London Entertainment Resort: All Discussion

Discussion in 'European Parks and Attractions' started by Spark, 8th Oct 2012.

  1. Danny

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    Well, would you look at that! Another delay!

    I must admit, I certainly didn't see that coming.
     
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    I take it that means that it will almost definitely be targeting a 2025/2026 planned opening now as opposed to 2024… I guess that’s not the most surprising outcome given the SSSI designation and the kerfuffle that’s supposedly caused within the project, but it’s a rather sad one nonetheless.

    Shame; with how much momentum the project was gaining in 2020 and early 2021, I really thought 2024 might be the year! Let’s hope they can work past their obstacles and get things moving for a 2025/2026 opening!
     
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    The year is 6354. Humanity has been wiped out for over 2000 years. But still somehow news comes out of yet another 12 month delay to the London Resort. Who is this news for? Nobody knows. Is a new alien species working on the project in futile? Perhaps. Has PY Gerbeau made himself immortal? Most likely. Either way, the new target opening date for the London Resort is now 6357.
     
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    Sorry @Matt N see Rob's excellent post for a realistic timeline :D

    We've seen yet another shuffling of papers and no real evidence anything is coming to fruition. Everyone hope's your optimism is correct but the lack of anything tangible from this project is always a worry the next update is cancellation or a scaled back version.

    Me in 6353 hearing about the final delay
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    The project gained momentum in 2020 & 21?!? First I've heard of it
     
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    Admittedly not “concrete” momentum, but they finally got the GDO application submitted, and they finally launched the final round of public consultations, after 5 years of waiting. That’s something, right?
     
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    I have been hugely sceptical of this project from the off however now you really do have to question whether there is some serious dodgy stuff going on here. This park is never happening. The whole country knows it and so do the people behind it. It's almost like a bad joke now.

    If they were so intent on getting into the Theme Park industry they could buy a smaller regional park for a fraction of the cost of this place. Heck Merlin would probably sell Thorpe to them for under a £100m
     
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    Maybe they should have gone a bit smaller-scale; like, say, a few hundred million as a budget instead of the billions they’re coughing up now. And without the huge resort element requiring the tons of infrastructure that this project has.

    Had they gone for a regional theme park to compete with the likes of Alton as opposed to an “international resort”, I think that the project may have encountered less obstacles and cost far less money.
     
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    This project is ridiculous. It's been delayed so many times I've lost count.
    Yes however they submitted part of it wrong didn't they?

    It just seems like even the people designing the place don't want it to happen. It's just so strange and it really makes me wonder: When are they going to throw in the towel and accept that the aren't going to be able to build a massive movie theme park here.
     
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    To be fair, most of the people I've spoken to have said, "Have you heard about the Disneyland they're building in London?"
    "It's not actually a Disneyland".
    "Yes it is. I read about it in the Daily Mail".
     
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    I've just been looking through the early parts of this thread and came across one of the first delays due to spiders. This project has been delayed so many times for so many strange reasons.
     
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    Yes, maybe they should be investing no millions instead of no billions. Good job they didn't go and invest no trillions I say.
     
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    Their first fault there is reading the Daily Mail Sieg Heil.
     
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    I meant in terms of the project they’ve actually planned; maybe their chances of a smooth delivery would have been increased if they’d gone for a £300m budget, for instance, and delivered a more regional-scale park with an intention of getting 1.5-2 million guests in the initial year, perhaps growing a bit to 3 million or so by the time the project had gotten itself properly up and running.

    I don’t think the raw complexity of building a huge resort like this should be underestimated. Had the budget been lower and the scale of the thing been reduced, maybe it would have been a more attractive business proposition, as well as something that was more likely to pass through planning smoothly?
     
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    This is actually how most Theme Park resorts are built. It's very rare for a park to go from brand new to world class park over night. The last two major theme parks to be built in Europe from the ground up are probably Port Aventura and Disneyland Paris and they are both 20 years ago + now. Just shows you how expensive and rare it is to happen that way.

    Most places start off smaller and grow organically. Europa Park probably the best example of this. It has steadily got better and better over time and is now THE outstanding park in the whole world.

    Energylandia didn't even open up as the park they are now. Most of their top must do attractions have come after opening year. And they were hugely helped out by a very generous EU gift of 50m Euros.
     
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    QAnon is more plausible than this place
     
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    The defining paragraph of that KentOnline article is this one:

    Seems absolutely inevitable if they get their ducks in a row on a technical level by next spring, all the information will be out of date and will have to be rewritten - probably adding another year to the process.

    I don’t think any more of us can make this any more clear yet again, but this is never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever going to be built.
     
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    Have you considered a sensible point in the future after which you might decide it's probably not going to happen?
     
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    I mean, I wouldn’t be keen to categorically rule out the Resort happening unless it’s eventually cancelled, and I’m hopeful that it may come to fruition at some stage.

    Of course, I wouldn’t like to say with certainty that “it will happen”, especially given the project’s past and the current stage of development (it’s still in its relative infancy when you look at what’s been done and what’s left), but I’m still cautiously optimistic that it might overcome the obstacles and eventually come to fruition.
     
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