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London Resort has today offered an exclusive glimpse into Base Camp, its new dinosaur-themed area of the park.
The £3.5bn "UK Disneyland", which will be built in the Thames Estuary, shared pictures of the prehistoric nature reserve, featuring roaming dinosaurs, two rollercoasters, advanced dark rides, interactive dig sites and a fine dining experience with a difference.
Along with the new imagery of Base Camp, London Resort Company Holdings CEO PY Gerbeau also announced his recommendation to take time to review and ensure the Resort's "gold standard" case for sustainability, given the implications of Natural England's designation of the site as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Details were unveiled on Tuesday as Gerbeau spoke at a sustainability conference hosted by attractions industry specialist Blooloop.
"Working with the Planning Inspectorate, we have requested further time to prepare for the formal enquiry later this summer," he said.
"It is absolutely fundamental for us to be leaders in sustainability.
"We've already committed to spending around £150m on remediation, habitat enhancement and providing around eight miles of footpaths and public rights of way.
"But since Natural England designated the area a SSSI earlier this year – it is right and proper that we take a short extension to revise our reports and ensure they address the issues raised.
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"We are on track to create a beacon of world-class entertainment and experiences within a world-leading sustainable environment.
"And we're very excited to announce details of our progress with a new land, Base Camp."
Set in the northwest corner of the Resort, the land's plans include two rollercoasters, a large multi-media live stage show experience, an advanced simulator attraction, immersive fine dining and an "active dig site" where younger palaeontologists can discover dinosaurs as they climb, dig and tunnel their way across the excavation site.
Gerbeau went on: "Base Camp's design is based on a philosophy of what an actual, modern-day, prehistorical nature reserve might look like.
"There will be thrills, spills and high energy rides combined with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures ever to walk the earth.
"However, unlike popular films that depict dinosaurs as villains, things don't always go terribly wrong here.
"We are building a land of preservation and celebration of dinosaurs."
The first of two rollercoasters will celebrate Quetzalcoatlus, one of the largest known, winged reptiles of all time.
Set over 1km of track, it aims to be one of the fastest rollercoasters in Europe, skimming treetops and water as it replicates the ferocious beast's flightpath.
The second coaster will be more family-orientated, allowing an adventure for all ages.
An indoor, 1,500 seated arena will feature breathtaking shows within a dense tropical forest.
Guests will also get to have an up-close look at Ichthyosaurs, Mosasaurs and other terrifying hunters of the ocean at the motion-based 4D ride.
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