A thrilling new picture provides more detail into the enormous eco-friendly theme park labelled "the UK's answer to Disneyland" which could open on the River Thames in just four years.

The London Resort will today submit its application to Government to build an eye-popping new site in Kent the size of 136 stadiums and filled with mystery attractions.

If successful, it will be the first European development built from scratch since Disneyland Paris opened in 1992.

An artist's impression of the vast £3.5 billion theme park has been provided exclusively to the Daily Star, revealing what looks like at least six planned rollercoasters, a set of artificial mountains and a Union Jack-branded rotunda.

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What looks like castle turrets can also be spotted, further strengthening developers' claims that the London Resort will act like a UK Disneyland — including generating much-needed billions for the economy after the devastation of the coronavirus pandemic.

If the London Resort secures development consent, construction could begin in 2022 with a view to opening in 2024.

The planned location is currently an industrial site located near Gravesham, Dartford and Thurrock, spanning around 872 acres.

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Teaser pictures released in October sketched out a thrilling aerial view of the proposed theme park, showing helter skelters, rollercoasters and other rides of all kinds.

Creators are currently remaining tight-lipped about exactly what attractions will be on offer, but last year the resort signed a deal with Paramount Pictures, so a Hollywood theme could be in the works.

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The Development Consent Order (DCO) details the plan to develop two theme park gates, a waterpark, conference & convention centre and e-Sports facility.

More than 3,500 hotel rooms will be created and two ferry terminals will be built each side of the Thames, along with back-of-house facilities, a visitor centre and a new road from the A2.

Most of the materials required to construct the resort will be delivered by river.

The London Resort also aims to be the first operationally carbon neutral theme park in the world.

The eco-friendly site will deliver a "net biodiversity gain" and create a green network of amenity areas and parkland to include areas of environmental enhancement and wildlife habitat creation beside the River Thames to benefit both resort guests and local residents.

London Resort's application also contains independent research which predicts the development will generate £50 billion in gross economic activity (GVA) over an initial 25-year period.

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It's also expected to create more than 6,000 construction jobs and 48,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs by 2038, including more than 17,000 resort employees.

By the same year the park is expected to create up to £200 million in additional tax revenues.

Developers point to the economic success of Disneyland Paris, which added £68 billion to the French economy in its first 25 years, as an indicator of future benefits for the UK.

Seine-et-Marne, the region where it's located, has made £22.4 billion from the park while Disneyland Paris also earned £13.7 billion in purchases, the majority of which were made within France.

"I arrived at this project eighteen months ago and it has been non-stop ever since," chief executive PY Gerbeau said.

"We have revived, reviewed, and reprogrammed the entire venture. This will be so much more than just a theme park.

"We have built excellent relationships with many stakeholders and are working closely with the elected local Council leaders. This has been an incredibly challenging journey and we look forward to working with the UK Government over the next twelve months."

The Government now has 28 days to consult local authorities and carry out an evaluation of the development proposal before accepting or rejecting it.

Kent County Council previously said it "is broadly supportive of the proposal".

However there has been some opposition to the plans. Wildlife group Buglife has campaigned against the London Resort, saying the Kent marshes are home to thousands of species some of which are "of conservation concern".

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