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What’s New At Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park And What To Expect

What’s New At Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park And What To Expect

GSW theme park underwent a whole revamp and is now fresh, new, and ready for you.

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Genting Highland’s theme park is finally open to the public today, 8 February 2022.

After years of waiting and delays from legal disagreements, Malaysians will finally be able to step foot in Genting SkyWorlds and experience the theme park in the skies once again.

Genting SkyWorlds Theme Park is just a stone’s throw away from Genting’s hotels and shopping mall SkyAvenue.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

The major thing about Genting SkyWorlds is that they have themed movie- and adventure-inspired ‘worlds’, ranging from family favourite Ice Age to Night At The Musuem and more!

But is the Genting SkyWorlds theme park revamp worth your time? We find out.

The Vibes

The props and craftsmanship in the theme park is a huge upgrade. Genting SkyWorlds (GSW) spared no expense at making each world populated with props and beautiful backdrops.

Characters from the movie franchise Rio decorate a prop balcony in the ‘Rio’ world. Here, even the overhead speakers are shaped like birdhouses.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Leaning fully into the theme aspect of theme park, each world features plenty of related miscellany to make the world pop. Everything is in vibrant colours with a great eye for detail.

This also means that every corner can make for a fantastic backdrop for pictures and the like!

The classic spinning teacup ride has turned into birds. A park staff sanitizes each seat before visitor can enter the ride.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

The Rides

The main part of the theme park are the rides and attractions, and GSW certainly delivers.

There are 17 rides in total with 2 additional ones coming soon.

The ESD Global Defender at Central Park.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Worlds like Ice Age and Epic feature family-friendly rides that are more relaxed and laid-back without being boring. The Epic world does feature some water-based rides so expect to get a little wet.

Sid’s Rock ‘N’ Slide doesn’t just rock backwards and forwards, it turns full circle as well.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Thrill-seekers will find more exciting rides over at worlds like Andromeda Base, with rides that do their best to spin riders and hurl them into the air. Visitors who get motion sickness should definitely pace themselves on the rides and take plenty of breaks in between.

Andromeda Base features a familiar ride that shoots riders into the air, left: Terraform Tower Challenge, and another, right: Alpha Fighter Pilots, that does its best to shake riders into a tizzy.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

While there are plenty of new rides that are wonderfully fresh and thrilling, eagle-eyed visitors may notice a few beloved rides that seem extremely familiar.

This double-decker carousel is quite nostalgic, isn’t it?
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

The Verdict

Theme park connoisseurs will find Genting SkyWorlds quite similar to internationally-renowned parks overseas such as Universal Studios Singapore (which is, in case you didn’t know, also owned by Genting Group), from the layout to their ‘worlds’ and the vibrant props and decorations.

Comparatively, Genting SkyWorlds is priced at RM189 (currently RM151 for their opening promotion) for a standard adult ticket; while Universal Studios Singapore is priced at SGD81 (around RM250) per adult ticket.

There are rides like Samba Gliders which allows riders a bird’s eye view of the entire park.
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

Currently, there are no VIP tickets (the kind that allows you to cut queues on all the rides) available, but each Genting SkyWorlds ticket comes with 6 Virtual Queue passes (available on the theme park app) you can use to skip the queue.

However, not all rides are currently operating, so it is best to double-check which rides are open on the day of your visit.

For Malaysians eager to spend a full day enjoying cool mountain air and the thrill of a theme park experience, Genting SkyWorlds will be your best bet. Find more information and book your tickets here.

The cable cars go right over the park, so remember to wave up!
(Credit: Anne Dorall/TRP)

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