CHARIOTS OF THE GODS
ENTERTAINMENT PARK

THE ULTIMATE ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE

The £ 300m Black­pool Cen­tral devel­op­ment will bring world-class vis­i­tor attrac­tions to a land­mark site on the Gold­en Mile along with hotels, restau­rants, food mar­ket, event square, res­i­den­tial apart­ments and mul­ti-storey park­ing.

The mas­ter­plan for the long-await­ed rede­vel­op­ment is inspired by “Char­i­ots Of The Gods™”, a glob­al pub­lish­ing phe­nom­e­non, writ­ten by Swiss author Erich von Däniken, that explores alien encoun­ters and unsolved mys­ter­ies of ancient civ­i­liza­tions.

“Char­i­ots Of The Gods™” will be the main theme for Black­pool Cen­tral includ­ing the anchor attrac­tion – the UK’s first “Fly­ing The­atre”, a ful­ly-immer­sive thrill ride that will cre­ate the incred­i­ble sen­sa­tion of human flight.

Work on the cur­rent Cen­tral Sta­tion site in the heart of the town, just a short walk from the famous Gold­en Mile could start as ear­ly as 2020. It is esti­mat­ed that the devel­op­ment will attract 600,000 addi­tion­al vis­i­tors a year with a com­bined annu­al spend of £75m. It will also cre­ate 1,000 new jobs for peo­ple in Black­pool.

MASTERPLAN

The project is a col­lab­o­ra­tion between Nikal Ltd, and Media Invest Enter­tain­ment, which owns the intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rights of Char­i­ots Of The Gods. Black­pool Coun­cil is work­ing close­ly with both par­ties to help ‘unlock’ this devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ty which is envis­aged to be deliv­ered over sev­er­al phas­es over an 8-9 year peri­od.

BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY

Black­pool Coun­cil has worked hard to plan for an all year-round attrac­tion, which will cre­ate a range of jobs for peo­ple liv­ing in the area.

  • Around 1000 jobs – that’s equal to a job being avail­able for 1 in every 2 18 year olds in Black­pool leav­ing edu­ca­tion
  • Unique attrac­tion, unlike any­thing else in the UK
  • An extra £75m annu­al spend from addi­tion­al vis­i­tors going into the Black­pool econ­o­my
  • This will under­pin Blackpool’s future regen­er­a­tion and all of the oth­er invest­ment to make Black­pool bet­ter

THE ATTRACTIONS

THE FLYING THEATRE

  • The UK’s first Fly­ing The­atre True flight move­ment pro­vides an unpar­al­leled, real fly­ing sen­sa­tion
  • The No.1 attrac­tion in major cities and theme parks around the world
  • Reach­es the largest demo­graph­ic of rid­ers, age 4 – 85
  • Ful­ly immer­sive, includ­ing excit­ing on-board effects (like wind, fog, vibra­tions, scents, water-spritz, etc.)

VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE

  • The world’s most advanced “Vir­tu­al Real­i­ty” expe­ri­ence
  • Epic scale, free-roam, mul­ti-play­er
  • Whole body, ful­ly immer­sive, hyper-real­i­ty
  • State-of-the-art visu­als and body track­ing Smell, touch and feel
  • Cus­tom motion sim­u­la­tors for unmatched real­ism

ALIEN DINER

  • Ful­ly themed bar and event restau­rant
  • Breath tak­ing “Roller-coast­er” ser­vice
  • A one-of-a-kind place of fun, adven­ture and dis­cov­ery
  • Hourly spe­cial effects show
  • Par­ties and spe­cial events
  • Healthy and organ­ic food

MULTI-MEDIA EXHIBITION

  • The world’s first “Great­est Mys­ter­ies” mul­ti-media exhi­bi­tion
  • Sci­en­tif­ic, edu­ca­tion­al and enter­tain­ing
  • Dis­cov­er the most aston­ish­ing unsolved mys­ter­ies
  • Explor­ing a pos­si­ble extra-ter­res­tri­al influ­ence
  • A ful­ly immer­sive and mind-blow­ing expe­ri­ence
  • Cre­at­ed with the lat­est tech­nol­o­gy

ADVENTURE LAND

  • Ful­ly themed indoor inter­ac­tive enter­tain­ment
  • Roll-glid­er – a free falling and hang-glid­ing sen­sa­tion
  • Rope Cours­es – the ulti­mate expe­ri­ence of height
  • Adven­ture Trail – chal­leng­ing obsta­cles and great adven­ture
  • Quick Jump –over­come your fear
  • Climb­ing Walls – dynam­ic and inter­ac­tive fun walls

THRILL AND GAMING ZONE

  • Excit­ing High – thrill and fam­i­ly rides
  • Arcade Games
  • Bounce Park
  • Inflat­able Attrac­tions
  • Laser Tag Are­na
  • Bumper Cars and much more…

VIDEO PRESENTATION

DEVELOPMENT DATES

AUTUMN 2018
Blackpool Council Executive approval and agreement to heads of terms

SPRING 2019
Land agreement completes

WINTER 2019
Planning application submitted

SPRING 2020
Enabling phase commences

SUMMER 2021
Completion enabling phase

SUMMER 2021
Start construction – Phase 1

SUMMER 2023: Start fit out of phase 1

SUMMER 2024
Opening of phase 1

AUTUMN 2024
Start construction – Phase 2

SPRING 2026
Start fit out phase 2

SUMMER 2026
Opening phase 2

WINTER 2026
Start construction – Phase 3

WINTER 2028
Start fit out phase 3

SPRING 2029
Opening of phase 3

Subject to further discussions
Promenade phase

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