Posted by Nicholas Rapp on October 17, 2012 at 3:30 am
One thing that seems to make a film studio a million times more legitimate is when that movie studio has an amusement park to its name. There’s Universal Studios with its Jaws and Jurassic Park, and Incredible Hulk attractions… and I think we all know of the amusement park Walt Disney has to offer. These parks practically rake in cash, and they do a number for the economy by creating jobs. But most importantly – if you enjoy your time at a studio’s amusement park, you are likely going to see the films of which they drown you in with advertisements during your stay.
So Disney has one, and Universal has one: Paramount was bound to have a big one eventually, I mean they are the studio that brought us Transformers, Mission Impossible, and even Star Trek. Believe it or not, a Paramount themed amusement park is in the works right now, and it wasn’t even Paramount’s idea. The equivalent in pounds of $ 3.2 billion are being put into this park in South East England, and Paramount has decided not to invest a penny. They signed a licensing agreement for the use of their brands, and that was all.
The park will be about 872 acres, and it will spawn up to 27,000 jobs. That’s huge! This seems like a win-win for all, so I’m curious why Paramount wasn’t interested in investing in the project. But more so yet, I’m curious what kinds of rides this amusement park will have in its arsenal. We know that this amusement park will host the largest indoor water park in Europe, live music venues and hotels, but I’m looking to hear about the roller coasters. I want to hop on board the Starship Enterprise! Don’t you? The park won’t be ready until 2018, but until then we can fantasize about what it might offer – Paramount has a massive supply of iconic films to choose from. If you could get on board any Paramount themed roller coaster, what would it be, banterers?