BRITISH thrill seekers are in for a surprise as the UK is getting is own ‘Disneyland’, only two hours’ drive away from Southampton.

The theme park, on the Swancombe Peninsula in Kent, will be the first of its kind in the UK.

Film company Paramount plans to create the site at a cost of £3.5 billion with 40,000 visitors a day and over 27,000 new jobs expected when it opens in Easter 2022.

Paramount is behind iconic films as Titanic, Forrest Gump, The Godfather, Footloose, Braveheart and Iron Man.

The £3.5bn project has five confirmed zones so far which include Adventure Isle; Port Bay; Myth Legends Castle; Entertainment City and Port Plaza.

London Resort Company Holdings, the group behind the park, has also teamed up with the BBC and Aardman – the animation studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep to bring some of Britain’s much-loved characters to life.

Humphrey Percy, CEO of the project's parent company Kuwaiti European Holdings, said: “We're working with world class theme park design companies to make sure that we have a real attraction, we have the financial backing to take us all the way through that process.

“I'm talking about companies that have their headquarters in California and support the major film studios and attractions across the world.”

But at an expected £57 for a full-priced day ticket, it’s won’t be cheap.  

Construction of the theme park should commence in 2019 if plans are approved by central government later this year.