Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park announced for Malaysia in 2016
Written by Robert Niles
The Asian theme park boom continues, as Twentieth Century Fox announced today that it's getting (back) into the theme park business, partnering with casino owner Resorts World, which will develop a Fox-themed park in Malaysia.
The Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park at Resorts World Genting will open in 2016, on the site of the 35-year-old Genting Theme Park, which will close September 1 to make way for the new development. Resorts World will invest US$125 million in the redevelopment of the 25-acre site.
Dato Lee Choong Yan, President and Chief Operating Officer of Genting Malaysia Berhad and Jeffrey Godsick, President of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, at the announcement. Photo courtesy Resorts World Genting.
Announced highlights of the new park will include attractions based on family franchises Ice Age, Rio, and Night at the Museum, as well as older-skewing franchises including Alien, Predator, and Life of Pi. The park's press release promises "media based rides, thrill rides, dark rides (and) children's rides and water rides."
Legoland recently opened a new park in Malaysia, and Resorts World Sentosa in nearby Singapore is the site of the Universal Studios Singapore theme park. The Fox park joins a large and growing list of additional theme parks under development in Asia, led by Shanghai Disneyland.
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