The UK’s long-debated, upcoming entertainment experience ‘London Resort’ has unveiled plans for a dinosaur-themed land known as ‘Base Camp’ (Camp Cretaceous was already taken).
The land will be entirely dedicated to prehistoric reptiles of all shapes and sizes, and will feature two roller coasters, a simulator attraction, a dark ride, stage shows and palaeontological dig sites, along with restaurants and giftshops, all against the backdrop of a majestic Cretaceous setting.
The CEO of London Resort Company Holdings, PY Gerbeau, has described the prehistoric area as a “land of preservation and celebration of dinosaurs,” and promises that “things don’t always go terribly wrong here,” referencing, of course, Jurassic Park (we're pretty sure John Hammond said the same thing, though).
A lot of information has been excavated, particularly in relation to the land’s experiences. One of the roller coasters will be designed around the ‘flightpath’ of the largest ever winged reptile Quetzalcoatlus, while the other will be less thrill-seeker and more family-friendly. Meanwhile, a 4D ride will plunge guests underwater for an experience that doesn’t sound dissimilar to Jurassic World’s 'Lagoon', and a dark ride will adopt gaming technology to help guests locate different species of dinosaurs in the 'wild'.
Naturally, the themed land is also set to be educational, with an area dedicated to aspiring palaeontologists, where they can explore, dig up dinosaurs, play on zip lines, climb walls and navigate tunnels.
The proposed resort will be located in Kent along the River Thames and is set to open to the public in 2024. But whether or not Base Camp will rival the Jurassic World experiences at Universal parks remains to be seen.
For more information, visit London Resort.
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