All set for sky-high adventures


An aerial view of Mad Ramp Peak at Eagle Mountain, Genting SkyWorlds.

THE Genting SkyWorlds theme park by Resorts World Genting (RWG) is slated to open mid-year.

Boasting a total of 26 rides, the outdoor theme park will take visitors on a thrilling journey through nine movie and adventure-inspired “worlds”, namely Eagle Mountain, Central Park, Liberty Lane, Robots Rivet Town, Andromeda Base, Ice Age, Studio Plaza, Epic and Rio.

“Genting SkyWorlds is the result of many years of hard work by our dedicated team and partners from all over the world.

“We are currently performing operational tests for all the rides and putting the finishing touches to this amazing theme park.

“We believe we will deliver the very best experience to our guests, ” said RWG Business Operations and Strategies head Lee Thiam Kit during a sneak preview of the theme park.

Lee added that the park was slated to open last year but it was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We will continue to comply with the government’s standard operating procedure.

“We do not know yet whether a ‘vaccination passport’ will be needed to visit the theme park, ” he said.

(From left) Holloway, Lee, Pearn and RWG Theme Park vice-president  Sanjay Nadarajah are excited to welcome visitors to Malaysia’s newest world-class tourist attraction in Genting Highlands. (Face masks were removed for this photograph.)(From left) Holloway, Lee, Pearn and RWG Theme Park vice-president Sanjay Nadarajah are excited to welcome visitors to Malaysia’s newest world-class tourist attraction in Genting Highlands. (Face masks were removed for this photograph.)

Through a strategic collaboration between Genting Malaysia and 20th Century Studios, the theme park will incorporate its brands and intellectual property across several rides and attractions. These include Ice Age, Night at the Museum and Planet of the Apes.

RWG Theme Park head Gregory Pearn said Genting Skyworlds could accommodate 20,000 visitors at full capacity and was equipped with ride-booking technology to enhance guests’ experience.

“Visitors can expect to utilise a virtual queue solution to reserve rides and attractions in advance, get help in planning their itinerary as well as guidance on the best attractions.

“There will also be interactive activities while in the queue and themed restaurants and kiosks in the park.

“For example, the Mad Ramp Peak at Eagle Mountain will feature a unique rollercoaster bike ride that has never been seen before.

“There will be different types of rides such as water rides and spinning rides to cater to everyone.

“Currently, an entrance ticket will entitle visitors to enjoy all the rides, ” he said, adding that the admission fee would be announced closer to the theme park’s opening.

The attractions will be complemented by a wide array of themed retail, dining and entertainment experiences for the whole family.

RWG Leisure and Hospitality Executive vice-president Datuk Edward Holloway said Genting had invested US$800mil (RM3.2bil) to develop the theme park.

“We are committed to making it a key contributor to the economy and tourism sector.

“Malaysians have been waiting for the theme park for a long time and we will definitely bring in amazing entertainment, intriguing shows, acrobats and mascots, ” he said.

The sneak preview also unveiled Genting SkyWorlds logo which is an amalgamation of clouds, five stars and the façade of the outdoor theme park.

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