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20th Century Fox World Genting

20th Century Fox World Malaysia

The first-ever 20th Century Fox World Genting Malaysia theme park is set to open in late 2016, but to date, there is some news that the new theme park in Genting will only open in the early end of 2017, now early 2018.

This is currently the most talked-about theme park globally as it is the first of its kind and being built here in Malaysia. 

Costing over US$300 million, this first-ever film-inspired theme park located up in the cool highlands of Malaysia will surely be the magnet of tourism for Southeast Asia and even greater Asia.

This massive theme park is also taking over the 30-year old iconic Genting Theme Park, which has since closed in September 2013 to make way for the new park. 

In total, the entire 20th Century Fox World Genting theme park located 6000 feet in the highlands will be 25 acres in size and will feature around 25 thrill rides and attractions based on films and franchises from popular movies and cartoons.

Their aim is simple - to bring Fox's rich storytelling to a whole new level with an interactive theme park for all walks of life.

20th Century Fox World Map
20th Century Fox World, artist impression - Photo by Genting Resorts
20th Century Fox World Genting Theme Park Rides

• Rio
• Ice Age
• Titanic
• Life of Pi
• Planet of the Apes
• Alien vs Predator
• Night at the Museum

*The above are still tentative popular rides as they are yet to announce the actual line up of attractions. For now, those above have been quoted from press conferences and other news portals. 

20th Century Fox World Genting Renovations
20th Century Fox World ongoing renovations at Genting Highlands - Photo by Greater Kuala Lumpur.
Current Status of 20th Century Fox World Genting

There is massive construction going on around Resorts World Genting to complete the new theme park here.

For anyone who has recently visited Genting Highlands and stayed at the First World Hotel, you would most likely have seen the ongoing construction from the escalators going up the Highlands Hotel area. 

While it is no secret what is going on, many curious visitors have been seen taking photos of the entire area, some even doing selfies and so on. 

20th Century Fox World Genting Theme Park Map
20th Century Fox World Genting Theme Park Map.
While Twentieth Century Fox World is under construction, Resorts World Genting is also undergoing a full refurbishment and upgrade.

The popular First World Hotel will have additional 1,286 rooms by mid-2015, possibly making it the largest hotel in the world, once again.

In total, Resorts World Genting has six hotels and has one of the biggest hotels in the world, First World Hotel, with over 7300 rooms.

Their premium brand of hotels includes Crockfords, Genting Grand and Maxims, together with accumulating about 10,000 hotel rooms.

There are over 60 food and beverage venues, golf courses, and numerous other attractions to annually serve over 20 million customers.


New attractions at Genting Resorts World

Horizon 50 - A unique galleria spanning 16,000 square feet, which showcases Genting's inception and development in conjunction with its 50th anniversary.

The gallery also features the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP), a development road-map for the next 10 years, and if you wanted to know more about Genting Highlands, Horizon 50 is the place to check out and it is free entrance.

Genting Sky Avenue Photo
Genting Sky Avenue, artist impression - Image by Genting.
Sky Avenue Mall Genting - This new attraction is set to open in 2016. It will be another star attraction here, with an incredible 390,000 square feet housing over 165 retail lots, food and beverage outlets and cinemas.

There are also around 76 shopping units. The Sky Avenue Mall Genting is planned to be the main hub for people to shop, dine, and enjoy Resorts World Genting's overall atmosphere.

Genting Premium Outlets (GPO) - Malaysia's second premium outlet centre, similar to Johor Premium Outlet (JPO), will be approximately 480,895 square feet and will have 120 outlets with a total of NLA area 260,895 square feet.

Costing RM200 million, this will be Southeast Asia’s first hilltop Premium Outlet Centre and will house 150 designer brand name stores with a total of 4,000 parking bays for cars and buses. This is also being built at the Awana Resort and Golf Course area of Genting, with a new mid-hill cable car station. Originally set to open by late 2015, this project was pushed to 2016.

Sky Plaza Shopping Mall - A newly renovated and modern shopping mall catered to all walks of life connected to Sky Avenue.

New Skyway Cable Car Station - After closing down the first cable car system or Awana Cable Car, renovations are ongoing for the new cable car system, which can transport 4,000 people an hour. This new Genting Cable Car is also located in the Sky Avenue area and will connect the mid-hill Genting Premium Outlet.

Aerial photo of Resorts World Genting Highlands
A beautiful aerial view of Resorts World Genting - Stock photo.
The massive overall project is part of an RM5 billion makeover of the Genting Highlands Resort, which started in December 2013 and scheduled to be completed in 10 years under the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan.

The initial article on the 20th Century Fox Theme Park was done by me in 2013, while much has changed since the news came out. In 2013, Resorts World Genting attracted 19.6 million visitors, and it is now targeting 30 million visitors by 2020.

Conclusion

To date, the last known news was that the entire project has been rescheduled to open in 2017, but there is no exact date mentioned. 20th Century Fox World Genting will also have a soft opening before the official launching.

Till then, you can always check the many other theme parks in Malaysia to visit if you were coming here in 2016.

Update October 2016: There was some recent news in July/August of 2016 that mentioned the new theme park is scheduled to open only in late 2017.

Update 2021: The new place will be called Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park and open in Q2 or Q3 of 2021.

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Hasrul said…
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Unknown said…
may i know how is the latest status of this theme park development? is it open already?
silverc0de said…
I went there last week and still on going major renovation. Not even 50% on progress.