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Fox World Theme Park Genting Malaysia Cancelled

20th Century Fox Theme Park Malaysia Cancelled

The supposedly new 20th Century Fox Theme Park in Genting Malaysia has been cancelled, and new owners Genting Malaysia has also sued Fox and Disney over this matter.

The shocking news was published on The Edge Markets on 27th November 2018, months before opening the first 20 Century Fox theme park in Asia. This comes as a massive shock for many theme park lovers and the tourism industry of Malaysia.

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

Many have been looking forward to the opening of this world-class theme park which was to be the first globally and here in Malaysia.

It was also set to make Malaysia the theme park capital of Southeast Asia, but this is a huge setback for the country with the current shocking news.

20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia Cancelled 

Over the last four years, Fox World's news was collaborating with Genting Malaysia to bring Asia's first 20th Century Fox theme park was news to theme park lovers. 

During that time, opening dates kept being postponed due to many reasons. This made people eager year after year, with the anticipation of having one of the most modern theme parks here in Malaysia.

Fox Cancels Theme Park Contract With Genting Malaysia
The progress of the Fox World theme park photographed in April 2018

Construction is almost done, with about 10% to 20% left to finish, before officially opening its doors to the public somewhere in early 2019. 

On my last visit there in May of 2018, I had personally seen the latest updates on the 20th Century Fox World construction, where most of the rides have been installed. 

Final touches were being done, and anyone visiting Resorts World Genting using the cable car would have seen the ongoing construction. The cable car passes over the new theme park before stopping at SkyAvenue Genting. 

Why Did 20th Century Fox World Theme Park Pull Out Of Genting Malaysia?

According to reports, Fox and Disney pulled out by terminating the Genting-Fox deal. The main reason was that Disney does not want to be associated with a gaming business. 

Disney also stated that they do not want to be associated with gambling or gaming as the companies brand strategy was purely family-friendly. 

Genting has been a resort and entertainment facility for as long as anyone knows, and they operated their own theme park before signing a deal with Fox in 2013. 

In April of 2018, Genting announced the Fox World Studio Store launch in SkyAvenue, with a massive opening. 

The Fox World Store Malaysia was to compliment the soon-to-op theme park and carried official merchandise for the park. 

20th Century Fox World Theme Park Malaysia Canceled
Progress of the Fox World theme park seen from the cable car in Genting Malaysia

What Is Next For The New Genting Theme Park? 

For now, Genting Berhad is suing Fox and Disney for more than USD 1 Billion in damages, and many are waiting to see what transpires from this. 

However, with the Genting new theme park almost complete, it would be no surprise that Genting themselves will take over the entire project under their own brand. 

After all, it is 90% complete, and Genting themselves just need to rebrand and probably launch it somewhere in 2019. 

Before this shocking news of the new theme park being cancelled, I previously wrote about 10 facts on the 20th Century Fox World Theme Park in Genting Malaysia. 

The Genting group is also no stranger to the entertainment world, having successfully managed and operated the Genting theme park till it closed in 2013 for the new project.  

Fox Disney Cancels Theme Park In Malaysia
Some of the Fox World rides being constructed, photographed in April 2018

Conclusion

There are sure to be many speculations and many parties writing about this shocking news with all of this happening.

From my end, I have been following the 20th Century Fox World theme park news since day one and have been getting reliable information from reputable sources directly linked to the project.

Anyway, with the 20th Century Fox World theme park project cancelled, we now await to see what will Genting do with the existing structure, which is almost 90% complete.

If you have any feedback or opinions, I would love to hear it in the comment form below, and we can now just wait for any upcoming news on this massive theme park project in Genting Malaysia.

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