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Photos taken on 19th-21st August
This is a sort of panorama taken from the escalators connecting Genting proper and First World.
Site's busy; workers, trucks, excavators, jackhammers everywhere!
Basically it looks like they want to flatten the whole area including Magic Mountain (where Corkscrew, Dinosaurland, Space Shot, etc were) save the 3 mounds of greenery. Also, they've taken up the road ringing the theme park that led from Theme Park Hotel to First World. Theme Park Hotel has also been closed. On the right (1st picture, under the giant Energizer/Coca-Cola, you can see that they're building some sort of structure. Lots of workers building that thing, even at night they work on it with bright spotlights. On the left (3rd picture), you can see that a big chunk of First World Plaza is being taken down, including Sky Venture.
It looks like they're protecting Arena of Stars jealously, for unknown reasons. you can see by the plastering of the entrances. More startling is that there is no longer access to it.
Green patches and other scenes at the site:
All photos belong to my friend, credit to Zijian Van Der Yow
New Era of Genting..
Twentieth Century Fox theme park announced
Source:Disney and Universal will soon have competition on the film-inspired theme park front. Twentieth Century Fox has just unveiled plans to join the thrill ride party.
Named "Twentieth Century Fox World," the brand's first theme park is set to open 2016 as part of Malaysia's Resorts World Genting, a leisure and entertainment complex about an hour outside of Kuala Lumpur.
According to the plans, the 25-acre park will feature more than 25 rides and attractions based on Fox films such as "Ice Age," "Rio," "Alien vs. Predator," "Planet of the Apes" and "Night at the Museum."
paris in paris? hurmmm, not so excited about that
See more at:GENTING HIGHLANDS: Making way for the new Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park scheduled for 2016, the Genting Outdoor Theme Park will be closing its doors from Sunday for two years.
While the Outdoor Theme Park is closed, all rides and attractions at the First World Indoor Theme Park will remain open.
To commemorate the occasion and to also celebrate the National Day, there will be activities such as cheerleading and dance performances from 10pm. Entrance is free from 7pm to midnight on Sunday. Pay per ride is also available from 7pm for customers to enjoy the rides one more time before its closure.
As the Genting Outdoor Theme Park will be closed, there will not be any fireworks display that evening.
sad news: 37 died in a bus accident tragedy on the last day of Genting theme park operation...
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/articl...ef-says-106261Fox's First Ever Theme Park Just the Beginning, Studio Consumer Products Chief Says
Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming theme park in Malaysia is the first of a global expansion into that business, the studio's head of consumer products told TheWrap Friday.
Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products, said that the theme park, its first-ever full scale resort, "is really the beginning of a global roll out to key territories of larger scale resorts."
With the resort, a licensing partnership with Resorts World Genting, Fox is entering a lucrative arena long occupied by big studio competitors like the Walt Disney Company and Universal Studios.
"We are definitely interested in looking at emerging markets throughout the world to find additional recreational opportunities," Godsick said by phone from Malaysia, where the deal was announced Friday. "Look for more announcements on that in the future."
The rides and attractions will be inspired by Fox films such as "Ice Age" and "Alien," but existing themepark deals for "The Simpsons" will likely preclude that property from inclusion.
TheWrap spoke with Godsick about what this deal signals for Fox's theme park strategy, how it fits into its larger ambitions in the Asian market and why Pandora won't be making an appearance at Resorts World Genting, expected to reopen with Fox themed attractions in 2016.
Why is this an opportune time to get into the theme park business?
For us it's about finding ways to create opportunities for audiences around the world to immerse themselves deeper into our properties.
It was also about finding the right partner and the right location. Genting is one of the top companies in Malaysia and Resorts World Genting is one of the top tourist destinations in the world. It gets 20 million visitors a year and they're doing additional things to increase that number by adding 10,000 more hotel rooms.
This location is just spectacular and Malaysia is a growing market.
Yet we hear so much more about China than we do Malaysia. Is its growth analogous?
The growth here is just tremendous. Being here and walking around the country's economic centers you're astounded by the amount of construction going on in Kuala Lumpur, and that's always a good indication of growth.
