Disneyland has been America's most well known theme park for decades and in Europe, Disneyland Paris is the most popular tourist destination, The Huffington Post reports.
Now developers are planning a new theme park that could rival Disneyland Paris. Paramount Pictures has plans to build a $3.2 billion theme park in Southeast England, the BBC said.
The park would be situated in Swanscombe Peninsula in Kent and would be "one of Europe's largest regeneration projects," said the Huffington Post.
The sites developers, London Resort Company Holdings is currently looking for more investement for the theme park, the BBC reports.
Tony Sefton who is project leader of the company said to the BBC, "Over the next 12 to 18 months we will be progressing the planning application, while embarking on a wide-reaching programme of community consultation, while securing further commercial agreements with third parties."
He said they hope to open by 2018 and the BBC reports that it could create up to 27,000 jobs.
The site is 17 minutes from London and two hours from Paris and is situated near Ebbsfleet International Station which would be extremely convenient for travelers.
Sefton told the BBC that they want to get as many locals involved and think of the theme park as an economic growth opportunity. He said,
"We are very keen that local people get the jobs and local suppliers are involved in the process." He said to the BBC."We have even looked at the farmers - how can they feed into the process? It is very similar to the Olympics."
"There should also be spare cash to improve transport services, homes and the environment for everyone, " he added to the BBC.
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