Paramount films have planned a 50 ride theme park with a 2,000 seat theatre with West End quality shows to open in Kent by 2021, the park would consist of 5 themed areas including cartoon circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount and Entertainment City.
Paramount films are behind iconic films like Titanic, Forest Gump, Saving Private Ryan, Top Gun, Bee Movie, Mission Impossible, Transformers, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Iron Man, World War Z, Thor and so many more classic films.
Most likely rides will relate to their superb collection of action films like Transformers, Mission Impossible and Top Gun that Paramount has but the company have supposedly signed deals with BBC Worldwide, Aardman Animations (Wallace and Grommit, Chicken Run etc) and the British Film Institute so we may see shows like Doctor Who as well.
Where is it going to be located?
Dartford, Kent. With up to 40,000 visitors per day it would be quite the tourist attraction.
What will be in the park?
Inside the 872-acre theme park (equivalent of 489 football pitches) they’re planning the usual rollercoasters, food outlets and hotels but also a theatre, exhibition centre and a night club.
Humphrey Percy , group CEO of the project’s parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings said:
“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 the 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.”
Good news for locals?
An estimated 33,000 jobs will be created, and around 55 per cent of these roles are expected to be filled by people in the “immediate area”.