>>>ITV Studios makes a range of hit shows – from Love Island to Coronation Street – but the focus of the deal is understood to be the Thunderbirds Are Go series, which returned to TV in 2015.
>>>Due to open in 2024, the London Resort will feature two parks set over 215 hectares (535 acres), plus 3,500 hotel rooms. Fifty rides and attractions based on popular film and TV shows are planned for the parks, which it is hoped could attract 50,000 visitors a day.
>>>The latest deal could mean characters and scenes from ITV shows such as Coronation Street, This Morning, Saturday Night Takeaway and I’m a Celebrity make an appearance.
Coronation Street for those of you playing at home is the world's longest running soap opera. It has been part of a theme park before (The long defunct and recently demolished Granada Studios Tour).
With Aardman Animation (Who have a Wallace and Grommit Ride at Blackpool) and BBC (who's kids properties are in use at Merlin's Alton Towers) as the other headline IP, I think its fairly safe to say this project is in trouble as an international destination.
Although ITV studios does some reality fare in the US (EG - All of those shows with Gordon Ramsay on it, Gameshow Marathon, and they own most of the company that makes Pawn Stars) I just can't see anything in their stable thats likely to attract a non brit, especially when in a city that's full of other, more compelling attractions already
(Including what is arguably the world's oldest theme park - The Tower of London).Tweet
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