With excitement building over the upcoming debut of a giant theme park dubbed the UK's answer to Disneyland, its creators have revealed a tantalising taster of what's in store - and that includes a close-up at one of the fastest rollercoasters in Europe.

London Resort, which is set to offer the ultimate staycation destination for families when it opens its doors in 2024, has released images offering an idea of how its spine-tingling attractions will look.

And they include first sight of a stunning dinosaur rollercoaster, a fast and furious ride which apparently follows the same flight path of the flying creature it's named after and will zip over treetops, skim water and even travel through some rocky canyons at speeds of more than 70mph.

The Quetzalcoatlus is set to be one of the fastest rollercoasters in Europe, capturing speeds over its one kilometre-long track equivalent to that of the dinosaur during a hunt.

And it will also duplicate what scientists believe was a typical flight path for the quetzalcoatlus - a pterosaur which died out around 65m years ago.

It certainly won't be a gentle ride as it zips and dips over the theme park, where it is set to be a stand-out feature of a central Base Camp zone at London Resport's sprawling location in Kent - where currently it is preparing for a formal inquiry which is due to be held following news that its site on the Swanscombe Peninsula has been designated an SSSI: a site of special scientific interest.

But if all goes according to plan, London Resort hopes to open to the public in 2024.

For now, the theme park is just in the planning stages and those plans include a second rollercoaster for the Base Camp, details of which are so far being kept under wraps, other than to say it will be a family-orientated experience and one below the flight path of the Quetzalcoatlus, reports The Mirror.

The entire theme park is to be dedicated to dinosaurs, adventure and the legacy of unsung heroes of palaeontology, including Mary Anning - a pioneer who made great finds among the Jurassic marine fossil beds in the 1800s.

Other attractions will include an 'active dig' site where budding palaeontologists can discover dinosaurs as they climb, dig and tunnel their way across the excavation area which will feature zip lines and climbing walls.

There also will be a multi-media live stage show experience; a 4D simulator attraction where visitors will have the impression of diving underwater in a prehistoric world and an immersive fine dining experience. which will be set in an underwater cliff offering 'views' of the dinosaurs and creatures that lurk in the shadows.

A second restaurant promises to be a family-friendly affair next to a 'cretaceous watering hole' which also will celebrate Anning's legacy.

Outside of Base Camp there are to be other rollercoasters and the whole project is said to have signed deals with Paramount Pictures - which is behind franchises such as Mission Impossible and the Godfather trilogy - as well as the BBC and ITV Studios.

Pierre-Yves Gerbeau, chief executive officer of London Resort Company Holdings, said: "Base Camp’s design is based on a philosophy of what an actual modern-day, prehistorical nature reserve might look like.

"There will be thrills, spills and high-energy rides combined with opportunities to get up close and personal with some of the most amazing creatures ever to walk the earth.

Hitting the heights - visitors to London Resort will be able to enjoy a host of unique experiences. Image: London Resort

"However, unlike popular films that depict dinosaurs as villains, things don’t always go terribly wrong here - we are building a land of preservation and celebration of dinosaurs."

In regard to this summer's inquiry, he added that the company has asked for further time to prepare for it.

He said: "It is absolutely fundamental for us to be leaders in sustainability.

"We’ve already committed to spending around £150m on remediation, habitat enhancement and providing around eight miles of footpaths and public rights of way.

"But since Natural England designated the area a SSSI earlier this year, it is right and proper that we take a short extension to revise our reports and ensure they address the issues raised."

He added: "We are on track to create a beacon of world-class entertainment and experiences within a world leading sustainable environment." For more about London Resort see here.