‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ rides coming to BBC theme park

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  • Saturday, 10 Jan 2015

Visitors could go on Brit TV shows’ themed rides in 2020.

THE BBC will be bringing some of its popular TV shows and characters to life at a new £2bil (RM10.8bil) theme park that’s expected to open in North Kent, England, in 2020.

That means that some of the British broadcaster’s most popular shows including Doctor Who, Top Gear and Sherlock could be turned into theme park rides and attractions for visiting fans.

The BBC-themed attractions will add a distinctly British feel to existing plans for the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, a Hollywood-inspired park with 50 water, family and thrill rides based on blockbuster movies such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek, The Godfather and The Italian Job.

The £2bil project is a joint collaboration between BBC Worldwide and the London Resort Company Holdings.

The park is expected to open in the spring of 2020, by the Thames estuary in North Kent.

London Paramount will be the first theme park of its kind in Britain and is expected to attract 15 million visitors a year or 50,000 people on a typical day.

In addition to movie- and BBC-themed attractions, plans call for the construction of the largest indoor water park in Europe.

The opening of London Paramount would pose a potential rival to Disneyland Paris, which developers used as a model of potential tourism benefits.

Like Disneyland Paris, which attracts half of its visitors from domestic markets and the other half from international markets, London Paramount is also hoping to become an international destination. Here are a few more specs for the resort:

> Multiple zones – Adventure Isle, Land of Legends, Cartoon Circus, Starfleet Command, Action Square, Port Paramount, Entertainment City

> A 2,000-seat theatre with regular West End quality shows

> A 1,000sqm of exhibition space showcasing the best of British inventions and brands

> Over 11,000 restaurant covers in a variety of food outlets

> 15,000sqm of retail space

> A plaza area with regular live entertainment

> A cinema and comedy venue

> Hotels totalling 5,000 bedrooms

> A creative business space for British businesses. — AFP Relaxnews

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