Published: December 17, 2013 at 4:58 AMSounds great, but 300M does not sound like a lot of money considering what some of the new advanced coasters and rides cost to produce.
25 acres is a postage stamp compared to other parks. The waterpark alone at SFGA Gurnee sits on 16.5 acres.....
The numbers just aren't jiving considering they want to have as many rides as stated in the article.
Published: December 17, 2013 at 5:25 AMThe derelict spacecraft from Alien at the top of the concept piece has me particularly excited.
Published: December 17, 2013 at 8:00 AMLet's remember that Genting said "rides and attractions." I've seen many people in this business stretch the definition of attraction far beyond rides: meet-and-greets, walk-throughs, themed displays, etc.
Given that, I also see several flat rides in the concept art: a carousel, a wave swinger, a "Dumbo" spinner. Those can be bought off the shelf for relatively little, freeing more money for the themed rides.
The layout looks to me a little like USS without the lagoon, or the Waterworld spur. (The Titanic even is in the same place as the Madagascar ship.) It's a compact, urban park. If it comes off as well as USS, it should do nicely.
Published: December 17, 2013 at 9:43 AMHopefully this is more successful than the last Fox Studios Backlot park in Sydney, Australia (1999-2001). This looks much more interesting than the Sydney park. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fox_Studios_Australia#Backlot_Theme_Park
Published: December 17, 2013 at 9:46 AMWith the small budget, maybe they'll relocate Battlestar Galactica from Singapore to save some $$$. If Malaysia's Sunway Group is involved you could count on it.
Published: December 17, 2013 at 1:21 PMMalaysia seems like an odd place to build a theme paek.
Published: December 17, 2013 at 8:01 PMThe market seems to make a lot of sense for a regional park. About 20 million people live within 400 miles from the park (very rough based on a map and Wikipedia info). About 5.7 million live in metro Kuala Lampur, site of the park, and it draws about 9 million tourists per year. Will be a year round park but will be rain challenged with rain about 200 days a year, much of it in the rainy half of the year.
Published: December 18, 2013 at 12:54 PMYet another grossly underfunded so-called theme park. $300 million for a new park with 25 rides? Are you kidding me? Disney spent between $200-300 million on Radiator Springs Racers alone!
Published: December 18, 2013 at 6:58 PMDidn't 20th Century Fox plan a park in Miami recently?
Published: December 22, 2013 at 3:52 PM25 acres is not enough space. I'm afraid this park is going to be very cheap and some sort of Disney/universal/SeaWorld wannabe. Such a shame.