China is, of course, also growing, but it's so huge that it's somewhat different. We are definitely interested in looking at emerging markets throughout the world to find additional recreational opportunities. Look for more announcements on that in the future.
So do you see this as being part of a larger strategy when it comes to exploiting the Asian market?
Absolutely. Asia in general has been such a strong growth market for our brands. Our films and TV shows have done extremely well here and this is certainly part of that. They have such an awareness in Asia and this is just a chance to take them to the next level.
How involved will Fox be in the creation and day-to-day operations of the park?
We will be intimately involved in the creation of the park, but the operation is Genting's responsibility. We will be involved creatively in every single part of the creation of the park, and its themed areas. We'll be working hand in hand with Genting on designing a master plan for the resort and on every aspect of its attractions.
How will Fox be compensated? Will you get a stake in the profits or do you receive a one-time fee?
It is a licensing deal, but we will all share in its success and profits. They are financing all of the construction and putting up the funding. We are receiving a fee and a royalty structure. We look at our investment as bringing the [intellectual property] that we spend millions of dollars a year distributing and marketing around the world to the table.
When it comes to those films and television shows, which ones do you think may make an appearance at the theme park?
We're working on the specifics now, but we think that probably between 25 to 30 different brands will be represented in the park.
Among those, "Ice Age" is an incredibly strong brand in this area of the world and "Rio" is also very strong. There are a number of other animated properties that it would make sense to use and when it comes to live action, we're looking at "Life of Pi" and "The Night at the Museum." We have to see thematically what makes sense and whether a particular movie should inspire a ride or a live show.
Are there some brands that are associated with Fox that won't be on the table -- I'm thinking of the "X-Men" films and "Star Wars"? Those are controlled by Marvel and Lucasfilm, no?
Yes. We do not control the licensing on "Star Wars" or Marvel.
What about Fox properties that are already being used in theme parks, such as "The Simpsons," which has attractions at Universal Studios, and "Avatar," which will have inspire a themed area at Disney's Animal Kingdom?
Disney has an exclusive deal, so that will impact the use of "Avatar" anywhere in the world. With "The Simpsons" we have the right to talk to other partners, but we've been in business with Universal on two theme parks and in the next couple of weeks we'll be talking about an expansion for "The Simpsons" at Universal.
We always like to talk to our current partners first, so I think we'll start with exploring other opportunities with Universal before we go elsewhere.
Do you see this as signaling a shift in how Fox views its theme park business? You have flirted with it before when you briefly operated the Fox Studios Backlot in Sydney over a decade ago, correct?
Sydney was really more of a brand experience. A backlot tour with a couple of attractions. This is our first full scale theme park with at least 25 separate attractions.
We do have other rides around the world at other theme parks, but this is really the beginning of a global roll out to key territories of larger scale resorts.
LEGOLAND Water Park - Coming Soon! credit to cheekiemonkies
The next phase in the LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort project will see splashing fun being added in the form of the LEGOLAND Water Park. Billed as the LARGEST LEGOLAND Water Park in the world, the interactive and fully LEGO-themed Water Park will offer more than 20 unique slides, as well as over 70 LEGO models among its many attractions and is specially catered to 2-12 year old children.
And speaking about attractions, just take a look at the number of water rides and attractions in store.
Some of the Water Park's highlights include the hugely popular Build-A-Raft River and Joker Soaker.
The Build-A-Raft River allows kids to customize their own raft with soft LEGO bricks before floating down a lazy river - I can already foresee this being a huge hit with the monkies. The Joker Soaker is a fun interactive platform in the wade poll where kids can play with water cannons as a LEGO jester model 'tells' jokes while 350 gallons of water cascade down on them.
The LEGO Slide Racers allow up to SIX people to race down a slide and see who earns the bragging rights at the bottom. Given my weight, I should be a shoo-in for first place I reckon.
Another unique feature of the Water Park is that it is the only one of all the LEGOLAND Water Parks in the world to have 2 entrances - one being the main entrance and the other being connected to the existing LEGOLAND Malaysia theme park. What this means is that it can be enjoyed separately or in combination with the Theme Park.
