We can’t travel yet but FYI, Genting SkyWorlds is set to open by mid-2021

by Natalie Lim

Resorts World Genting’s (RWG) theme park, Genting SkyWorlds, will be opening its doors to visitors by mid-2021.

At this point, it’s like having an ex lament that they miss you, but yet, they can’t afford commitment. We’ve been waiting for the completion of Malaysia’s Genting SkyWorlds for a while now, ever since the closure of the OG Genting Outdoor Themepark on 1 September 2013.

And now that they’re set to complete it by this year, we’re still plagued by the COVID-19 lockdown and stuck in Singapore, painfully scrolling through travel news just like this—knowing that travelling remains out of reach.

Genting SkyWorlds with 26 rides and attractions

Photo: Resorts World Genting

The initial 20th Century Fox theme park project was set to complete by 2017 but plans fell through, due to the weak local currency. And now, RWG’s head of business operations and strategy Lee Thiam Kit, said that the group is committed to opening the park this year despite the ongoing pandemic and movement control order (MCO).

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Genting SkyWorlds, which spans 26 acres, will have a total of 26 rides and attractions. Despite the spin-off from project 20th Century Fox, the park will still feature movie-themed attractions such as Eagle Mountain, Central Park, Liberty Lane, Robots Rivet Town, Andromeda Base, Ice Age, Studio Plaza, Epic, and Rio.

Themed dining, retail, and entertainment experiences will also be available throughout Genting Skyworlds.

Virtual queue technology to reserve spots for rides

Photo: Resorts World Genting

If there’s one thing that puts off visitors from theme parks, it’ll be the long wait in queues, just to enjoy a ride that lasts for a minute tops. However, Genting SkyWorlds has partnered with Alibaba to create a virtual queue technology so guests can reserve their spot on rides and attractions.

Plus, RWG has teased that the rides will be the first of their kind in the world and that details on these attractions will be unveiled closer to the opening date.

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Currently, RWG has invested a total of US$800 million (S$1.05 billion) into the park. Lee also reported, “We’re committed to this park and we will see to it that it opens, barring unforeseen circumstances”.

Due to the closure of international borders, RWG executive vice president of leisure and hospitality, Datuk Edward Arthur Holloway, has said that “the plan is to focus on the local market for the next six months to one year before targeting foreign visitors”.

Now we can only watch as our neighbours have fun in this new park, so, we’re hoping that good things do come to those who wait.

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🗓️ Mid-2021

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