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7th Apr 2005, 07:09
Bah, humbug!

The Guardian: Great expectations for theme park

It is a tale of two centuries. Amid the modern plans to develop the Thames Gateway has emerged a scheme to build a 62m theme park celebrating the life and works of the 19th century literary giant Charles Dickens.

The theme park, which will be built in the former naval dockyard in Chatham, Kent, will feature rides based on classics such as A Tale of Two Cities, The Pickwick Papers, David Copperfield and Great Expectations. It will also recreate the 19th-century London street scenes so prominent in the novels.

The construction of Dickens World is expected to begin in the next two months. Developers hope it will open in April 2007 and attract up to 300,000 visitors a year.

7th Apr 2005, 07:29
Wasn't it the dry dock at Chatham where the Goon's made the world's largest Christmas Pudding?

7th Apr 2005, 07:33
will feature rides based on classics such as A Tale of Two Cities

Know a few people I would like to introduce to that ride. Involves a guillotine , doesn't it?

7th Apr 2005, 07:46
Don't suppose the date of the article was 01/04/05 was it?

tony draper
7th Apr 2005, 08:01
In the olden days we just used to read the books and use our imaginations, but now that our species have devolved back to banana munching level this is to be expected.

7th Apr 2005, 08:03
Oh to hell with it, go for it. I just protest at using Chatham Dockyard for it.

Chatham Dockyard Flag was the best BA fin design.

Solid Rust Twotter
7th Apr 2005, 08:09
Herr Drapes

The really devolved ones can even peel bananas with their feet.:E :ok: