U.K. theme park could boast 'Doctor Who,' 'Sherlock' attractions

A planned $3.14 billion U.K. theme park and resort could include attractions based on hit television series like Doctor Who and Sherlock through a new agreement with BBC Worldwide.

Developed by London Resort Company Holdings and supported by Paramount Pictures, the 900-acre London Paramount entertainment resort is set to open in 2020 in Dartford, southeast of London. It's expected to attract 15 million visitors a year with its 2,000-seat theater, hotels and more than 50 rides and attractions, some of which will be inspired by such Paramount properties as Star Trek and Mission: Impossible.

Announced today, the development agreement with BBC Worldwide is part of London Paramount's effort to "combine the glamor of Hollywood with the best of British culture."

"We’re always looking for opportunities to extend fans’ enjoyment of their favorite shows," BBC Worldwide's Stephen Davies said in a statement, "and the idea behind this resort is a really exciting way of celebrating the very special place the BBC has in British culture.”

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