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December 10th, 2014 23 comments

Doctor Who Rides Could Feature at £2bn Theme Park

From www.bbc.co.uk

Rides based on popular BBC shows such as Top Gear and Doctor Who could to form a central part of a £2bn Kent theme park, it has been announced.

Paramount Pictures entertainment resort on the Swanscombe Peninsula, near Dartford, is due to open in 2020.

London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) said it had signed a deal with BBC Worldwide that would let it feature famous BBC programmes and characters.

The theme park would also include Hollywood-inspired attractions.
‘Iconic characters’

LRCH director David Testa, said: “We are delighted to bring the world’s leading public service broadcaster on board this project.

“The BBC has played an instrumental role in shaping the British entertainment industry for nearly a century, creating some of the most iconic and cherished characters on TV and radio.

“It seems only right therefore that its programmes will be present at the new London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which will combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture.”

The park, on a 900-acre brownfield site is next to Ebbsfleet International railway station, is expected to create up 27,000 jobs.

Read the full BBC News story Here.


23 comments

  • Harry Walker

    December 27th, 2014 - 4:45pm

    open in 2020, what really we could have a least 2 more doctors by than and who would now what the rides are about. i mean they will be based on things that were 6 years from 2020. top gear could be finished by 2020 so with doctor who and sherlock

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  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    December 21st, 2014 - 8:23pm

    Just imagine if they had a ride based on the Orient Express. It could be a simulator (Like some of the ride’s in Universal Orlando) and you see the Foretold.

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    • The five doctors

      December 29th, 2014 - 11:31pm

      Great idea TheExtremeBlueTARDIS the BBC should really go there for some ideas as the Harry Potter bit is AWSOME

    • yognot

      January 5th, 2015 - 2:46pm

      As long as I’m not the only one seeing him, I’m sold.

  • The Surgeon

    December 12th, 2014 - 4:05pm

    They’ve already announced Doctor Who, Top Gear and Sherlock related attractions, since these are the most popular shows.
    Also, the roller coaster is officially, literally, no joke, actually called… The Great British Brake Off. Yeah.
    Could have been worse though. Could’ve been ‘Casualty’…

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    • yognot

      December 12th, 2014 - 4:22pm

      Top Gear, Sherlock, and Doctor Who. 3 of my favorite shows. Wonder if they’ll do a Kitchen Nightmares and if they do how will it be pulled off? Will it be a roller coaster with Ramsay just shouting at people who don’t know what a fork is?

    • The Surgeon

      December 14th, 2014 - 10:40am

      He’d probably push everyone off. My favourite show is Sherlock. It used to be Doctor Who but I wasn’t impressed overall by Series 8. Kill the Moon, Mummy on the Orient Express, Flatline and Time Heist were excellent, but then Forest and The Caretaker were absolutely dire. Sherlock is just as good as Doctor Who was, but better (does that make sense; probably not.)

  • yognot

    December 11th, 2014 - 7:55pm

    So are they building it right now? If so, does anyone have a view of it? I’d like to see some pictures.

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    • Exterminator

      December 12th, 2014 - 2:31pm

      It’s still at the planning stage, they haven’t even purchased the land needed yet! Just search the web for London paramount and you’ll find an artists impression of the place. They want it to be ready for opening in 2020.

    • yognot

      December 12th, 2014 - 2:43pm

      Thanks. I saw the drawing, it reminds me of something. It’s not Disneyland and not Universal studios. Let me think about it again and I’ll check back.

    • yognot

      December 12th, 2014 - 3:45pm

      Oh yeah. It’s basically Paramount studios, only with roller coasters and the Union Jack.

  • yognot

    December 11th, 2014 - 7:53pm

    I’ve been hearing some stuff about a “Mr. Blobby land” thing….. I’m from the U.S. so could someone explain that to me?

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  • Anonymous

    December 11th, 2014 - 6:05pm

    Well, this is interesting. But hold on a mo, didn’t paramount use to produce marvel. If they could make a deal with disney, we could get marvel rides. But obviously, I’m more excited for Dr who

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  • Doyouhearthem?

    December 11th, 2014 - 10:21am

    I am seriously against this happening and am livid that the BBC could even suggest it.

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    • yognot

      December 12th, 2014 - 4:24pm

      It’s probably either this or brining back this ‘Mr. Blobby land’ I’ve been hearing so much about. What is that anyway?

  • Sebatron

    December 11th, 2014 - 9:05am

    One job please! 🙂

    I hope this is true and will happen
    Anyway I am going to the Doctor Who Experiance today! Finally!!!!

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  • Exterminator

    December 10th, 2014 - 9:11pm

    Fantastic news for me I only live 5 minutes away. I want to work there either on the Starship Enterprise or the Dr Who ride.

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  • bigfin20

    December 10th, 2014 - 6:01pm

    Wow and yay! Some kind of Time War experience anyone?

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  • CJ

    December 10th, 2014 - 3:29pm

    Great!

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  • GallifreyanKnight

    December 10th, 2014 - 3:29pm

    I don’t think it’s going to work.
    It’s not the first time that the BBC have wanted to set up a theme park.

    Remember Blobby Land, and how much of a failure that was?

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    • Anonymous

      December 10th, 2014 - 5:17pm

      Blobby Land wasn’t the BBC it was Noel Edmunds own company and Morecambe Council

    • Michael

      December 10th, 2014 - 9:03pm

      I presume this is more of a US style theme park like Universal studios/disneyland etc. It will cover a number of franchises. With Paramount involved I presume Star Trek and Mission Impossible ‘rides’ could also be involved.

      If it is up to US standards I can’t see it failing.

    • Anonymous

      December 11th, 2014 - 7:50pm

      blobby land was great!
      every one loves Mr Blobby!

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