Resorts World Genting opens RM300m revamped indoor theme park

By TMR

Resorts World Genting has officially opened its newly revamped indoor theme park worth RM300 million called “Skytropolis Funland” after an 18-month long closure.

“We have invested over RM300 million into revamping this new indoor theme park.

“We brought in 15 of the favourite rides from the previous outdoor theme park and revamped them with an entirely new look,” Brian Machamer, senior VP of theme parks for Resorts World Genting, said in a statement.

For the opening, 13 rides have been introduced, while nine more will be opened in phases.

“We are confident by April that all rides will be open to the public,” he said.

Covering 400,000 sq ft, the indoor theme park includes Asia’s first hyper reality centre The VOID, BigTop Video Games Park and, soon, the Imaginatrix that combines physical rides with virtual reality (VR).

“We are always striving to excite and impress our guests with new experiences at the resort, and with Skytropolis Funland, we have succeeded in creating a carnival wonderland that can be enjoyed at any time of the year by children, adults and families alike,” Machamer added.

“The new Skytropolis Funland is even more exciting and I’m sure it will be a theme park people would want to visit again and again.”

He expects to have more than 7,000 paying customers enjoying the rides on a daily basis.

Resorts World Genting also aims to launch a VR area called Imaginatrix with five physical rides combining VR and premium activities.

Skytropolis Funland had a soft opening in December last year after closing for nearly 1½ years.

Previously known as the First World Indoor Theme Park, the attraction saw more than 20 million visitors walking through and enjoying the indoor theme park with more than one million tickets sold a year before its closure in 2017.