GENTING SKYWORLDS at
Genting Highlands Resort
Replacing Genting Theme Park at Resorts World Genting
Formerly to be named 20th Century Fox World
- NOW OPEN -
Resort News - (9/29/22) Time for a little good news and bad news. According to announcements, Genting SkyWorlds is scheduled to open three new attractions at the theme park during Q4 2022 which they expect will help boost traffic to the new theme park. We know a number of the park’s highly anticipated thrill rides and dark ride experiences have yet to open to the public during this extended “soft opening” period for the park, so this is great. The rides in question are: Ice Age: Expedition Thin Ice, Invasion of the Planet of the Apes and Mad Ramp Peak: Full Throttle.
Fall 2022 - Ice Age: Expedition Thin Ice - Now Open - Dark Ride experience with trackless vehicles, soft opened to guests sometime between September and October 2022
Late 2022 or Early 2023 - Invasion of the Planet of the Apes - Soft Open - (12/26/2022) Based on pictures of guests in the queue and being loaded onto the Invasion of the Planet of the Apes dark ride posted to ThemeparX a couple of weeks ago, it appears that the new dark ride is now in technical rehearsals and soft open to guests.
An on-ride video has also been posted that you can see below. It’s a pretty neat looking ride experience, with guests loaded into what look like hovercraft themed vehicles and sending you off into the middle of the war between humans and the apes through the streets of San Fransisco. The end result is something that is very reminiscent of Universal’s Transformers attraction.
(10/30/22) While I haven’t seen anything posted officially by the park, Screamscape sources tell us that the “Invasion of the Planet of the Apes” dark ride at Genting Skyworlds is ready to quietly soft-open or begin “technical rehearsals” with the public on the new ride any day now. Officially, the ride is still listed as “Coming Soon” on the website.
From the original line up of attractions, the park did also just open the Ice Age: Expedition Thin Ice dark ride attraction a few weeks ago, and once Planet of the Apes opens, this will leave only the “Mad Ramp Peak - Full Throttle Racing” ride left to open.
2023 - Mad Ramp Peak - Full Throttle - Coming Soon - (4/25/21) Genting SkyWorlds has started posting new details about the new park lands and attractions. Eagle Mountain, the land which is anchored by Mad Ramp Peak, which will be the world’s first “Dual Power Coaster” attraction from Dynamic Attractions that was teased way back in 2018 at IAAPA. The attraction features two separate tracks where guests will climb-aboard motorcycle themed vehicles and so on a wild ride through the beautiful themed landscape of Eagle Mountain.
Back when the park was going to open years ago and be called 20th Century Fox World, long before Disney bought the studio and took ownership of their IPs, this attraction was actually going to be themed to motorcycle gang themed FX series, Sons of Ancharacy. That tie to the legacy IP can still be seen in the styling of the motorcycles guests will ride.
2023/2024/2025 - SFX Coaster - Under Construction - (10/30/22) There is still the park’s SFX Coaster ride still to open, but it was always meant as a phase-2 attraction going back to when it was rumored to have an Aliens vs Predator theme. In negotiations with Disney after the buyout of Fox, Skyworld’s agreed to drop the Alien/Predator theming in exchange for keeping the remaining Fox IPs for use in the park. I wouldn’t expect to see the new SFX Coaster open for at least another year or so as they rework the experience to go along with what is now expected to be an original storyline and theme that will tie into the revised theming for the entire Andromeda Base area of the park.
(5/15/21) Regarding the park’s Andromeda Base section of the park... this will be the park’s military SciFi themed land, home to a number of attractions. Out out of all the lands in the park, this one may have been affected the most from the Disney/FOX legal fight. Earlier this year we reported that the land’s anchor attraction, a SFX Coaster that was supposed to have an Aliens/Predator theme, is now delayed until at least 2023. Shortly after writing an article posted at BlooLoop that mentioned the attraction, Disney marketing reached out to BlooLoop to ask for an edit to that piece to remove any mention of “Aliens” and “Predator” from the park’s lineup, which seemed to imply that the theme of the ride, as well as the land itself was going to be changing.
While we have no idea what the new theme or plot of the SFX coaster will be, it is unfortunately as some footage and media had obviously already been created for this Aliens/Predator attraction that will now no longer be brought to life. I haven’t seen any pictures lately to know if it has happened in the park yet, but apparently some concept art from the park has covered up the Weyland-Yutani Corp logos that used to be on the drop tower rides with a more generic “Alpha Space” logo. The drop tower will likely have the name changed as well, and drop the previously planned, “Alien Terrorforma” name, and I’m expecting to see those name WY logos now say Andromeda Base instead.
If there is one bright spot to any of this, the fact that Disney wanted so badly to keep the Aliens and Predator IPs from being used in Genting SkyWorlds may be an indicator that Disney could have their own possible future attractions concepts in the works for the IPs. It wouldn’t be the first time either, especially for Alien, as Disney’s original concept for their Alien Encounter attraction was intended to use the actual Alien from the FOX films, which Disney also used for a major scene in the retired Great Movie Ride at their Hollywood Studios park in Walt Disney World.