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Fresh look inside new 'UK Disneyland' – including one of Europe's fastest rollercoasters

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London Resort will be a 465-hectare attraction in Swanscombe, Kent, complete with themed lands and rollercoasters. Its epic rollercoaster, Quetzalcoatlus, will recreate what scientists believe was a typical flight path of the real dinosaur with the same name.

The ride will stay close to the ground but still zip across treetops, skim water and even travel through some rocky canyons.

And, reaching speeds of more than 70mph, it’ll be one of the fastest rollercoasters in Europe, according to Daily Mirror.

The rollercoaster will be part of the epic new ‘Base Camp’ zone – the first time the London Resort has shared details of one of the themed lands – which will be entirely dedicated to “dinosaurs, adventure and the legacy of unsung heroes of palaeontology including Mary Anning”.

The resort offered a sneak peek of the exciting plans, as it also announced it was requesting further time to prepare for a formal enquiry later this summer following the news that the site has been designated an Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

There will be a second rollercoaster at the attraction, but the resort has remained fairly tight-lipped about what it will be.

The family-friendly area will boast a huge “multi-media live stage show experience”, a 4D simulator attraction and even an immersive fine dining experience.

And there will be an ‘active dig’ site where budding palaeontologists can discover dinosaurs as they climb, dig and tunnel their way across the excavation site complete with zip lines and climbing walls.

The 4D simulator also looks pretty thrilling – we’re talking an experience of ‘diving underwater’ in a prehistoric world – and whether you’re observing or becoming prey isn’t quite clear.

There will be two eateries on offer. One is a family-friendly restaurant right by a ‘Cretaceous watering hole’ which will celebrate the legacy of Mary Anning, while the second will be an immersive fine dining experience set in an underwater cliff, with ‘views’ of the dinosaurs and creatures that lurk in the shadows.

PY Gerbeau, CEO of London Resort Company Holdings said of the new details: “Base Camp’s design is based on a philosophy of what an actual, modern day, prehistorical nature reserve might look like.

“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.”

Speaking previously at a sustainability conference hosted by Blooloop, PY Gerbeau said: “Working with the Planning Inspectorate, we have requested further time to prepare for the formal enquiry later this summer.

“It is absolutely fundamental for us to be leaders in sustainability. We’ve already committed to spending around £150m on remediation, habitat enhancement and providing around 8 miles of footpaths and public rights of way. But since Natural England designated the area a SSSI earlier this year – it is right and proper that we take a short extension to revise our reports and ensure they address the issues raised.

“We are on track to create a beacon of world class entertainment and experiences within a world leading sustainable environment. And we’re very excited to announce details of our progress with a new land, Base Camp.”



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