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New £3.5bn UK theme park is set to rival Disney World and it looks epic

This will be so good…

Jamie Roberts

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The London Resort

The UK is set to get a massive theme park to rival Disneyland in size, and from the first pics it looks like it’s going to be mint.

We’ve still got a few years to wait, however, as The London Resort isn’t expected to be finished until 2024.

According to developers the £3.5 billion theme park – the first like this to be built in Europe since Disneyland Paris in 1992 – will be as big as 136 Wembley Stadiums.

The London Resort

It’s going to be located on a 535 acre site near Gravesend at the Swanscombe Peninsula, and construction starts in 2021, Kent Live reports.

The resort is set to become one of the most ambitious projects of its kind in Europe, and it’s partnered up with Paramount Pictures, the BBC and ITV so they can use their brands and franchises in the park.

It’ll open in two stages, the first in 2024 and the second in 2029, and will feature six islands with their own theme, including Starport, The Jungle, The Kingdom, The Woods, The Isles and The Studio.

The London Resort

There’ll also be a High Street complete with hotels, shops, restaurants, a convention centre, and even a waterpark.

Starport will be a futuristic ‘23rd century landing zone’, complete with aliens and big rides, The Jungle island is set to feature ancient ruins pushing up through the trees, while The Kingdom is a legendary realm containing all the classic swords, dragons and sorcery you’d expect.

The Woods is an enchanted area steeped in fantasy and fairy tales, while The Isles will be full of mythical beasts and huge creatures, and The Studio is set to be a little different – a warehouse-themed district showing the biggest films.

This is going to be so good!

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A new Brazilian bottomless brunch with endless sangria on tap is coming to Manchester

This looks so good!

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You can’t beat a bottomless brunch, with nonstop booze and good food – it’s what Sundays are made for.

But what could make a bottomless brunch even better? Well, how about ENDLESS SANGRIA ON TAP alongside some top notch Brazilian food? Yep, that’ll do it.

And Manchester’s very own KBOM Bar & Kitchen is doing just that, launching their ‘Domingo sem Fundo‘ – which roughly translates as ‘Bottomless Sundays’ – this weekend.

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You can choose a starter and a main alongside bottomless drinks for 90 minutes for just £22.95 per person, with a wide range of Brazilian and Portuguese dishes to pick from.

Starters include Rissois de Quejio – deep-fried cheese croquettes – or Pao de Quejio, cheesy dough balls which are the most popular street food snack over in Brazil.

You can also grab Asas Grelhadas, which is Portuguese style grilled chicken wings, marinated and cooked in either lemon and herb or KBOM’s very own Piri Piri seasoning.

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When it comes to mains, there’s loads of authentic Brazilian and Portuguese dishes, like Bitoque – a Portuguese take on steak and eggs – and Frango Grelhado, which is half a grilled Piri Piri spiced chicken with fries.

There’s also the Burger da Onda – a steak and king prawn burger – alongside Espetada de Gambas, grilled king prawn skewers brushed with in-house made chilli and garlic seasoning.

If you want to go all out there’s the Picanha à Brasileira, Brazilian-style grilled sirloin steak served with black beans, rice and farofa seasoning.

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When it comes to drinks you’re really spoiled for choice, with bottomless Sangria straight from the tap, Caipirinhas (a top quality Brazilian cocktail), red, white or rose wine, Super Bock or Sagres lager, or if you’re off the booze there’s soft drinks as well.

KBOM’s bottomless Sunday brunches start this Sunday, September 20th, with three slots at 12:15-13:45, 14:00-15:30 and 15:45-17:15 – you can book in here.

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A terrifying drive-in cinema event with actors lurking in the shadows is coming to Manchester

If you think you can handle it…

Alex Watson

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An immersive drive-in cinema event is coming to Manchester for Halloween, and who knows what will be lurking in the shadows…

ScareCity is set to take over EventCity in Manchester from October 12th to November 1st with live socially-distant entertainment.

You can enjoy the world’s scariest films on the big screen, all from the comfort of your own car. 

You’ll just have to drive through the ‘scare tunnel’ first…

The schedule is full of Halloween classics such as The Ring, The Conjuring, and the creepy clown from It will also be making an appearance.

There will also be some kid-friendly films, including Coraline, Hocus Pocus and Coco – you can see the full schedule below. 

Food and drink is also available on site, that will all be served safely and in compliance with Covid-19 precautions. 

Tickets cost £35 per vehicle, and you can grab them here now.

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ScareCity Film Schedule: 

  • 12th October: The Invisible Man at 9pm
  • 13th October: The Ring at 9pm
  • 14th October: Insidious at 9pm
  • 15th October: Get Out at 9pm
  • 16th October: Blair Witch Project at 9pm
  • 17th October: Frankenweenie at 12pm, Beetlejuice at 4pm, US at 8pm
  • 18th October: Goosebumps at 12pm, 28 Days Later at 4pm, The Hills Have Eyes at 8pm
  • 19th October: The Conjuring at 9pm
  • 20th October: Annabelle at 9pm
  • 21st October: The Conjuring 2 at 9pm
  • 22nd October: Annabelle Creation at 9pm
  • 23rd October: Hocus Pocus at 6pm, The Nun at 9pm
  • 24th October: Coraline at 12pm, The Curse of La LLorona at 4pm, Annabelle Comes Home at 8pm
  • 25th October: Monster House at 12pm, The Grudge at 4pm, The Exorcist at 8pm
  • 26th October: It at 4pm, Crawl at 8pm
  • 27th October: It Chapter 2 at 4pm, The Lighthouse at 8pm
  • 28th October: Scary Movie at 4pm, Paranormal Activity at 8pm
  • 29th October: The Witch at 4pm, Cabin in the Woods at 8pm
  • 30th October: Child’s Play at 6pm, The Descent at 9pm
  • 31st October: Coco at 12pm, The Invisible Man at 4pm, Halloween (2018) at 8pm
  • 1st November: The Haunted Mansion at 4pm, The Ring at 8pm

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There’s a massive Bongo’s Bingo coming to Blackpool Pleasure Beach

This will be mental!

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Bongo’s Bingo will be hosting two massive events on Blackpool beach to ends this surreal summer.

The iconic seaside resort will open its arms to two massive open-air shows this month featuring the usual Bongo’s Bingo magic and mayhem.

Bongo’s Bingo has been on an extended break this year but has recently launched a series of safe but fun events in a new outdoor format.

They debuted in Newcastle at the UK’s first socially distanced music venue, Virgin Money Unity Arena, with two sell-out events. 

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Next up is Blackpool Pleasure Beach that will feature Jonny Bongo himself for two epic nights at the iconic seaside resort. 

Jonny Bongo says: “Our Outdoors shows have been simply amazing so far and it has been so good bringing people back together for some much-needed escapism.

“Doing what we do outdoors, socially-distanced and seeing everyone go wild is very special – the energy from everyone so far has been electric. We know Blackpool always likes to party and in such a jaw-dropping location it’s going to be pure class. There’s no excuse now not to join us – our two shows are going to be mega!”

Guests can expect the usual antics from the show and weird and wonderful prizes as ever! 

Friday evening has sold out but there are still tickets available to the event on Thursday 24th September.

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