Published on : Tuesday, December 11, 2018
The city council for development has revealed plans for a £300 million investment into a new adventure centre, set to be located on the seaside resort’s iconic Golden Mile.
They’re proposing an indoor park spread across approximately 17 acres, with a proposed theme of Chariots of the Gods based on Eric Von Däniken’s series of adventure novels. Rollercoasters, a bounce park, rope courses, climbing walls, laser tag, bumper cars are just some of the entertainment options which will be on offer – there are even plans for a restaurant where miniature rollercoasters bring you your food. Particularly thrilling would be the installment of the UK’s first ‘flying theatre’, a 5D experience which also uses virtual reality for an immersive adventure.
It wouldn’t just serve as a tourist attraction though. Locals would also benefit from a host of features including hotels, restaurants, food markets, residential apartments and an events square – the council estimates it could create 1,000 new jobs. In fact, the new attraction would be the biggest single investment into Blackpool. It would mark another boost to tourism in the area, with an estimated 600,000 additional visitors a year which could in turn mean a combined annual spend of £75 million.
Currently the business enterprise is still in the early stages of development, but if it does go ahead the construction is expected to start as early as 2020. The council would then roll out the various attractions over the next eight to nine years.