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First look at dinosaur rollercoaster at Kent’s planned theme park

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Original article from Kent Live

Pictures have emerged showing how the rollercoasters could look at a planned new UK theme park – including the fastest ride in Europe.

The massive £3.5billion London Resort attraction planned for the Swanscome Peninsula, near Dartford, would also include a huge world dedicated to dinosaurs.

The attraction is already going through the planning process – and these pictures show what would be included in the Base Camp area.

The amusements would include a coaster called Quetzalcoatlus, The Mirror reports.

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Riders would be taken on a journey recreating what scientists believe was a typical flight path of the extraordinary prehistoric animal.

The coaster will stay low to the ground, zipping across treetops, skimming water and bursting through rocky canyons.

A multi-launch coaster reaching speeds in excess of 70mph, the ride will replicate the hunting speed of Quetzalcoatlus which would swoop low and fast to snare prey in its long, tweezer like beak.

A 25,000 page planning application has been submitted – including plans for a 800 bedroom hotel with a four-storey atrium and a 1,500-bedroom hotel.

The new land comes a "multi-media live stage show experience", a 4D simulator attraction and an immersive fine dining experience.

There will be an 'active dig' site where budding palaeontologists can discover dinosaurs complete with zip lines and climbing walls.

The 4D simulator gives an experience of 'diving underwater' in a prehistoric world.

There will be two eateries. A family-friendly restaurant right by a 'Cretaceous watering hole' which will celebrate the legacy of Mary Anning, 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 land: "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."

There will also be a third hotel and a water park with interlinked pools, slides and wave machines.

70 per cent of the park, including the water area – will be covered to make it a year-round attraction.

Plans show a two-storey food market.

If it gets the go-ahead work could start on the park next year and it could open in 2024.

At 535 acres it would be three times bigger than any other park in the UK – 136 times the size of Wembley Stadium.

Areas include a High Street, The Studios themed on Hollywood action, The Woods based on fairytales, The Kindom based on swords and sorcery and The Isles – with giant creatures.

The Jungle is based on ancient civilisations and the final area is The Starport – a 23rd century sci-fi themed zone.

Al areas will be packed with rides and attractions.

The resort would have two ferry terminals on The Thames.

A deal had been done with the BBC to license its programmes in addition to Paramount and ITV Studios was brought on-board after the US-movie giant exited.

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