Genting Malaysia is readying its US$800 million outdoor theme park, Genting SkyWorlds, for a mid-year opening at Resorts World Genting.
Sitting 1,829m above sea level, Genting SkyWorlds takes in 10.5 hectares of space where 26 rides and attractions are housed. While slightly smaller than Universal Studios Singapore at sister property Resorts World Singapore, Genting SkyWorlds boasts the same number of attractions.
Besides presenting original Intellectual Properties (IPs), Genting SkyWorlds will also incorporate 20th Century Studios brands and IPs across its rides and attractions. These IPs include Ice Age, Night at the Museum and Planet of the Apes, among others. This will be complemented by a unique array of themed retail, dining, and entertainment experiences.
Lee Thiam Kit, head of business operations and strategies, Resorts World Genting, shared during a virtual press conference: “We are almost ready. We are putting the finishing touches to this amazing theme park, which we believe is South-east Asia’s most anticipated theme park. We believe we will deliver the very best experience to our guests throughout this journey.”
Lee said the park will cater to families and all age groups, while rides will welcome park visitors of at least 92cm tall.
Edward Arthur Holloway, executive vice president of leisure and hospitality, Resorts World Genting, said that the park will target domestic tourists for the immediate future while waiting for international borders to reopen.
Together with other offerings at Resort World Genting, he said families and leisure tourists will have enough to keep themselves occupied for at least two days.
The theme park was supposed to have opened last year, but construction was temporarily halted by Malaysia’s Movement Control Order.