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Kent’s ‘answer to Disneyland’ plans new fundraising round

Directors behind a £2.5bn theme park dubbed “the UK’s answer to Disneyland” are hoping to tap up investors for fresh capital this year as costs for the blockbuster development continue to mount. The London Resort Company, which plans to build a 1,245-acre theme park in Kent, has engaged financial advisers to raise funds in 2021 from additional sources in “London capital markets and other financial centres”. The capital-raising effort comes after a rollercoaster ride for the site, which has faced a swathe of planning hurdles in recent years. Full-year accounts for…

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Stinger Report examines latest in OOH and immersive entertainment

The Stinger Report: Driving Trends Reshaping the Market | #1053 Report Skinny In The Stinger Report #1051 – This issue covers in detail: A look at the emerging Immersive projection environments in development, such as from Falcon’s Creative Group, as well as rollout plans of unique concepts, including from Topgolf, X-Golf and Electric Playbox. “The Entertainment Industry’s Musical Chairs” is reported, looking at the impacts in Restaurant business, such as the recent situations with Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment and Punch Bowl Social. We chart the unique “Impacts in the Beverage sector”, such as…

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Interactive, out-of-home entertainment news and views: the immersive frontier and beyond

The Stinger Report: The New Roadmap Ahead! | #1052 Report Skinny 1. This first issue of the new style report addresses the big question regarding the immersive entertainment sector regarding “The Great Reset” 2. Looking at “Trend Setting: The New Entertainment Offerings”, the new technology that will be employed to drive audiences back to Out-of-Home Entertainment 3. Considering the “Arising Destination Entertainment Operation”, with regards to the new style of venues that will be created to captivate an audience in need of fun and excitement 4. This report also looks at…

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