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TommyAlex

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What does ITV even have that can be turned into attractions? Something like a studio tour like what Granada used to be in the 80s with the Corrie set would make sense, but a full on theme park? It doesn't matter anyway, they'll back out of it by about September after a summer of absolutely nothing happening.
 

Robbie

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What does ITV even have that can be turned into attractions? Something like a studio tour like what Granada used to be in the 80s with the Corrie set would make sense, but a full on theme park? It doesn't matter anyway, they'll back out of it by about September after a summer of absolutely nothing happening.
Lots of opportunities - walk down Coronation Street and sit in the Rovers, or pretend you're sat with Simon Cowell on the BGT set, or recreate the Bushtucker Trials from I'm A Celebrity! All totally unique experiences never done before, ever.
 

CSLKennyNI

Active Member
Another one bites the dust...
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Wallace and Gromit creators pull out of 'UK's Disneyland'
Aardman Animations no longer involved with delayed £3.2bn theme park in Kent

The creators of Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep have pulled out of a deal to be part of a £3.2bn theme park touted as a British rival to Disneyland.

In 2015, Aardman Animations struck a deal with the company behind the development in Kent, known as the LondonResort to potentially turn its characters into themed ridesand attractions.

The theme park project, which has been beset by delays and was originally expected toopen this year, started with a tie-up with ParamountPictures, the Hollywood studio behind blockbusters such as Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, Transformers and TheGodfather. However, Paramount, which lent itsname to the resort, pulled out in 2017.

London Resort’s memorandum of understanding with Aardman Animations said the deal would “bring a number of the nation’s favourite characters to the resort and introduce them to a whole new international audience”.

However, a spokeswoman for Aardman told the Guardian thecompany is “no longer involved with this project”. A spokesman for London Resort Company Holdings said: “The partnerships are undercontinuous review and when the agreement with Aardman expired both parties decided not to renew the partnership.”

On Monday, ITV struck a dealto turn children’s shows, led by animated series ThunderbirdsAre Go, into attractions at the theme park. Thunderbirds returned to TV in 2015 five decades after Gerry Anderson’s “supermarionation” puppets first appeared on ITV.

The BBC signed a similar deal in 2014, which could lead to attractions based on showsfrom Doctor Who to Top Gear. Fifty rides and attractions based on popular film and TV shows have been planned forthe park.

Billions have been invested in the London Resort, which is expected to open in 2024, with construction due to start in 2021. It will be the size of 136 Wembley stadiums and aims to attract 50,000 visitors a dayand offer 3,500 hotel rooms. The south-east of Englandlocation was chosen to position the park as a rival to Disneyland Paris.
 

davidm

Well-Known Member
They are kinda working their way down the entertainment food chain....

Paramount : Movies and stuff... YAY big IPs.
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Oh no, Paramount gone, but we have the BBC and Aardman now, they are still well known UK-IPs aren't they?
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What now? Yes we are pleased to announce ITV (lowest common denominator UK-entertainment, no scraping the bottom of the barrel at all, no sir.)


The future? 12 months time a ground-breaking tie-in with the Daily Star followed a year later by an exclusive agreement with Theme-Park Worldwide?
 

Crazycoaster

Active Member
I read that the ITV deal would see some of the kids IP's rather than adult IP's brought to the park. They mentioned Thunderbirds being one of the bigger IP's, which could be kinda cool, would attract a lot of newer kids with the new TV show, and a bunch of nostalgic adults who grew up with it. Except of course this park is never gunna happen.
 

Matt N

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Is it only me who thinks that the park will look quite different to those original concepts when it eventually opens at this stage?

Also, is it only BBC and ITV left now? In that case, I reckon a TV theme park would be a good premise for this place; maybe they could get Sky and Channel 4 on board to make something akin to a TV version of Motiongate?
 
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