The team behind the London Resort proposals this afternoon held their first public consultation forum.
Owing to restrictions on events in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the event took place in the form of a webinar.
We learned a number of things about the long-running project.
1 – There would be connections from central London, utilising 400-capacity clipper boats along the River Thames.
2 – The intellectual property (IP) partner for the second part – or ‘gate’ – of the theme park has not yet even been considered, while the partners for the first stage are “constantly under review”.
3 – The team is “looking across the world” at rollercoaster manufacturers and concepts, in order to bring “new, bespoke and interesting” rides.
4 – £70 million has been spent on developing the concept, which includes payment to IP partners.
5 – The team said they are “very determined” to see the project through to completion, adding that it “absolutely is” going to happen.
6 – The Resort will have ‘drone-based’ fireworks displays rather than traditional pyrotechnics.
7 – Businesses whose land will need to be taken over in order for the Resort to be built will be offered up to 30% extra on top of the land value.