Saturday, July 27, 2013

20th Century Fox Theme Park


The 20th Century Fox Theme Park at Genting Malaysia will be the first of its kind in the world and will undergo renovations from 1st September 2013 till late 2015. In this agreement between 20th Century Fox and Genting Malaysia Berhad, the current Genting Theme Park will be closed from the said date for the massive renovations that will take almost two years.

As Malaysia is seeing a massive influx of theme parks in the coming years, it was the right strategy for the Genting Group to up their game in this field of entertainment. In just two years, at least 4 new theme parks have opened in Malaysia with more on the way and Genting's joint venture with 20th Century Fox is a winning formula where a lack of international attractions are found in Malaysia. The current Genting Theme Park will be closed for renovations while in 2014 and 2015, there will be a lot of hype which has been planned for the opening of the 20th Century Fox Theme Park here in Malaysia.

Members of 20th Century Fox and Genting Malaysia Berhad during the MoU
 
According to plans, the investment on the theme park was part of a RM3bil Resort World Genting refurbishment programme, which includes the construction of an additional 1,300 hotel rooms adjoining the First World Hotel. Some of the rides and attractions will also be based on movies like Rio, Ice Age, Life of Pi, Alien vs Predator and Night At The Museum. A unique Dream Parade, featuring a one-of-a-kind, animatronics parade based on all characters and titles represented at the theme park will also be one of the highlights when opened. Not forgetting the many retail merchandise and themed food and beverage outlets here.

The 20th Century Fox theme park will be built on a 10 hectare (100,000 m²) space and will feature 25 rides and attractions that also includes thrill rides, water rides, dark rides for children and adults.Ticket prices have yet to be announced but it will probably be in 2015 and prices will be relatively competitive with other theme parks here in Malaysia.
 
Genting Highlands in Malaysia

The Genting Theme Park was opened in 1978 as Genting Amusement and Recreation Park and as the only themed destination back in the 70s. Genting Malaysia now owns six hotel properties at Resorts World Genting — Maxims Genting Highlands Hotel, Theme Park Hotel, Resort Hotel, Awana Genting Highlands, Golf & Country Resort and the 6,118-room First World Hotel, recognized as the world’s largest hotel in Guinness World Records.

Aside from Resorts World Genting, the group owns Resorts World Singapore, Resorts World Casino New York City in the US and over 40 casinos in the UK. In Malaysia, Genting Malaysia also operates two seaside properties — Resorts World Kijal in Terengganu and Resorts World Langkawi.

As we now patiently await more news of the new theme park which we will do our best to share here, there are many other Theme Parks in Malaysia which you can choose from while awaiting for the new 20th Century Fox Theme Park in Genting Malaysia.

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