For something with a little (Oliver) Twist, construction is starting in two months about 35 miles outside of London on "Dickens World," a $116 million theme park designed around the writings of Charles Dickens. Watch out, Disney World. You have serious competition.
I want to be one of the first in line to enjoy the Ebeneezer Scrooge ride, or to get lost in the Old Curiosity Shop. To enjoy some of the "naughty delights" of a Victorian music hall. To spin around crazily in a "Copperfield."
Dickens World is scheduled for completion in April 2007 in the old dockyards of the Chatham area.
When asked what he thought about the project, the chief executive said: (OK. all of you Dickens fans...fill in the blank; answer provided on Friday).