London Dungeons to be Relocated
Recently, plans have been discovered outlining the proposed move of the London Dungeons from it’s current site.
The proposed move would see the attraction relocated from it’s current site on Tooley Street, where it has operated for 38 years, to County Hall, London.
County Hall, which is a Grade II listed building, currently houses two other Merlin Entertainments operated attractions, The EDF Energy London Eye, and the Sea Life London Aquarium. Under current proposals, installation of the attraction is due to begin June this year, with opening expected during January 2013.
The move is expected to introduce numerous new scenes, along with two familiar rides. The popular ‘Extremis’ Drop Tower shall be making a return. Covering all 3 levels of the attraction, the ride looks to employ a top-loading system, similar to that of Nemesis Sub-Terra. It is not yet known whether or not the attraction will retain its execution theme. Secondly, a boat ride similar to the currently operating model at the London Dungeons. The layout for the ride has however been reworked and shortened to fit within the boundaries of the attraction, as well as match the increased throughput expected at the new location.
There is, however, no mention of the Dungeons’ latest ride, Vengeance, which was introduced in 2011. It is unclear as to why the decision has been made to not move the ride, with rumours pointing to it being relocated to another Merlin Attraction.
The move would see the Dungeons in competition with the London Death Trap, located just metres away from the proposed entrance. Whether this will impact either business is not clear, however it will not be the first time the attraction has done so. In its current location, The London Dungeons operate opposite The London Bridge Experience, a similar attraction, albeit aimed at a slightly different audience.