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Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park - All You Need To Know

SkyWorlds Theme Park Genting Highlands

After a long eight-year wait, the all-new Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park is set to finally open its doors to the public somewhere in Q2 or Q3 in 2021.

Theme park fans should be pretty excited as it has been a roller coaster ride for Resorts World since the news broke many years ago that the first 20th Century Fox World Theme Park was to open here in Malaysia.

The deal with 20th Century Fox fell apart several years ago, and Resorts World proceeded to finish the renovations to the new theme park and call it Genting SkyWorlds.

Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

Not all is lost as much of the 20th Century Fox attractions and rides will still be featured at Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park as this was agreed upon by the two parties.

Resorts World Genting or RWG has also maintained that even with the current Covid19 pandemic that has crippled tourism, they intend to proceed with the grand opening this year.

Genting New Theme Park SkyWorlds
What the new Genting theme park looks like currently.

Overall, RWG had invested over US$800 million (RM3.2 billion) into the theme park since the beginning, when it was initially known as the 20th Century Fox World theme park.

According to RWG’s head of theme parks, Gregory Pearn said the park will also include rides that will be the first of its kind in the world and that details on these attractions will be unveiled closer to the official opening date.

One of the things to look out for is express queuing as Genting SkyWorlds has partnered with Alibaba to utilise virtual queue technology so guests can pre-book their spot on rides and attractions.

For now, the opening of the new Genting theme park will focus mainly on the local market for at least six months to one year before targeting foreign visitors.

Once the Movement Control Order, the MCO, CMCO or RMCO, is lifted and interstate travel is allowed, promotions will heavily focus on local markets.

And once the Malaysian government reopens the borders for tourism, the theme park is expected to have visitors from neighbouring countries such as Singapore, Vietnam, Hong Kong and China.

Genting SkyWorlds will also incorporate 20th Century Fox’s brands and intellectual properties through a strategic collaboration between Genting Malaysia and 20th Century Fox.

If you did not know what happened, you could read this article on why Genting and 20th Century Fox World cancelled their agreement.

Genting SkyWorlds Attractions and Areas

Genting Highlands New Theme Park
A quick overview of the new Genting SkyWorlds theme park.

As you will know, there is an outdoor and indoor area for the massive theme park, and in total, the total area will boast a whopping 26 acres of space.

There will also be 26 rides and attractions, ranging from thrilling roller coasters to exciting water rides.

Rides and Attractions at Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park

Genting SkyWorlds will offer nine movie and adventure-inspired worlds, which are;

  1. Eagle Mountain
  2. Central Park
  3. Liberty Lane
  4. Robots Rivet Town
  5. Andromeda Base
  6. Ice Age
  7. Studio Plaza
  8. Epic
  9. Rio

Because of the previous collaboration with 20th Century Fox World, Genting SkyWorlds will feature rides and attractions around films and franchises from 20th Century Studios. These incredible rides include Ice Age, Night at the Museum, and Planet of the Apes. 

How Big is Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park?

In total, the entire theme park will span over 10.5 hectares (26 Acres) that feature 26 rides and attractions, making this one of the largest ever theme parks in Southeast Asia.

Genting SkyWorlds will also be an outdoor park with attractions and rides all located around the resort vicinity and will be hard to miss if you are taking the cable car here.

When is Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park Opening?

From recent press releases, the new Genting theme park is set to open by the second quarter of 2021. Well, that is the target set bt there has not been an exact date set.

Due to the Covid19 pandemic, I would be too sure if they actually open by June, but I expect some delays in the official opening as it could stretch to Q3 or even Q4.

Cancelled Project 20th Century Fox World Theme Park
The photo shows what it looked like on my last visit in late 2018.

How Much Are the Tickets to Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park?

At the moment, there have not been any official announcements about ticket prices for the new theme park. 

It was stated in a recent media release that Genting SkyWorlds will reveal more about its star attractions and other details, such as ticket prices, in the coming months of 2021.

Where is Genting SkyWorlds?

The new Genting Theme Park is located at Genting Highlands in the state of Pahang, Malaysia. It is also about an hours drive from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

Genting SkyWorlds is located at approximately 1865 metres (6118 feet) above sea level and is the highest theme park and resort in Southeast Asia.

How to go to Genting SkyWorlds? 

There are several ways that visitors can use to get to Resorts World Genting and the most popular being self-driving or riding up the highlands.

Various bus services from all over the country head to Genting, and you can check with the famous bus terminals in your city.

From Kuala Lumpur, there are also taxi services or ride-hailing options for this. I would instead recommend you take a bus to the Awana Skyway cable car station.

And one last option is by renting a car and self-driving up to the main resort or to the cable car station, where you can then take the Awana Skyway cable car for a scenic journey.

Logo for Genting SkyWorlds
The official Genting SkyWorlds theme park logo.

Conclusion

For anyone eagerly waiting for the new Genting theme park to open, your wait is almost over as they will be opening somewhere in 2021.

I have been a long-time fan of theme parks ever since experiencing Genting Highlands in the 1980s and Six Flags and Disneyland in California in the 1990s.

In my years of exploring the planet, I have visited all the Disneylands in the world except for the new Shanghai Disneyland. This alone tells you how huge a fan I am.

Finally, I hope that this article on all you need to know about the Genting SkyWorlds theme park gives you a better understanding of what to expect.

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