Fox announces Twentieth Century Fox World theme park, to open in Malaysia in 2016
Written by Robert Niles
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Today, Fox announced the name and broke ground for a theme park in Malaysia. Twentieth Century Fox World will open at Resorts World Genting in the southeast Asia nation in 2016.
Concept art: Fox Consumer Products & Resorts World Genting
The Resorts World brand ought to be familiar to theme park fans — Universal Studios Singapore is part of Resorts World Sentosa, another major casino resort development affiliated with Malaysia's Genting Group, which has developed casino resorts around the world under the Resorts World brand.
Genting Malaysia Chairman Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay said that the company will invest US$300 million in building the park, which will stand on 25 acres in the resort. (For comparison, Universal Studios Singapore is 49 acres.) Fox and Genting promise 25 rides and attractions in the new park, including ones based on Alien vs. Predator, Ice Age, Night at the Museum, Planet of the Apes, and Rio.
An "Ice Age"-themed family roller coaster ride. Concept art: Fox Consumer Products & Resorts World Genting
If you'd like to parse the concept art for additional clues about the park and its prospective line-up, here's a high-res version of the Twentieth Century Fox World concept art.
Fox previously had a Fox Studios Baja park in Mexico, a tour attraction located at the filming site for James Cameron's Titanic.
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