Doctor Who, Top Gear, heck, maybe even Fawlty Towers or Red Dwarf, may get their own rides in 2020 when a new Paramount theme park opens near London.
London Resort Company Holdings, the company behind the multi-billion pound London Paramount Entertainment Resort, and the BBC this week announced an agreement that would allow the theme park to include some of the BBC Worldwide's biggest brands, according to the two companies.
The new partnership agreement would mean that "some of the best loved and celebrated programmes and characters to appear on British TV and radio in recent decades could be brought to life at a new world-class entertainment destination," according to the press release.
No details yet on which properties can be included or what the theme park creators have in mind.
The theme park, which is aiming for an Easter 2020 opening, already has a separate agreement in place with Paramount Pictures for use of its properties, which includes Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and The Godfather.
"We're always looking for opportunities to extend fans' enjoyment of their favorite shows and the idea behind this resort is a really exciting way of celebrating the very special place the BBC has in British culture," Stephen Davies, director of live events for BBC Worldwide, in a prepared statement.
LRCH director David Testa added that the park will "combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture."
Right, now that the facts are out of the way, time to discuss the insane possibilities of a theme park that can dip into the BBC's vast warehouse of rich culture and turn it into something that can either make your sick, serve you food, or both.
Of course, there'd have to be the Top Gear roller coaster. But what about the Fawlty Towers of Doom? Maybe the Absolutely Fabulous house of mirrors? Turn all of the park phones into replicas of a Doctor Who TARDIS. Lister's house of fun. What about a Black Adder cafe with a turnip surprise?