Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has announced a partnership with Resorts World Genting to develop the first international theme park for the studio.
“For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favorite Twentieth Century Fox properties,” says Jeffrey Godsick, president, FCP. “Brought to life by our partner Resorts World Genting, this theme park marks the launch of our global location based entertainment strategy.”
The park, which will feature Fox’s most powerful film brands including Ice Age, Rio, Alien and Night at the Museum, is slated to open in 2016 in Malaysia.
Additional highlights of the park include:
• More than 25 acres of land, featuring more than 25 rides and attractions from media-based rides, thrill rides and dark rides to children’s rides and water rides.
• Rides and attractions based on Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster titles like Ice Age, Rio, Life of Pi, Alien, Predator and Night at the Museum, with additional film build outs to be announced.
• The Dream Parade, featuring a one-of-a-kind animatronics parade based on all characters and titles represented at the theme park.
• Retail merchandise and themed food and beverage outlets.
Resort World Genting is investing more than RM400 million to develop the Twentieth Century Fox theme park. New jobs will be created, including cast members who will be trained to operate the rides and attractions, while representing the characters and stories from various Fox properties. The Genting Theme Park was opened originally in 1978 as the Genting Amusement and Recreation Park. Today, the outdoor theme park receives millions of visitors annually from Malaysia and around the world. The park will close Sept. 1 to ready for construction of the updated venue.