A brand new £3.5billion theme park - dubbed UK's Disney Land - is set to open in Kent in 2024.

If you have ever wistfully eyed up Alton Towers but felt it is too far away from Basingstoke, then this attraction will be a little closer to home.

The adventure park will be built inside a gigantic project called the London Resort - a ginormous development on 29.5 hectacres of land in Swanscombe, Kent. 

The project, encompassing houses, hotels with 3,500 rooms and shopping districts, is estimated to cost £3.5billion.

It will also include a theme park set to rival Disneyland Paris, according to developers.

And the public doesn't have to wait too long. An expected open date is 2024. 

Basingstoke Gazette:

It 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.

Around 70 per cent of the attractions are undercover.


The resort will comprise of six different lands, influenced by its partnerships with the BBC, ITV Studios and Paramount Pictures.

The new images reveal the entrance to The London Resort, which will be via a grand plaza that leads visitors and hotel guests through the park.

Visitors can start their journey in The Studios, a gritty, modern-day warehouse district with blockbuster action movie features, including high-octane car chases and high-stakes espionage.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Just to the north lies The Woods, an enchanted realm that puts a fresh spin on well-known bedtime stories, fables and fairy tales.

Next to the Woods is The Kingdom, an immersive realm of swords, sorcery, dragons & legend based on legends from King Arthur's England.

Then there is The Isles, a land of giant creatures, mythical beasts and adventures on high-tech rides, and The Jungle, which features ancient ruins of a mysterious long-lost Mesoamerican civilisation to keep young explorers occupied.

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The final land called The Starport is a 23rd century landing zone dedicated to futuristic experiences, alien encounters and science-fiction rides.

The park is now asking the public to have their say on the park, who are able to give their own opinion on the development.

From today, until September 21, members of the public can offer their own comments in a public consultation, with a number of online Q&A sessions and webinars across the seven-week period.