Top Gear Theme Park Rides Might Be Coming

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At this point, Top Gear is no longer just a British TV show — it's an international multi-billion dollar super-franchise with fans and versions all over the world. Now it might even expand into the theme park arena. It's kind of amazing that hasn't happened already.


Along with several other famous British properties like Doctor Who, Sherlock and maybe even The Office, the famous petrolhead show may be featured in a planned theme park in Kent. From The Guardian:

London Resort Company Holdings has signed a development agreement with BBC Worldwide to feature the corporation's intellectual property at the London Paramount Entertainment Resort, which promises to "combine the glamour of Hollywood with the best of British culture".

The park is set to open by Easter of 2020. London Resort Company Holdings already has an agreement with Paramount Pictures for access to its films, including Mission: Impossible, Star Trek, The Godfather and The Italian Job, the newspaper reports.

Honestly, a theme park based on great BBC shows sounds like a ton of fun, even to a boorish, classless, barely literate American like myself. There's a lot of potential for fun stuff there, especially if we're talking about Top Gear roller coasters and rides. I mean, there's already a Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi, so why not this?

I'm just curious how they're going to work The Office into all of it. How do you do an Office ride? If it's anything like our version, it will be kind of fun at first, then it becomes grating and irrelevant and it goes on way longer than it should.

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themanwithsauce - has as many vehicles as job titles

The question is what to call the top gear roller coaster? And what would it look like? I think it should be a collection of supercars and muscle cars. Have vehicle correct engine notes during the ride so when going downhill the engines will roar with their correct noise (you REALLY want to be in the ferrari car) and then back off throttle and do rev-matched downshifts before the turns. OOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHH - make the ride a replica of the test track!!!!

And the name? We borrow hammond's name for Jeremy's meat drink form that time he attached a V8 to a blender -"Desperate shag in a skip"