A BBC theme park is to open in Britain with games and rides based on its most popular shows.
Doctor Who and Top Gear are among the brands that could be exploited.
The corporation’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, has signed a landmark deal with London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH), the company behind the multi-billion pound London Paramount Entertainment Resort in Kent which is scheduled to open in 2020.
BBC programmes and characters will feature prominently in the entertainment resort alongside Paramount properties.
Stephen Davies, Director of Live Events, BBC Worldwide, said: “We’re always looking for opportunities to extend fans’ enjoyment of their favourite shows and the idea behind this resort is a really exciting way of celebrating the very special place the BBC has in British culture.”
David Testa, Director of LRCH, said: “We are delighted to bring the world’s leading public service broadcaster on board this project.
“The BBC has played an instrumental role in shaping the British entertainment industry for nearly a century, creating some of the most iconic and cherished characters on TV and radio.
“It seems only right therefore that its programmes will be present at the new London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which will combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture.”
Also reported in a different source:
Paramount London, a proposed entertainment resort, will include a Star Trek-themed area when it opens on the Swanscombe Peninsula, east of London, in 2020. Spread across 800 acres, Paramount London will be the first of its kind in the UK and is expected to attract up to 15 million visitors a year, or 50,000 people a day. The Resort will offer more than 50 rides and attractions, each themed around the most famous films, television shows, games and other artistic works of Paramount and its partners. Attractions will include signature entertainment shows and cultural events, 12 major rides, water rides, family rides and adrenaline rides, as well as theaters, restaurants, hotels, business facilities and more. (Star Trek.com)
So Trekkers and Whovians will co-exist, wow! what a world. :)