Updates for 20th Century Fox World Theme Park

May 2018 Updates for 20th Century Fox World Theme Park
With the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Malaysia opening really soon, many are anticipating what is it going to look like. Officially, there has been no photos, press release or announcements done by Resorts World Genting to date. 

For those visiting Resorts World Genting, they will definitely see the construction ongoing, as it is done in the open, where the former outdoor theme park and Arena of Stars was located.

This article will share some of the latest updates for the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Malaysia, which is also the first in the world.

Latest Updates May June Updates for 20th Century Fox World Theme Park
The theme park view from the cable car as you are approaching SkyAvenue Genting
20th Century Fox World Theme Park Updates

Currently, the brand new theme park in Genting is around 70% complete, judging from the outlook. A majority of the structural features are already up, and serious construction is ongoing everyday.

Most of the external fittings are made elsewhere and then brought here to fit in, while the major structures are being renovated and painted. 

If you are visiting Resorts World Genting by using the Genting Skyway or cable car, you are guaranteed to see the new theme park construction as the cable car goes over the park.

This is also when you are arriving at SkyAvenue Genting cable car station.

Malaysia 20th Century Fox Studio Store
One of the items being sold at the 20th Century Fox Studio Store in Malaysia
During a trip in April 2018 to witness the official opening of the 20th Century Fox World Studios Retail Shop at SkyAvenue, I had the opportunity to see the construction of the new theme park from my cable car. 

Everything looks pretty busy, rides are being fitted in, buildings are all constructed and some even painted. However, with all of that going on at once, the place looks busy and yet messy. There are no brands or names put up as of May 2018. 

During the launching of the official Fox Store, I managed to speak to Brian Machamer, the senior vice president of 20th Century World Theme Park about the opening dates.

He mentioned that in accordance to international theme park construction, it generally would take around 4-5 years to complete one.

20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia Construction
Photo taken in May 2018, showing the ongoing construction of the new theme park
The 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia was in fact announced in 2013, and ambitiously it was mentioned in the mainstream news that the all new Genting theme park would open its doors somewhere around 2016. 

Along the way, it got delayed and many speculated that the theme park would open in 2017, and again in 2018. 


Speaking to Brian Machamer, he did not want to disclose any official dates, but he did mention that in due time, the official announcement will be made, probably somewhere in mid year or after that.

However, we can hopefully expect a soft opening of the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Malaysia to be most likely at the year end, and an official opening in early 2019.

But then again, this is absolutely unofficial until the new comes out, therefore, we can all speculate on the opening.

If what Brian Machamer states is correct, it does in fact take a good four to five years to completely build up an entire theme park of this scale.

Below are random photos taken during  my trip here and they show photos of the construction at the theme park. I have to say that the roller coaster (in blue color) looks pretty interesting and huge.

Photos of 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia Construction

Roller Coaster 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
View of the roller coaster construction at the theme park
Rides 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
One of the rides at the new 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
Construction photo 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
Taken from the cable car as it passes the construction
20th Century Fox World Theme Park Ride Photo
Close up of one of the interesting rides at the new theme park
20th Century Fox World Theme Park Resorts World Genting
Arena of Stars seen during the renovations in May 2018
Entrance to 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
Some of the buildings under construction at the theme park
20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia Construction
Another of the main buildings at the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
Theme Park Hotel 2018
The Theme Park Hotel seen just before the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia
20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia 2018 Updates
A section of the theme park being renovated
20th Century Fox Theme Park Malaysia Ride Photo
Cropped image showing  two of the new rides at the theme park
20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia latest photo
Some of the rides seen during the renovations in May 2018
20th Century Fox World VR Experience

One of the much talked about experiences is no other than virtual reality or VR in short, which may or will be one of the attractions at the theme park.

Nothing solid is confirmed about this, but reading other news reports, FoxNext has created a location based VT game called Alien: Descent. 

The experience lets users wear a wireless VR headset and a pair of special sleeves with motion sensors. The user then arms him or herself with a special VR gun for the game. 

Alien: Descent is created to be experienced for 15 minutes and by groups of four people in a special VR area. This means that the gamer can walk freely without wires, and when they ride an elevator, it feels like the real thing due to a moving platform.  

Currently, Alien: Descent is available at Orange, California and there has been no news if they are planning to bring it to the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Malaysia.

Logo 20th Century Fox World Malaysia
20th Century Fox World Malaysia
SkyTropolis Indoor Theme Park

The former Genting Indoor Theme Park is also undergoing a complete makeover and from news reports, the former attraction will be renamed as SkyTropolis Indoor Theme Park, and is also set to open alongside 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Malaysia. 

This was once a very popular place for both kids and adults as it was located indoors and visitors could move around freely without having to worry about the cold climate outdoors.

Currently, SkyTropolis has opened up six attractions and another 12 more are to open by late 2018 or early 2019.

Genting SkyAvenue Photo
SkyAvenue Genting, a hive of lifestyle and entertainment
SkyAvenue Genting

This completely new lifestyle and entertainment area looks like a mini indoor city, a modern mall and an event area all combined into one attraction. From the photos, you can already imagine the sheer size of this place. 

At SkyAvenue Genting, you can find all sorts of retail stores, cafes, restaurants, the 20th Century Fox Studios Store, Ripley's Believe It Or Not and many other attractions around SkyAvenue Genting. This is poised to be the main hub of Resorts World Genting. 

At level four, the main Genting Skyway Cable Car has its station there, meaning when you take the cable car from Awana Station, it will end here.

Photo of Genting Premium Outlets
A panoramic view of Genting Premium Outlets, photo taken in May 2018
Genting Premium Outlets (GPO)

Imagine a factory outlet in the highlands at 5,000 feet above sea level. Yes, the Genting Premium Outlets are the second official premium outlets to open in Malaysia after the Johor Premium Outlet. 

At the Genting Premium Outlet, you will experience a multi level outlet concept which is built on the hill side, just next to the Awana Skyway cable car station. For anyone wanting to shop without breaking a sweat, this is the place to do it. 

Opened in early 2017, Genting Premium Outlet has attracted thousands of visitors and is one of the popular places to visit when you are up at Genting Highlands.

So if you need some serious shopping therapy, this is the place to head to.

Skyway Cable Car Genting
The new Genting Skyway cable car that goes over the theme park
Conclusion

There are also many other attractions available at Genting Resorts World where some are located in Awana Genting, while others are at the top of Genting Highlands.

Overall, this place is the most popular tourist attraction in Malaysia with an average of 60,000 people visiting on a daily basis. 

Once the new 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia opens, Resorts World Genting will be the talk of the world as this unique theme park is also the first of its kind in the world, and here in Malaysia. 

Till then, I will do my best to keep you updated on the progress and also when the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park will officially open in Malaysia.
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2 comments:

Ken Lu said...

While a lot of progress has been made, there is still so much more to go. In fact, I can hardly believe this is the update as of May 2018.

At this rate, a year from now probably will be close to 80% completion. Having said that, I think an official opening of Summer 2019 is feasible but don't be surprised if it could be end of 2019 - close to the release year of "Avatar 2"!!

Unknown said...

I don't think the theme park will open by end of 2018 but will get delayed again to 2019. Genting stock price will drop as a result of the delay.

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