First Look Inside Yorkshire's New Theme Park Gulliver's Valley
Part of the £37 million project within the Gulliver's Theme Park resort franchise, Gulliver's Valley Resort will feature a 'fantastic selection of theme park rides, family accommodation and unique attractions' across its sprawling 250-acre site.
Joining existing theme parks in Warrington, Matlock Bath and Milton Keynes, it will boast attractions like the Wild Western World, Lost Jurassic World, Smugglers Wharf and Toy Land - all of which are currently under construction.
The theme park's first phase - one of five - will be open to the public in 2020, and will also feature a two-storey indoor entertainment area, which will be the size of 22 tennis courts.
Like other parks, there will also be a 'Blast Area', where visitors can shoot target ranges and battle it out with other opponents using NERF guns.
According to Ripley and Heanor News, there will be 70 new rides and attractions in total, so it sounds like there will be plenty going on for kids and big kids alike.
There will be accommodation on-site, including several areas themed on pirates, princesses and more, along with the option of glamping.
Construction is currently under way for the theme park with the video update showing fans the progress of the wooden saloons of the Wild Western World and the huge water slide of Lost Jurassic World - which also promises 'living, breathing, free-roaming dinosaurs'.
Locals are already heaping praise on the theme park, thanks to the jobs that the landmark will create and the locally sourced materials used - something that the folk behind Gulliver's Theme Parks have been passionate about, having said they wanted to ensure the new park integrates with the community.
Julie Dalton, managing director at Gulliver's Valley, said: "We are investing in the local economy through recruitment as close to the theme park resort as we can.
"So far we have used local businesses where possible and also invited local school children to share their ideas with us about what they want from the new resort on their doorstep."
Groundworks began last summer, which was when utilities and 1.5 miles of perimeter fencing were installed, but now it looks like progress is coming along nicely for the park's grand opening next year.
Featured Image Credit: Gulliver's Valley Resort