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Theme Park Gazette

There’s only one thing that could beat a trip to the beach or a fun-filled day at the mall for the Brits — theme parks.

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While a handful of behemoths like Thorpe Park and Alton Towers are preferred destinations today, this was not always the case. Such parks have been around since the early 20th century, giving people the adrenaline rush and the joy of meeting their favourite fictional characters.

Numerous candy-floss and merry-go-round experience providers turned ghost parks, but a lucky few were able to survive by rebranding themselves as vintage destinations. …

The theme park which is touted to be the ‘entertainment destination of the future,’ The London Resort, recently got a big boost after the Planning Inspectorate approved the application for examination. The project now moves into the pre-examination phase for a preliminary meeting will be scheduled involving all interested parties.

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“It’s taken an enormous effort from everyone involved to get to where we are today”, said PY Gerbeau, CEO of London Resort Company Holdings. “I want to thank the home team, our investor, our partners and people who supported us for their dedication and incredible commitment.”

“We have always said…

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If you are a sucker for theme parks and the adrenaline rush associated with the rides in it, then brace yourself for the re-opening of the existing ones and some brand-new destinations. So which are the ones you should be excited about?

There are no prizes for guessing that Universal Studios’s properties dominate this list, but read on till the end to find out which are the other theme parks that are all set to make waves in the near future.

Universal Studios Hollywood

Let’s start with the place where it all began — Universal Studios Hollywood! One of the earliest theme parks…

In what came as an important breakthrough, Britain’s much-awaited theme park, The London Resort, has submitted its planning application to the government in the first week of 2021.

Photo credit: The London Resort. The latest rendering of the ambitious London Resort project shows more details about the different themed zones.

All eyes are on the Planning Inspectorate agency, which has not more than 28 days to coordinate with the local civic bodies and decide on the future of the ambitious project. If the consent for development is secured without any major hurdles, the construction could begin as early as next year. Consequently, the gates to the park might throw open the doors by 2024.

Everyone on the London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH)…

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In 2017, Studio Ghibli announced the Studio Ghibli theme park’s opening. The park, called Ghibli Park, will be located in the Aichi Prefecture of Japan and will feature rides based on movies by the studio. The theme park has a budget of ¥34 billion or $323 million and will attract around 1.8 million visitors from all over the world.

This Studio Ghibli theme park has been highly anticipated for a while now. Here are 5 things you should know about the Studio Ghibli theme park:

1 — Location

If you’re a fan of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s work, then you probably remember…

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Some of the most popular theme parks in the world have suffered dramatically as a result of the pandemic. People often flocked to an amusement park to bring some joy into their lives before the virus. Many amusement parks have now either reopened (with restrictions) or are currently under renovation, and a new theme park is opening in almost every major tourist destination. The Studio Ghibli theme park, for example, is set to open to the public in 2022.

According to the Global Attractions Attendance Report, these were the 10 most visited theme parks in the world in 2019:


The holidays are the best time to interact and bond with your loved ones, especially in Christmas Theme Parks. As the Christmas season draws near, you will need to know the best amusement parks where you can have adrenaline-releasing and unforgettable memories. This piece will help you keep an eye out for the best holiday theme parks you can visit for an amazing festive experience.

1. Dollywood

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Are you looking for a good time in a Christmas theme park in Tennessee? Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain will do it for you. …

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With themed attractions from the house of BBC and Paramount and an uber-luxurious space such as The London Resort Hotels, say hello to the newest hotspot of the English capital! The visionaries behind this gigantic park are betting billions of pounds on it, so you can rest assured that the experience would be matchless.

When the project announcement came in 2012, it was hard to imagine that a corner of the Swanscombe peninsula could house a spectacular attraction such as The London Resort. …

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Looking for the best theme parks in Europe for a memorable solo escapade or a family getaway? You can enjoy great water rides, beautiful sceneries, fairy tales, and unique roller coaster experiences.

Some of the most visited theme parks include Disney Park, Europa Park, and de Efteling. These attract a high number of visitors every year, thanks to their timeless activities and attractions. The enchanting evening lights and the ambience in most of the parks make them impressive holiday destinations.

1. Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris

Located in Paris, France, Disneyland Park at Disneyland Paris is among the best amusement parks in the UK and globally…

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