Wish List: 20th Century Fox theme park
In 2016, Malaysia will have its very own movie based theme park and this exciting venture between major American film studio 20th Century Fox and Genting Malaysia Berhad has already delivered its first lineup of rides and attractions for the RM400 million park. They are; "Ice Age", "Life Of Pi", "Alien", Predator" and "Night At The Museum".
So, with 25 movie attractions planned altogether and five already spoken for, there are 20 more slots available and the possibilities are endless! After a grueling session of picking a handful of 20th Century Fox movies which would make for a good theme park addition, we present to you, Cinema Online's 20th Century Fox theme park wish list! Let's see if any of them eventually makes the cut for the studio's first ever theme park.
Hopefully the big wigs are listening and we'll get to experience some of these rides for real!
The Simpsons Ride at Universal Studios Orlando opened in 2008, and it fast became the park's most popular ride. Come on, 20 plus years and still going strong on TV? Who doesn't love "The Simpsons"? Imagine a fully costume suited Homer Simpson running after Bart shouting his famous catchphrase, "Why you little..!" How cool will it be to have all the other characters on board as well? We're thinking a Krusty the Clown arcade or even Apu's Kwik-E-Mart!
If the residents of Springfield don't tickle your fancy, then what about that other obnoxious family in "Family Guy". Apart from regular character appearances by Peter Griffin and his bumbling family at the park, it will be exciting if there was a ride based on little Stewie's plan to doom the world, eh?
Planet Of The Apes
Having released seven "Planet Of The Apes" films and with another ape film; "Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes" set for release in 2014, wouldn't it be great to have a section dedicated to the franchise? Especially since Genting Highlands has all the trees and foggy ambience to add to it? Malaysia is after all native to the extant Orangutans, so why not make a "Planet Of The Apes" themed museum or an educational ride to raise social awareness towards the preservation of our fellow apes? If the combo of 'educational' and 'theme park' sounds just wrong to you, then what about a laser tag arena instead?
As the pioneer of popular Sci-Fi movies, there is an undying fan base for "Star Wars" all over the world. Imagine a "Star Wars" land in a galaxy far far away, where Jedis and Siths roam about, engaging in lightsaber battle shows. Climb aboard the Millennium Falcon in a 3D Dark Ride experience similar to the "Transformers: The Ride" at Universal Studios Singapore. There is currently a "Star Wars" section dedicated to Legoland in Johor Malaysia and in Walt Disney World, Florida. Yes, we know that the "Star Wars" franchise now belongs to Disney, but there is always a possibility of a joint venture, fingers crossed!
Die Hard/Assassin's Creed
In this third person stealth game, we're all for a "Die Hard" or upcoming film, "Assassins's Creed" action game. You can either be Officer John McClane or Desmond Miles as you complete a mission. Imagine a simulated reality gaming experience with motion detectors (similar to playing Nintendo Wii) emphasised with a life-size screen and virtual weapon allowing you to seek and destroy the baddies. Depending on the movie this action attraction goes with, imagine your 'mission' being aided by narration provided by the respective film's leads, Bruce Willis or Michael Fassbender!
The Maze Runner
If you have read the trilogy by James Dashner, then you know the upcoming Dystopian flick; "The Maze Runner" is the next big "Hunger Games". Only in this case, it's easier to transfer to a theme park experience as the first book is mainly set in maze, where grisly things await those who want to escape its sinister bends and corners. This could be another laser tag experience set in a high walled maze, or, it could work as one of those interactive 3D Dark Rides. Either way, it's going to be heart stopping!
How would you like to meet the "X-Men"; Wolverine, Storm, Professor X, Magneto and the rest while visiting the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning as part of your mutant initiation programme? Learn what it's like to try out different super powers in different rooms at the X-Mansion, and before the end of the tour, be sure to catch a glimpse of as many "X-Men" as you can!
The tragedy of "Titanic" did so well on screen as seen in the 1997 feature that it had to have a 3D re-release in 2012. As a theme park attraction, there could be a replica of the RMS Titanic (not to scale of course) and in the ship itself, visitors could experience a 4D Motion Master which will help reenact the sinking of the ship in front of a large screen, whilst spraying ice cold water to enhance the brevity of the disaster.
