The much anticipated London Paramount Resort in Kent is set to open its doors by 2022.

The company behind the scheme is to submit planning permission by the end of this year for building on the Swanscombe Peninsula.

The £3.2bn park is hoped to rival Disney resorts in Florida and Paris.

London Paramount Resort will boast more than 50 rides, a night club and a 2,000-seat theatre.

It is estimated that the 872-acre-park will bring up to 40,000 visitors a day.

David Mote, councillor for Greenhithe, said once the project gets the green light from the government building could begin immediately.

Cllr Mote said: “The bottom line is, with projects like this there is a 16 month process. With projects like this, if they get the go ahead on the Friday, they will start digging on the Saturday.

“This seriously opens the area up. Not just Dartford, but Gravesend, Sevenoaks and Essex. It is a really exciting time.

“It’ll be a breath of fresh air for the area.”

The councillor said thousands of jobs will be created by the park, with estimates of around 33,000.

The park which will feature attractions based on films such as Mission Impossible, Star Trek and new releases between now and opening.

There will also be themed zones including Port Bay, Adventure Isle and Myth and Legends Castle.

Tickets are expected to cost £57 for one day entry.