Resorts World Genting and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Announce Plans for First Twentieth Century Fox Theme Park
Resorts World Genting, the world's largest destination resort operator, announces today a licensing partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to develop the first international Twentieth Century Fox theme park. Opening in 2016, the new theme park at Resorts World Genting will fully immerse visitors in an entertainment experience featuring some of FOX's most recognized and powerful film brands including ICE AGE, RIO, ALIEN and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM.
Dato Lee Choong Yan, president and chief operating officer of Genting Malaysia Berhad and Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products participated in a signing event solidifying the partnership between Genting Malaysia Berhad and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. The alliance was witnessed by Tan Sri Lim Kok Thay, chairman and chief executive officer of Genting Malaysia Berhad.
“For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favorite Twentieth Century Fox properties,” said Godsick. “Brought to life by our partner Resorts World Genting, this theme park marks the launch of our global location based entertainment strategy.”
“Twentieth Century Fox is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of entertainment content in the world,” said Tan Sri Lim. “The FOX brand is popular throughout the world because the studio has earned a reputation for quality, creativity and longevity. We're honored to partner with Twentieth Century Fox to realize the vision of a world class integrated resort.”
The Twentieth Century Fox theme park at Resorts World Genting will feature rides and attractions based on a wide array of FOX properties including action, adventure, animation, family and sci-fi genres.
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, LIFE OF PI, ALIEN, PREDATOR and NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM (additional film build outs to be announced)
- The Dream Parade, featuring a one-of-a-kind, animatronics parade based on all characters and titles represented at the theme park
- Retail merchandise and themed food and beverage outlets
Resort World Genting is investing more than r RM400 million to develop the Twentieth Century Fox theme park. New jobs will be created, including cast members who will be trained to operate the rides and attractions, while representing the characters and stories from various FOX properties. The ultimate focus and goal: delivering a world-class customer experience.
The Genting Theme Park was opened in 1978 as Genting Amusement and Recreation Park. Today after 35 years, the outdoor theme park receives millions of visitors annually from Malaysia and all over the world. With the Twentieth Century Fox theme park targeting families and adults alike, the Resort anticipates a strong growth in visitors from both Malaysia and international arrivals, in addition from neighboring countries.
The Genting Outdoor Theme Park will be closed beginning September 1st 2013 to facilitate the construction of the Twentieth Century Fox theme park. The projected soft opening is scheduled to take place in 2016 and will herald a new milestone of exceptional achievement for Resorts World Genting.
About Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products
A recognized industry leader, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products licenses and markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third party lines. The division is aligned with Twentieth Century Fox Television, one of the top suppliers of prime time entertainment programming to the broadcast networks.
About Twentieth Century Fox
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 Berhad
Resorts World Sdn Bhd, a private company limited by shares (Co. number 58019-U), was incorporated on 7 May 1980 under the Companies Act 1965. Upon conversion into a public company in 1989, its name was changed to Resorts World Bhd (1989 - 2009), and subsequently Genting Malaysia Berhad (“Genting Malaysia”).
In 1989, Genting Berhad and Genting Malaysia underwent a restructuring exercise, which resulted in Genting Malaysia acquiring from Genting Berhad its entire gaming, hotel and resort-related operations, inclusive of goodwill and other relevant assets. GENM's shares have been traded on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia since its listing on 22 December 1989.
Genting Malaysia has been principally involved in the leisure and hospitality business covering theme parks, gaming, hotels, seaside resorts and entertainment for over 45 years. Its loyalty card programme (“Genting Rewards Card” formerly “Genting WorldCard”) in Malaysia has to-date garnered a following of over 3.5 million members. Resorts World Genting, a premier integrated family leisure and entertainment resort sited at the peak of Genting Highlands, has consistently recorded over 20 million visitations annually in the last two years and is a major tourist destination of choice in Malaysia.
