BBC Theme Park Will Likely Include Top Gear Rides
If you didn’t have a reason to visit the UK before now (and you’re crazy if you didn’t have at least ten), the soon-to-come BBC theme park should be enough to win you over. Reportedly, the park is due to open in Easter of 2020 in Kent, meaning we could see rides based on The Office, Doctor Who, Sherlock, and, most importantly to car fans, Top Gear.
Top Gear theme park rides would easily create the major thrills any good amusement park needs. Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World thrives off car-based rides, and even Disney World’s Test Track and Kings Island’s Backlot Stunt Coaster (previous known as The Italian Job) are somewhat thrilling.
And speaking of The Italian Job, expect a ride based on that film as well. Technically, the project is the London Paramount Entertainment Resort (you know, one of Hollywood’s leading studios, Paramount Pictures), and BBC Worldwide has just signed onto the project as a partner. So that means we’ll also be seeing rides and attractions based on Paramount’s 3,000+ films, including The Italian Job, Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, and The Godfather. Though, when Paramount had its own amusement parks here in the US, before Cedar Fair bought them out, their movie choices for rides were not always the strongest (cough cough, looking at you, Drop Zone, Tomb Raider, and Anaconda). Let’s hope for stronger choices in the UK.
There’s no guarantee, of course, that Top Gear rides will be a part of the 3.14 million dollar project, but we have a strong suspicion they will be. The only downside to the Paramount/BBC theme park is that it only includes the UK version of The Office, which, of course, is fantastic, but is nowhere near as intricate, deep, and hilarious as the US version of The Office, which, indisputably, is the greatest thing ever created in the history of the universe, hands down.
And if you disagree, well…
News Source: The Guardian