Resorts World Genting, Malaysia, has now opened ‘Skytropolis Funland’ – a newly revamped indoor theme park worth RM300 million ($72.5 million USD).
The indoor theme park has opened with 13 rides – and 9 more are set to open in phases to be fully open by April.
Brian Machamer, senior VP of theme parks for Resorts World Genting, said: “We have invested over RM300 million into revamping this new indoor theme park.
“We brought in 15 of the favourite rides from the previous outdoor theme park and revamped them with an entirely new look.”
The theme park covers 400,000 sq ft and includes Asia’s first hyper reality centre The VOID. It also includes the BigTop Video Games Park. Soon, the park will introduce the Imaginatrix – a VR area combining physical rides with virtual reality (VR).
Machamer said: “We are always striving to excite and impress our guests with new experiences at the resort, and with Skytropolis Funland, we have succeeded in creating a carnival wonderland that can be enjoyed at any time of the year by children, adults and families alike.”
“The new Skytropolis Funland is even more exciting and I’m sure it will be a theme park people would want to visit again and again.”
Resorts World Genting
Resorts World Genting, Malaysia includes more than 10,000 rooms of accommodation as well as a range of food, retail and recreation options. It currently receives around 60,000 visitors per day, and is targeting 30 million visitors by 2020.
The SkyTropolis Indoor Theme Park was set to open alongside 20th Century Fox World at the resort – but plans for the theme park have now been put on hold after Fox pulled out.
Genting Malaysia Berhad filed a complaint against Fox after the developer spent $750 million on Twentieth Century Fox World theme park, about which Fox (and soon to be owners Disney) are allegedly suffering “seller’s remorse”.
Genting signed a licensing deal with Fox in 2013 that would leverage Fox intellectual property including Ice Age and Planet of the Apes. Genting has accused Fox and Disney of attempting to pull out of the project.
Fox and Disney said that the lawsuit against them is “without merit”. The theme park is set to go ahead.