A beautiful theme park resort set to be built 20 miles outside of London, England, and open to its first guests in 2024 has hit yet another delay, causing the holdings company for the project to announce an opening in 2025 instead.
The project, called The , was first announced in 2012. At the time of that announcement, owners and developers held the hope of a 2019 opening. Multiple delays have plagued the project’s beginning construction, not the least of which has been the coronavirus pandemic or the opposition from local residents.
The new complex is set to be constructed across a 535-acre tract of land situated on the in . But many residents have voiced their opposition to the project because the area is an SSSI, or Site of Specific Interest because of the local wildlife in the area. In short, it functions a bit like a wildlife preserve.
In late 2020, principals for (LRCH) submitted a 25,000-page proposal to the government, seeking permission to move forward with construction. At this time, that permission has not yet been granted. The decision to approve or deny construction will ultimately be made by the Secretary of State.
But despite the , the delays, and the lack of permission so far, CEO Py Gerbeau has not minced words about his intentions.
“To all the naysayers and doom-mongers, the is going ahead as planned,” Gerbeau announced last fall.
If approved, The will be constructed as a two-park resort, the first of which was to open in 2024 and the second which is scheduled to open in 2029. But according to The Sun, a publication in the U. K., the opening of the first park will now be pushed back to 2025, and that’s assuming the request put forth by is approved.
Once built, the British theme park complex will be three times larger than any other in 1992″ (then called Euro Disney). . The project is being hailed as “the most ambitious in Europe since the construction of
Plans for the resort give off the Resort in Florida. They include: at vibes for sure. One of the parks at the will feature 6 different lands, much like
- The Jungle
- The Isles
- The Kingdom
- The Woods
- The Studios
If approved by the British government, the will also be home to three resort hotels, a shopping district, and a for guests of the resort.