The 388-acre amusement park – called London Paramount – is planned for the outskirts of London and could bring 50,000 tourists a day.Its attractions will be based on films owned by Paramount pictures.
An area twice the size of London’s Olympic Park on the Swanscombe Peninsula – between Gravesend and Dartford in Kent – is earmarked for the resort, which could be open by as early as 2021.
It will feature Europe’s largest indoor water park, theatres, live music venues, attractions, cinemas, restaurants, event space and hotels.
The owners have also promised a training academy for the entertainment and hospitality sectors, a new country park, a large science and education visitor complex and “the biggest performing arts centre in Europe”.
Financed by oil money from Kuwait, the attraction is expected to bring 27,000 jobs to Kent.
London Resort Company Holdings – which is behind the project – says the huge resort will also give a boost to other attractions around the county.
Fenlon Dunphy, chief financial officer of the company, said: “This is going to have a hugely significant impact on the economy – we will dovetail into a lot of the other attractions in the area.
“It will be a game changer for much of Kent.”
Work on the project could start as early as 2018, at which time Fenlon said the company would start contracting out business to building firms across Kent.
The plans for the park were delayed in February after an accounting error underestimated the London Resort Company Holdings’ cash reserves – by £290,000.
A planning application is likely to be submitted by the end of 2017.