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  1. afiqnadzir is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Prometheus Set spotted..

  2. Great find afiqnadzir! Glad the old park is gone, and good news about the budget increase to $300 million!!

  3. afiqnadzir is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    demolition progress

  4. The groundbreaking ceremony brought together executives from both Fox and Genting, as well as Prime Minister Najib Razak.
    Resorts World Genting noted at the event Tuesday that it had upped its investment from $125 million to more than $300 million, making the new attraction the biggest-ever expansion of its nearly 30-year-old leisure and entertainment complex in Genting Highlands (where altitude tempers the tropical heat).

  5. afiqnadzir is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Twentieth Century Fox theme park announced

    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."

  6. Jaya is offline Newbie
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    Ground breaking will happen soon so stay tuned!

  7. I personally feel the new 20th Century Fox should bring in more animation characters in addition to the characters from Bluesky studios like Ice Age and Rio. There are just too few animation characters from Bluesky and I think for a theme park to be successful, there must be an element of magic and fantasy. Just like Cinderella from disney and Shrek from Dreamworks.

    But researching back into Fox animation productions before ice age, Fox actually produced some fairly good animations before Ice Age, and the characters fit well into a themepark concept. Fox produced animations like Anastasia, The Pagemaster, Ferngully, and Titan AE. They should resurrect Fox animation studios characters such as Anastasia and build a Saint Petersberg Castle. This appeals to children. And would create an architectural marvel at the park. The Saint Petersberg dome also blends well with Malaysian architecture with the onion shaped domes. It must feel magical and fantasy-like. The current animations from Bluesky lack the fantasy ingredients. Then you can compete with the best with the likes of Disneyland.

    Other Fox Animation Studios productions also include Wizards, Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure (both released in 1977), Fire and Ice (released in 1983). Maybe one day Fox Animation Studios would truly be resurrected and compete with dreamworks and disney. I hope the developers of the new 20th Century Fox Genting theme park reads this and take on my suggestions.

    Let's make a world-class theme park with the magic and fantasy elements from Disneyland!

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    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.
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  9. afiqnadzir is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    sad news: 37 died in a bus accident tragedy on the last day of Genting theme park operation...

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    Fox'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.

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