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20th Century Fox World | Malaysia | Theme Park

Discussion in 'Park Construction' started by Nic, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Nic

    Nic Well-Known Member

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    Genting Highland in Malaysia is expected to announce that their outdoor theme park will close on 1st September, and won't re-open until at least 2015. Two of the park's rides have already been closed since 1st July. The closure will allow the park to undergo a major facelift, possibly to include new rides. They have already announced investment to improve other areas of the resort, including the casino.

    An official announcement is expected this friday (26th July)

    http://www.thestar.com.my/Business/Busi ... ginal.aspx
     
  2. Jake

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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    Doesn't surprise me. It seemed really run down when I was there in 2010, and they have removed loads of stuff since then.

    The indoor bit is fab though, so I can see why they're not doing anything to that!
     
  3. gavin

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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    Yeah, it's pretty bad when the best ride there is a Vekoma corkscrew. Smoothest one I've done, but still.
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    From the trip reports that I've seen it really looks poor and in need of somekind of a refurb
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    Genting is a pretty big company. Not sure why it would take two years to rehab the highlands park though, I wonder if there's more to this than we know?
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    You can build a park in 2 years, this has to be one hell of a refurb.
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    Oh you &%#$ers. Was planning on visiting this in mid November.
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    ^This was confirmed on Friday.

    Genting Highland's outdoor theme park will become the world's only Twentieth Century Fox themed park when it opens in 2016. It will feature more than 25 rides and attractions based on the studio's most popular films including Life of Pi, Ice Age and Alien. The park will also be home to a unique "Dream Parade" featuring animatronic representations of the studio's characters. This is just part one of a larger 5 year investment for the resort which will include up to 1300 new hotel rooms.

    More info:
    http://www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2 ... -park.aspx
    http://www.rwgenting.com/en/themepark/fox/index.htm
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    ^ As it didn't have more than 6000 rooms (which is quite a lot for a mountain top thingy) already...
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

    I stayed overnight at one of the Genting hotels.
    The place was absolutely packed to the rafters, so I'm not surprised at the adding of rooms.
     
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    Re: Genting Highland to close for 2 year refurb?

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    = Funny as :emoji_zipper_mouth: watching kids expecting a Disney parade :lol:
     
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    Fox Theme Park Asia

    Also two pics of concept art.

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    * Edited so clicking on link isn't necessary to see full article and images. - ECG

    EDIT:

    Removed my verbiage to avoid further berating from the friendly community. cool)
     
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    Re: Fox Theme Park Asia

    Apart from the hyperbolic opening sentence, I'm not sure what's so funny about it.

    Genting Highlands, a huge resort with numerous hotels - including, until very recently, the world's biggest - gets millions of visitors a year. They closed their outdoor park down a while ago for this rebranding and reconstruction. It's good to start seeing some details.
     
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    Re: Fox Theme Park Asia

    Wow, that is a really bad topic start on such a promising project. I believe that the thing could be every bit as good as Universal with Fox's ideas and Genting's money.

    Plus, we already have a topic about it...

    viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36421

    * Edit - Merged topics. Thanks for the heads up. ECG
     
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    Stolen park mascot costume returned

    That Ice Age coaster looks like it's going to be a spinning coaster from the concept art.
     
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    Re: Fox Theme Park Asia

    ^ Thanks captain obvious ;)

    That's great news actually. It's nice to see what they're actually going to be doing to Genting Highland! I'm keeping my eye on this.
     
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    New 20th Century Fox park for Malaysia 2016

    Here's the IAAPA release (interesting bits in bold):
     
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    roomraider Best Topic Starter 2016 CF Award Winner 2016

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    Merged with original topic - Hixee
    Surprised this doesn't have a thread of its own yet since its pretty far along but where we are.
    Here's some progress.
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    This isn't technically a new park as it takes the place of Genting Highlands in Malaysia which closed in 2013. But Genting was never a top class park (They had a Volare....) and nothing there seems to really be a great loss.

    This new park although somewhat delayed is using a ton of 20th Century Fox IP's such as Ice Age, Alien Vs Predator, Independence Day, Planet Of the Apes and Sons of Anarchy.

    In fact here is a park plan.

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    The park is well on its way to fruition. here is some aerial footage of the park from Febuary



    And a few construction shots from the still functioning cable car that heads up to the resort hotels.
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    Quite when this is due to open? no idea but perhaps mid to late 2018 looking at the state of the park now.
     
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    Hixee Moderator Staff Member Moderator CF Award Winner 2016

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    Any word on what the coaster (or other ride) line up will be? Couldn't find anything on RCDB for this.
     

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