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20th CENTURY FOX WORLD Malaysia Replacing Genting Theme Park at Resorts World Genting
2016 - New Park - (4/4/14) Be sure to read the interview from Funworld Magazine with 20th Century Fox’s Greg Lombardo all about the new 20th Century Fox World theme park coming to Malaysia. He answers all kinds of burning questions about the new theme park, including why they chose Malaysia as the site for the world’s first Fox branded theme park and how they will be digging down underground to increase the available space they have for many of the dark rides. (3/24/14) ThemeParx has posted some exclusive new construction pictures of the new 20th Century Fox World park project in Malaysia. (12/18/13) According to a press release the new
$300 million Fox theme park project coming to Malaysia has broken ground this week and will be officially named, “Twentieth Century Fox World” when it opens in 2016 at Resorts World Genting. It will feature 25 rides and attractions based on popular Fox films like Ice Age, Alien vs. Predator, Night at the Museum, Rio, Planet of the Apes and others that will be announced in the future. The new concept aerial concept art for the park is interesting, showing off a recreation of the Titanic, a snow covered mountain with a coaster running through it (Ice Age?), a large pink steel coaster running around the crashed Space Jockey ship from the Alien series (where the eggs come from) along with what looks like a tower ride of some kind, though the lower half looks more like a rocket taking off surrounded by an aerial roadway for what I assume is a car ride of some kind. (7/29/13) Resorts World Genting has confirmed a partnership with 20th Century Fox that will see the world’s first 20th Centry Fox theme park open in 2016 with attractions themed to Alien, Predator, Rio, Ice Age, Life of PI and Night at the Museum. The park will feature over 25 attractions, “The Dream Parade” featuring Fox characters, and more. The Genting Theme Park will close on September 1st to begin the transformation. More FOX themed attractions will be announced as they figure out what works and what doesn’t, but some are off the table due to other agreements. For example don’t look for anything involving Star Wars or Avatar as Disney has the theme park rights for them, along with the basic rights to Marvel’s X-Men. While Fox is allowed to shop around the Simpsons characters if they want to, due to the existing partnership with Universal Studios they would discuss any and all options with them first. In fact, according to this article Fox is set to begin talks with Universal about “an expansion for “The Simpsons” at Universal.” Since the Orlando expansion of The Simpsons universe is nearly complete, this can only mean The Simpsons may be expanding in Hollywood, coming to the Singapore or Japan parks or possibly be included with a proposed revival of the Dubai park. Either way, Fox who has long been strangely reluctant to enter into the theme park busienss world now seems ready at last and will be exploring other opportunities in the future for more parks. (7/26/13) A new deal involving 20th Century Fox will see the Genting theme park in Malaysia upgraded. The details are said to be released very soon, but it will see the park outdoor park close and reopen with a new look in 2016.