PETALING JAYA (Feb 23): Genting Malaysia Bhd’s Resorts World Genting (RWG) has invested more than US$800 million (RM3.32 billion) in its 26-acre outdoor theme park – Genting Skyworlds, which is slated to unveil its curtain in the second quarter this year.
RWG head of business operations and strategies Lee Thiam Kit said the company is confident to launch the theme park and will focus on the domestic market in the immediate future for six months to one year as the borders are still closed.
“[The development of] Genting SkyWorlds is now in its final stages. We are almost ready. We are putting the finishing touches to this amazing theme park, which we believe to be Southeast Asia’s most anticipated theme park. We believe we will deliver the very best experience to our guests throughout this journey,” Lee said during the virtual media briefing today after unveiling the theme park’s logo.
RWG’s head of theme parks Gregory Pearn said there are 26 world class attractions with varieties of rides ranging from water rides, spinning rides and much more catering to a wide variety of audiences.
With the park to be able to accommodate up to 20,000 people. They are also working with Alibaba to develop a virtual queue solution where visitors can pre-plan their trip in advance.
Genting Skyworld will incorporate 20th Century Studios brands and IPs across its world-class rides and attractions — including Ice Age, Night at the Museum and Planet of the Apes, among many others. This is made possible through a strategic collaboration between Genting Malaysia and 20th Century Studios.
In the light of current conditions, RWG executive vice president of leisure and hospitality Edward Arthur Holloway noted that safety concerns remained the priority and the company will comply with the SOPs.
“We are confident that with what we are going to offer, we will be able to reach the numbers that we desire, but in a very controlled manner. We want to emphasise that we won’t just open the door and let almost 20,000 instantaneous customers come in,” he added.
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