Plans for the UK Disneyland have been shelved after agreements couldn’t be made
It was fantastic news for Disney fans earlier this year.
The announcement of a UK Disneyland to open in Kent by 2020 was an exciting move.
However this now appears to all have been a pipe dream, as the plans for the park have been shelved.
Fans of Walt Disney will have to head abroad to get their cartoon fix for now.
The park was to be built near Dartford in Kent, covering an area of 872 acres.
The impressive attraction, called London Paramount boasted more than 50 rides, a 2,000-seat theatre and its own nightclub.
With it hoping to have attracted 40,000 visitors a day, it would have boosted the UK economy.
However Kent Online reported that Paramount and London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) were unable to agree on which films would be given the rights for the park.
The UK Disneyland was to be called Paramount World
We want to express our sincere thanks to the many members of the Paramount team
Humphrey Percy, LRCH chief executive, said: “We want to express our sincere thanks to the many members of the Paramount team who have worked with us since we took over the project in August 2013.”
Paramount films include blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible, Transformers and Star Trek.
However, LRCH is now hoping they can look towards to other names as they can work with a much wider variety of attractions.
Aardman Animations, the creators of Wallace and Gromit, are still agreed to be part of the resort.
The theme park was to showcase the best Paramount films including Transformers
Yet there are still great places to take the kids this summer holidays.
A new Legoland Discovery Centre is to open in Birmingham next year.
Another kids favourite is rumoured to be opening around the world in the US and in Japan.
Nintendo World could open in the future, with a real life Mario Kart in the works.