Thursday, December 15, 2016

10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting


Here are 10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting for your reading which has been compiled over the months from various news reports and articles. The much talked about 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Genting Malaysia is set to open its doors to the world somewhere in late 2017 or even in early 2018, where it was initially planned to open in 2016. 

Since the announcement of the new theme park in Genting was made in 2013, much has changed where constructions delays were one of the main causes for shifting the opening date. There has also been much speculations from the media and also analyst from around the world about the official opening for 20th Century Fox World Malaysia, but many are assuming it could be late 2017 or even in the late end of the first quarter of 2018. Anyway, below are some of the facts compiled for your reading pleasure.
The official artist impression of the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Malaysia (Photo from 20th Century Fox Film)

10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting

1. First 20th Century Fox Theme Park in the World
This came as huge industry news as 20th Century Fox was investing in a world class theme park and here in Malaysia, Southeast Asia. News reports all over the world highlighted this on mainstream and online portals creating excitement for the general public. The fact that it was being opened here in Genting, Malaysia, got the locals super excited about this world class theme park. 

2. 20th Century Fox World Theme Park To Cost RM2.5 Billion
A whopping RM2.5 Billion to build the worlds first 20th Century Fox World Theme Park has also made news as there have been questions raised on why that much was needed, but sources cite that this was not an extraordinary amount to build a world-class theme park nowadays. 
(Source http://www.ggrasia.com/year-end-launch-for-gen-highlands-sky-plaza-brokerage/) 

3. 20th Century Fox World Malaysia To Open In Phases
With the rush to get this new theme park open, sources cite that the 20th Century Fox World Malaysia is likely to open in phases, starting in late 2017 or early 2018. This means, the fully completer park will probably be ready by 2018 or even 2019.
(Source: https://www.ggrasia.com/gen-malaysia-theme-park-phased-launch-analyst/)

4. 2.3 Million Visitors Expected On First Year of Operation
An earlier mention where a forecast of 4 Million visitors per annum was cited, but in reality, 2.3 Million has been forcasted for the first 12 months of operation. However, the following year will see an increase to 3 Million visitors and projecting 4 Million visitors to the theme park in 2019. 

5. 20th Century Fox World Malaysia Ticket Price To Be Around RM150.00 
Analyst have projected the theme park tickets to be around RM 150.00 (US$36) per person. This is also being compared to other theme parks in Malaysia where ticket prices for Sunway Lagoon are priced around RM 96.00 and Legoland Malaysia at RM 83.00. However, this may change when the official news is announced for the 20th Century Fox World Malaysia opening. 

6. 25 Rides At 20th Century Fox World Genting Theme Park
With this being the first of its kind in the world, a total of 25 rides will be available at the new theme park in Genting. The 25 thrill rides and attractions will also be based on films and franchises like Planet of the Apes, Rio, Alien vs. Predator, Ice Age, Life of Pi, Night at the Museum and Titanic among the ones mentioned during the press conference back then. Rides will be offered in thrill rides, water rides and even dark rides for both children and adults. More top names may be added to the list before the opening.

20th Century Fox World Layout Plan for Genting
Photo source: www.ffdrt.com
7. 25 Acres Of Land Used For 20th Century Fox Malaysia
A whopping 25 acres of land space will be used for the entire theme park where it takes over the former Genting Outdoor Theme Park. This will also be one of the largest theme parks in Southeast Asia when completed. 

8. Why Twentieth Century Fox Chose To Partner With Genting Malaysia?
Resorts World (Genting) is one of the largest resort operators in the world and in Genting alone, Resorts World operates over 10,000 hotel rooms, 75 restaurants, an indoor mall and golf resort in Genting Highlands. With an average of 20 million people visit Genting yearly, very few places in the world can achieve this kind of tourist numbers.
(Source: http://www.ejinsight.com/20160126-fox-unit-mulls-plans-for-mega-theme-park-in-china/)

9. 20th Century Fox World Malaysia First Of Three Theme Parks In The World
There are currently a total of three 20th Century Fox Theme Parks in the world and the Malaysia one will be the first, followed by 20th Century Fox World Dubai, somewhere in 2018 and then 20th Century Fox World Korea, also in 2018 at Yeongjong Island. The Dubai theme park was announced in November 2015 and the Korea theme park was announced seven months after the first 20th Century Fox World Malaysia was announced. 
(Korea Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-twentieth-century-fox-theme-park-korea-20140716-story.html)
(Dubai Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-20th-century-fox-dubai-20151103-story.html)

10. Dream Parade at 20th Century Fox World Malaysia
Just like in Disneyland, a special Dream Parade which features characters and titles of movies and cartoons represented at the 20th Century Fox World will be in animatronics form. Though not fully confirmed, there are no images on this but you can easily imagine all the 20th Century Fox characters in this Dream Parade which will take place presumably on the main street of the theme park. 
The Old Genting Highlands Theme Park. Image from unknown source.
Disclaimer - The above list is compiled by me based on numerous reports and articles that ave come out over the last year (2016) and I am in no position to be an authority on the list provided here as it is purely reading material based on news reports. Some of the information, numbers and facts may change over time. For more accurate and precise information, please visit Resorts World Genting
20th Century Fox World Malaysia Launching by the Prime Minister in 2013 (Photo by ww.theeggyolks.com)
Previously in 2013, I had also written an article of the official announcement of the 20th Century Fox Theme Park in Malaysia where they had a press conference at Resorts World Genting with the relative parties involved in this massive project. In 2015, I wrote another article on the 20th Century Fox World Genting to highlight more information on this world class project that is going to re-shape the landscape of Malaysia in terms of tourism. The article also touches on the many other projects that Genting is undergoing in their Genting Integrated Tourism Plan or GITP which cost a whopping RM10.38 Billion, which was doubled over the years since announcing it. 

For anyone planning to visit Malaysia when the 20th Century Fox World Malaysia opens, you may also want to take a look at the many other theme parks in Malaysia, also written by me which showcases all the theme parks around the country. 

If you have any additional facts or numbers, please do share them here in the comment form below. Also, if you have any comments, me and other readers would like to hear them. This 10 Facts About 20th Century Fox World Genting article has been compiled by David Hogan Jr of Malaysia Asia, who resides in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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4 comments:

Lady Tash Roy said...

Wah...I Miss this place.....

David Jr said...

Lady Tash, when the new theme park in Genting opens, it will be pretty amazing. Thanks for the comment :)

KJ said...

This is interesting. I would love to hear more about the rides and we are not too far away now from 'late 2017'.

David Jr said...

Thank you KJ. Everyone in the world is waiting for the 20th Century Fox World Malaysia to open. Just half a year away...