Resorts World Genting offers 6 hotels, 200 dining and retail outlets, mega shows, business convention facilities, 40 fun rides and endless entertainment. The hotels at Resorts World Genting are Genting Grand, Maxims, Theme Park Hotel, Resort Hotel, Awana Hotel and First World Hotel – one of the world's largest hotels. Genting Malaysia also owns two beautiful seaside properties, namely Resorts World Kijal in Terengganu and Resorts World Langkawi in Langkawi. Collectively, our properties1 in Malaysia offer over 9,000 rooms.
In the United States, Resorts World Casino New York City (“RWNYC”) marked its debut in October 2011, featuring approximately 5,000 electronic gaming machines - over 4,100 slot machines and 900 state-of-the-art electronic table games (ETGs). RWNYC achieved several milestones - its daily revenue per machine was consistently above that of the statewide and industry averages. In addition, the resort continues to gain visibility and patronage in the competitive northeast US gaming market with more than 10 million visitations in 2012. Apart from its gaming facilities, RWNYC also offers premier dining and entertainment facilities, which include 18 dining outlets and 4 VIP/private lounges.
The Group owns a contiguous 30-acre prime freehold waterfront site overlooking Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, Florida, USA. The site includes the Omni Center and the Miami Herald building, which consists of retail space, office space and a 527-room Hilton Hotel. Comprehensive planning for the mixed use development of Resorts World Miami is in progress, and will feature hotel, dining, entertainment, retail and commercial facilities.
Acquired by Genting Malaysia in October 2010, Genting UK is one of the leading casino operators in the United Kingdom and a leading innovator in the provision of high quality, customer focused gaming. Genting UK operates 6 casinos in London namely Crockfords, Maxims Casino Club, The Colony Club, The Palm Beach, London Mint and Genting Casino Chinatown (formerly Fox Poker Club); and an additional 35 regional casinos in the UK provinces under Genting Club and Genting Casino brands. These casinos offer memorable experiences with various slots and table games in addition to restaurants, bars and other entertainments.
In June 2011, the Group was awarded a large casino licence to develop a leisure and entertainment complex at the National Exhibition Centre (“NEC”) in Birmingham, England. The ground-breaking ceremony on 4 February 2013 officially commenced the development of Resorts World Birmingham and is scheduled to open in mid-2015. Resorts World Birmingham will bring unique new offerings to the NEC featuring a casino, hotel, a spa, conference and banqueting centre, a multi screen cinema, a wide range of food and beverage outlets and an outlet centre.
The Group launched its latest addition to the Resorts World brand, Resorts World Bimini in the Bahamas on 1 July 2013. The project is a partnership with RAV Bahamas Ltd, the resort owner. Resorts World Bimini, a 750-acre beachfront resort property on North Bimini Island, contains a casino, villas, other accommodations, shopping and dining options such as restaurants and bars, resort amenities and the largest marina in the Bahamas. The Group also concurrently launched its brand new Bimini SuperFast, a 32,000-ton cruise ship that will sail between Miami and Bimini twice daily.
Genting Malaysia has an equity investment of 18.4% in Genting Hong Kong Ltd, which has core businesses in both land and sea-based businesses as such Star Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines2 and Resorts World Manila3.
Resorts World Genting was voted the World's Leading Casino Resort (2005, 2007 to 2010) and Asia's Leading Casino Resort from 2005 to 2010 by World Travel Awards. Resorts World Genting also won various culinary awards at the recent Malaysia International Gourmet Festival 2012 and Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2011 - 2013 Regional Series.
Following a rebranding exercise, the hotels had been renamed as follows:
i) Maxims Genting as Genting Grand
ii) Highlands Hotel as Maxims
iii) Awana Genting Highlands Golf and Country Resort as Awana Hotel
iv) Awana Kijal Golf, Beach & Spa Resort as Resorts World Kijal
v) Awana Porto Malai as Resorts World Langkawi
Genting Hong Kong currently holds a 43.4% stake in NCL Holding
A joint partnership with Alliance Global Group under Travellers International
Genting Malaysia's registered office:
|24th Floor, Wisma Genting, Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.|
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