The Day After Tomorrow/Independence Day 1 & 2
Since Fox has dabbled with two of Roland Emmerich's disaster flicks with another following close, why not let visitors experience what it is like to be on an actual disaster movie set? A city scape with explosions and tidal waves set in a controlled main sound stage environment would be great. If you've been to Stephen Spielberg's Lights! Camera! Action! attraction, then you know how brilliant is it to see movie special effects taking place right before your very eyes!
Be prepared to be razzled and dazzled in this live musical show at the Moulin Rouge theatre. Inspired by the movie "Moulin Rouge" this could be a 15-minute show set at regular intervals at the park, featuring live vocalists and dancers to bring the grandeur of the Baz Luhrmann's film and contemporary hits to fans of all ages!
This quirkly dark yet fun movie could definitely be a hit for all ages if it was turned into an attraction. This cult film prominently features Down Town, a colourful carnival like place where cartoonist Brandon Fraser's mind goes to as he is guided by his comic's naughty monkey character, Monkeybone, when he slips into coma.
What other movies do you think would make for a great theme park attraction? Who knows, 20th Century Fox might just take your suggestion into consideration!
Fox's First Ever Theme Park Just the Beginning, Studio Consumer Products Chief Says
Source:Twentieth Century Fox's upcoming theme park in Malaysia is the first of a global expansion into that business, the studio's head of consumer products told TheWrap Friday.
Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products, said that the theme park, its first-ever full scale resort, "is really the beginning of a global roll out to key territories of larger scale resorts."(...)
-> from this interview we can conclude that Avatar, X-Men and Star Wars will not make appearance in this park.
-> we can see the first rides ever from the movies Life of Pi, Night at Museum, Rio and Ice Age
Miniland is all geared up for its new role as gateway to a parallel universe! From tomorrow, feast your eyes on this first-of-its-kind LEGO Death Star model display, measuring 6 metres in height and made from than 750,000 LEGO bricks! With 10,000 special glow-in-the dark tiles used on the LEGO model as well, fans are ensured of a fantastic night view!
Water Park... taken today-credit to lovearki
Legoland to house world's biggest iconic Star Wars super weapon
NUSAJAYA - Fans of the sci-fi movie series Star Wars will be in for a treat with the world's biggest Death Star model to be displayed at the Legoland Malaysia theme park.
Made from 723,150 pieces of Lego bricks, the 6m tall model will be installed by the end of the next month.The model was designed to resemble the iconic moon-sized space station and super weapon that was first introduced in George Lucas' Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
The theme park's model shop manager Stefan Bentivoglio, who headed a team of eight model builders for the project, said the Lego Miniland Death Star took 200 hours to design and will take another 1,800 hours to build and assemble.
"It was designed by our Legoland California counterparts while the building and the assembling of the sphere is done entirely in Malaysia," he told The Star during an exclusive behind-the-scenes preview of the project here yesterday.
He added that the sphere weighed about a tonne when completed with the installation of 135kg of stainless steel frames.
"The model will even shoot laser beams accompanied with sound effects to make the Death Star come to life from the silver screen.
"Hopefully, the models will be able to convert those who do not know much about Star Wars into fans," Bentivoglio said.
He said that the 90 per cent completed model which is shaped like a sphere is about 2.3m in diameter and would light up at night with the help of about 10,000 glow-in-the dark Lego tiles to stay as true as possible to the one in the movie series.
Four different colours of Lego bricks - white, dark grey, light grey and luminous tiles were used to build the Death Star model and would be completed and displayed to visitors by July 26 for a limited period at the Nusajaya theme park.
After that, it would be dissembled and displayed at other Legoland theme parks in Denmark, Germany, Britain, California and Florida.
"The model will be placed at a dedicated area of the theme park's mini land and there will also be interactive display as well as smaller replicas of popular characters from the movie franchise," he said.
Other models and displays include Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Vader having a lightsabre duel, an X-wing fighter, the Emperor's throne room, Garbage Masher and Trench Run - all made from Lego.
Taken today... Legoland Hotel
new members of miniland!
Legoland waterpark...lazy river being construct