as public consulted on London Resort

Artist impression of the proposed theme park in Kent - Credit: The London Resort
Credit: The London Resort

Seventeen thousand direct and 35,000 indirect jobs within 15 years, a new access road from the A2 and, for those people who enjoy a thrill, the potential for a lot of fun on a site the size of 136 Wembley Stadiums.

The London Resort will have a huge impact on North Kent, and today plans to transform 465 hectares of land on the Swanscombe Peninsula into an ambitious new theme park were put to the public.

Thousands of documents have been released with the consultation seen as a significant step in moving the £3.5 billion pound project forward.

Since being first announced in 2012, not a single brick has been laid on the land between Gravesend and Dartford but organisers have always insisted work remains ‘on track’.

Click here to go to the consultation page.

Credit: The London Resort

PY Gerbeau added: "As well as maximising new, immersive and interactive technologies, our aim is also to be one of the most sustainable major theme parks in the world, pursuing an operational net zero emissions goal. Sustainability is at the core of our vision and we continue to explore new and innovative ways of integrating sustainable and low-carbon principles into every area of design and operation of the Resort.”

The attraction will see themed rides across two parks, a water park, hotels, shops and restaurants.

Two ferry terminals and a riverside wharf are included in the proposals to connect people to the site.

Those behind it want to create one of the largest, immersive experience centres in the world.

A large part of the landscape would be untouched to protect wildlife and biodiversity. 

Credit: The London Resort

The park will be the first development of its kind in Europe to be built from scratch since Disneyland Paris in 1992.

If all goes to plan construction would begin in 2022 with the first gates opening in 2024 and the second in 2029.