Opening in 2016 as a result of a partnership between Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and investor Genting Malaysia, the US$300million park will be known as 20th Century Fox World – and here’s the first look at the look and some of the concept art.
Spanning 25 acres of Resorts World Genting (formerly Genting Highland) outside Kuala Lumpur, the park promises to provide an immersive entertainment experience highlighting some of Fox’s most powerful film brands. Over 25 rides and attractions will be featured, incorporating intellectual property such as Rio, Planet of the Apes and Night at the Museum. Amongst a selection of thrill rides, children’s rides, water rides and media-based attractions, visitors can expect an Alien Vs Predator dark ride, plus multiple attractions based around the Ice Age franchise, including a themed mountain rollercoaster. The previous Genting Theme Park on the same site closed in September to make way for redevelopment.
“Genting, as a developer of the world’s top resort destinations, is a natural and valued partner for Twentieth Century Fox,” says Greg Lombardo, vice-president of global location based entertainment at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “The creation of a world-class entertainment destination in a vital market like Asia is a landmark step in Fox’s global theme park strategy.”
During the press conference on 17 December, which was attended by the Prime minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, Genting also presented plans for its wider integrated resort plans, which include the creation of an additional 3,000 hotel rooms at Resorts World Genting. The Malaysian-based group also operates integrated resorts and casinos in Singapore, the Philippines, the Bahamas, New York City and the UK.
An exclusive interview with Fox’s Greg Lombardo will follow soon in Park World.