20th Century Fox to open Malaysia theme park

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genting-highlandsUS film studio 20th Century Fox will open its first international theme park in Malaysia in 2016 for $125 million in a partnership with local property conglomerate Genting Malaysia, the firm said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on July 26.

On September 1, 2013 the current park at Genting Highlands, one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, will shut down and construction will begin. The deal was signed on July 26 in Kuala Lumpur and is part of a $937 million refurbishment of the entire resort that will see 1,300 hotel rooms added.

Jeffrey Godsick, president of 2oth Century Fox Consumer Products, said that the park marked the launch “of our global location-based entertainment strategy.”

“For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favourite 20th Century Fox properties.”

The new attraction will be placed on more than 10 hectares of land, consist of 25 rides and will be themed around elements based on the studio’s films, such as Avatar, Alien, Night at the Museum, Ice Age and others.

“This landmark development is our first response to the growing demand for theme parks with a cinematic nature,” said Genting Malaysia’s Chairman Lim Kok Thay.

In 1999, Fox made its first attempt towards building an international theme park when it launched Fox Studios Backlot in Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, it was shut down two years later, and since then, has licensed its films to other parks.

The resort of Genting received around 20.5 million visitors in 2012.

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US film studio 20th Century Fox will open its first international theme park in Malaysia in 2016 for $125 million in a partnership with local property conglomerate Genting Malaysia, the firm said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on July 26.

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genting-highlandsUS film studio 20th Century Fox will open its first international theme park in Malaysia in 2016 for $125 million in a partnership with local property conglomerate Genting Malaysia, the firm said at a press conference in Kuala Lumpur on July 26.

On September 1, 2013 the current park at Genting Highlands, one hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, will shut down and construction will begin. The deal was signed on July 26 in Kuala Lumpur and is part of a $937 million refurbishment of the entire resort that will see 1,300 hotel rooms added.

Jeffrey Godsick, president of 2oth Century Fox Consumer Products, said that the park marked the launch “of our global location-based entertainment strategy.”

“For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favourite 20th Century Fox properties.”

The new attraction will be placed on more than 10 hectares of land, consist of 25 rides and will be themed around elements based on the studio’s films, such as Avatar, Alien, Night at the Museum, Ice Age and others.

“This landmark development is our first response to the growing demand for theme parks with a cinematic nature,” said Genting Malaysia’s Chairman Lim Kok Thay.

In 1999, Fox made its first attempt towards building an international theme park when it launched Fox Studios Backlot in Sydney, Australia. Unfortunately, it was shut down two years later, and since then, has licensed its films to other parks.

The resort of Genting received around 20.5 million visitors in 2012.

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