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Genting Theme Park Closed for Renovations

Genting Theme Park closed for renovations

The Genting Theme Park will be closed for renovations from 1st September for two years. This is in line with the Genting Group's RM400 million refurbishment plan to build the world's first 20th Century Fox Theme Park here in Malaysia.

This is also the biggest theme park industry news to come out and many are wondering what this new theme park is going to be all about.

Update Jan 2019 - The 1st Malaysia 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Genting has been cancelled. This was announced by main news portals.

Genting Theme Park Closed for Renovations 

Again, for anyone planning to go to Genting Highlands, the current old Genting theme Park is now closed for renovations, to make way for the new park.

The 20th Century Fox Theme Park would most likely be completed by 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 due to multiple delays over the last few years.

According to Genting Malaysia Berhad chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, he said the partnership with 20th Century Fox would make Resorts World Genting one of the world’s top holiday destinations.

He also said the investment on the theme park was part of a RM3 billion Resort World Genting refurbishment programme, which includes the construction of an additional 1,300 hotel rooms adjoining the First World Hotel.

Ice Age Adventure Genting Malaysia
 Ice Age Adventure - Image from http://www.freizeitpark-welt.de
In 2012, Resorts World Genting received about 20.5 million visitors from all over, and the number is expected to rise again in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 when the new 20th Century Fox Malaysia Theme Park opens.

Speculations are high with rides and attractions based on movies like Alien, Predator, Ice Age, Life of Pi and Night At The Museum.

A memorandum of agreement was signed between Jeffrey Godsick of 20th Century Fox and Datuk Lee Chong Yan, chief operating officer of Resorts World Genting Malaysia on this massive world class project.

20th Century Fox World Genting Malaysia
Datuk Lee Chong Yan and Jeffrey Godsick at the MoU

Updates Aug 2018 - There has been news is that the 20th Century Fox World Genting Theme Park has been slightly delayed to 2017, 2018, 2019 for the opening.

Update Jan 2019 - The Fox World theme park in Genting has been cancelled.

This was verbally confirmed in April 2018, when the theme park director mentioned that they are in fact going for an early 2019 soft launch for the theme park.


For those planning to visit this amazing mountain theme park in Malaysia, the casino and resort will remain open as normal but just please note that the old Genting Theme Park is closed for renovations from September 1st 2013. Any inquiries, please contact Resorts World Genting.


Ciki said...

Yay! Hopefully more exciting things are in store:D I did love that place growing up!

foongpc said...

It's about time! The current theme park looks so old and outdated!

Henry Lee said...

so no more fun at genting besides gambling for 2 years? Hoping that the new refurbished theme park will be more awesome than this!!!

Malaysia Asia said...

Ciki - Yes, so did I and lets see how the new one does.

Foong - You're absolutely right!

Henry - I am sure it will be but there's a dozen other theme parks opening in that time too :)

Anonymous said...

when are they going to open again ...its been two years since you posted !!!now can i go there??
thanks a lot