THE LONDON Resort has revealed one of the new lands which will be part of the new attraction.
Base Camp, an entire land dedicated to dinosaurs, will be one of the many attractions at the theme park due to open by 2024.
Found in the north west corner of the resort, the land’s plans include two rollercoasters, one of which will be based on the Quetzalcoatlus, one of the largest known, winged reptiles.
Set over 1km of track, it aims to be one of the fastest coasters in Europe reaching speeds in excess of 70mph.
The second rollercoaster will be a family ride, with a much more relaxed experience, while a dark ride will use technology to show guests how to interact dinosaurs while on a science mission.
Also at the land will be a 1,500 person live stage show experience and an “active dig site” when guests can try out palaeontology by digging for dinosaurs, as well as climbing walls and zip lines.
Dining experiences will include two restaurants, one of which will be based on the edge of an underwater cliff with floor-to-ceiling windows.
Diners will be able to see the dinosaurs “up-close” with prehistoric sea creatures behind the glass, such as the Ichthyosaurs.
“Base Camp’s design is based on a philosophy of what an actual, modern day, prehistorical nature reserve might look like,” said PY Gerbeau, CEO of London Resort.
“There will be thrills, spills and high energy rides combined with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures ever to walk the earth.
“However, unlike popular films that depict dinosaurs as villains, things don’t always go terribly wrong here. We are building a land of preservation and celebration of dinosaurs.”
Dubbed the “UK Disneyland,” the London Resort will work with BBC Studios, along with ITV and Paramount for a number of themed lands and attractions.
This includes six-themed lands such as the high-octane action The Studios and fairytale land The Woods, along with attractions based on mythical creatures, the legend of King Arthur and futuristic space exploration.
London Resort will be the first development in Europe to be built from scratch since Disneyland Paris in 1992, leading to it being cited as the “UK Disneyland”.
It will eventually be a two park resort, with the first gate opening in 2024 and the second expected in 2029.
When complete, it will be three times larger than any other park in the UK – spanned across 535 acres, the equivalent of 136 Wembley Stadiums.