The latest development proposals for Blackpool will be the single biggest investment in Blackpool for more than a century.
It’s set to see a range of new indoor attractions including the UK’s first flying theatre, the world’s first multimedia exhibition of its kind and the most advanced virtual reality experience on an epic scale.
Flying Theatre True flight movement will provide an unparalleled real-flying sensation and is the number one attraction across major cities and theme parks. The world’s most advanced VR experience will also find a new home in Blackpool as part of the development.
It sees a whole body full immersive experience with state-of-the-art visuals, body tracking and even touch and smell.
The development will also have new hotels, restaurants, food market, event square, residential apartments and multi-storey parking.
One restaurant will see a breathtaking ‘rollercoaster service‘ in a one-of-a-kind place of fun, adventure and discovery, all serving healthy and organic food.
Work on the 17-acre plot can now get underway following a legal contract with developers at the Central Station site being signed off.
The new development is set to attract 600,000 additional visitors a year and contribute a massive £75m a year too.
There will also be 1,000 new jobs for the people of Blackpool created as part of the development.
Based on the novels written by Eric Von Däniken in the 1960s and 1970s, the site will follow the theme of ‘Chariots of the Gods’.
It will include unsolved mysteries of the past like the Pyramids of Egypt and Mexico, ancient cave drawings, the monuments of Easter Island and even alien visitors!
Blackpool is currently working with Media Investment Entertainment – who own the intellectual property of Chariots of the Gods – and Nikal Ltd to help unlock the development of this opportunity.
The new development is set to be delivered over an eight to nine-year period. Who’s excited?