This news follows a similar deal between BBC Worldwide and Merlin Entertainments, which saw the launch earlier this year of CBeebies Land at Alton Towers featuring attractions and rides based on popular children’s shows such as Postman Pat and In the Night Garden.
Stephen Davies, Director of Live Events at BBC Worldwide, said:
“We’re always looking for opportunities to extend fans’ enjoyment of their favourite shows and the idea behind this resort is a really exciting way of celebrating the very special place the BBC has in British culture.”
LRCH has also reached an agreement with Paramount for the new resort, meaning that themed lands and rides based on Mission: Impossible and Star Trek could find themselves alongside those not only from Doctor Who but also other successful BBC shows like Top Gear and Sherlock.
Director of LRCH, David Testa, said:
“We are delighted to bring the world’s leading public service broadcaster on board this project.
“The BBC has played an instrumental role in shaping the British entertainment industry for nearly a century, creating some of the most iconic and cherished characters on TV and radio.
“It seems only right therefore that its programmes will be present at the new London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which will combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture.”
[Source: BBC News]