Los Angeles, CA, USA (December 17, 2013) — Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products in partnership with Genting Malaysia, one of the leading resort operators in Asia, today announced the name of the first ever Twentieth Century Fox theme park: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX WORLD at Resorts World Genting, Malaysia.
In addition, the theme park now has an official logo and a first-look at what visitors can expect from the park’s attractions was unveiled today at the launch of the TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX WORLD and Genting Integrated Tourism Plans that was attended by the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Sri Mohd Najib Tun Razak and executives from both companies. The theme park, spanning 25 acres at the Resort, will create new jobs including cast members who will be trained to operate the rides and attractions, while representing the characters and stories from various FOX properties.
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX WORLD will open in Malaysia in 2016 and will feature a fully immersive entertainment experience highlighting some of FOX’s most recognized and powerful film brands. In attendance were Jeffrey Godsick president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, Greg Lombardo, vice president of global location based entertainment at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Chairman & Chief Executive, Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay of Genting Malaysia.
“The opening of the first Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park at Resorts World Genting takes our rich history of storytelling to a whole new level and will provide an exceptional entertainment experience,” said Godsick. “People from around the world will gather here in Malaysia to become part of the story and to experience the magic and adventure of their favorite FOX properties.”
“We are investing over $300 million to develop the world’s first unique and compelling world-class Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park. Having the distinction of being the first of its kind in the world, TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX WORLD will be built on a grand scale that consists of unique and creative concepts featuring more than 25 rides and attractions of a cinematic nature. The theme park will definitely pave the way for continued growth of Resorts World Genting with a next-level family entertainment experience which will attract tourism dollars to Malaysia,” said Chairman & Chief Executive of Genting Malaysia Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay.
“Genting Malaysia, as a developer of the world’s top resort destinations, is a natural and valued partner for Twentieth Century Fox,” said Lombardo. “The creation of a world-class entertainment destination in a vital market like Asia is a landmark step in Fox’s global theme park strategy, extending our brand and engaging audiences in new and exciting ways.”
With TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX WORLD targeting families and adults alike, the Resort anticipates a strong growth in visitors from both Malaysia and international arrivals including China and Southeast Asia.
Highlights from the park will include:
- More than 25 acres of land, featuring more than 25 rides and attractions from media based rides, thrill rides, dark rides, to children’s rides and water rides
- Rides and attractions based on Twentieth Century Fox blockbuster titles like ICE AGE, RIO, ALIEN VS. PREDATOR, PLANET OF THE APESand NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (additional film build outs to be announced at a later date).
- Retail merchandise and themed food and beverage outlets
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A division 21st Century Fox and recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Century Fox Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, the flagship studio leading the industry in supplying award-winning and blockbuster primetime television programming and entertainment content.
About Twentieth Century Fox Film
One of the world’s largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation.
About Twentieth Century Fox Television
A 21st Century Fox company, Twentieth Century Fox Television is one of the industry’s most prolific suppliers of primetime television programming and entertainment content, including the blockbuster and Emmy and Golden Globe winning “Modern Family,” the pop culture phenomenon and Golden Globe winning “Glee,” the celebrated anthology series “American Horror Story,” the hit comedies “New Girl” and “How I Met Your Mother,” and the longest running primetime scripted series in the history of television, “The Simpsons.” The studio recently returned the Emmy Award-winning cult hit “Arrested Development” to production on new episodes, and its cable production division Fox 21 is responsible for this year’s Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe winner for Outstanding Drama Series, “Homeland.”
About Genting Malaysia
Genting Malaysia is one of the leading leisure and hospitality corporations in the world. Listed on Bursa Malaysia with approximately RM24 billion in market capitalisation, Genting Malaysia owns and operates major properties including Resorts World Genting, Resorts World Casino New York City, Resorts World Bimini and casinos in the United Kingdom.
Resorts World Genting is a premier leisure and entertainment resort in Malaysia. Equipped with over 9,000 rooms spread across 6 hotels, theme parks and entertainment attractions, over 200 dining and retail outlets, international shows and business convention facilities, Resorts World Genting was previously voted the World’s Leading Casino Resort (2005, 2007-2010) and Asia’s Leading Casino Resort (2005-2010) by World Travel Awards.
In Malaysia, Genting Malaysia also owns and operates Resorts World Kijal (formerly Awana Kijal Golf, Beach & Spa Resort) in Terengganu and Resorts World Langkawi (formerly Awana Porto Malai) in Langkawi.
In the United Kingdom, Genting Malaysia is one of the largest casino operators in the UK and a leading innovator in the provision of high quality customer-focused gaming. It operates 6 casinos in London and 35 casinos in the UK provinces. The Group is presently developing a leisure and entertainment complex at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham, to be known as Resorts World Birmingham.
In the United States of America, Genting Malaysia operates Resorts World Casino New York City, a video lottery facility at the Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City. As the first such facility located in the city, the resort presents a premier entertainment hub providing the ultimate gaming and entertainment experience, with approximately 5,000 gaming machines, shows, events and culinary delights.
The Group recently launched Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas. Resorts World Bimini contains a casino, villas, other accommodations, restaurants and bars, resort amenities and the largest marina in the Bahamas. The Group also operates the Bimini SuperFast, a 32,000-ton cruise ship that sails between Miami and Bimini.
Genting Malaysia is a member of the Genting Group, one of Asia’s leading and best-managed multinationals. The Genting Group is the collective name for Genting Berhad, its subsidiaries and associates, which have significant interests in leisure & hospitality, power generation, palm plantation, property development, biotechnology and oil & gas related activities.
For more information, visit http://www.gentingmalaysia.com