Great news for fun and thrill seekers!Resorts World Genting has breathed new life into its indoor entertainment space, creating the new Skytropolis Funland that was soft opened in December last year after closing for nearly one and a half years. Since the opening, it has attracted thousands of
visitors to the resort. Needless to say, this newly revamped indoor theme park is a portal to a new dimension of fun, which will take guests on thrilling adventures and adrenaline-packed rides. From its entrance with actual moving gears, to the thousands of colourful light bulbs that deck out each
ride, every inch of the indoor theme park promises extreme fun.
The Skytropolis Funland is spread across four floors is nothing but colourful and vibrant. With
mega large LED screens on the walls and even on the ceiling (over 50 meters in length) that light up the park, the new Skytropolis promises an unforgettable time for the whole family. For the opening,13 rides have been introduced, whilst nine more will follow suit.
Covering 400,000 square feet, the
indoor theme park includes Asia’s first The VOID hyper reality centre, BigTop Video Games Park and soon the Imaginatrix that combines physical rides with virtual reality.
“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,” said Brian Machamer, Senior Vice President of Theme Parks for Resorts World Genting.
He added, “We have invested over RM300 million into revamping this new indoor theme park. We brought in 15 of the favorite rides from the previous outdoor theme park and revamped them with an entirely new look. These rides remain as a big part of almost every visitor’s childhood and we are
bringing them back, bigger and better than ever such as the Super Glider which was known as the‘Superman’ roller coaster. We are also introducing 7 new cutting-edge rides for our visitors to experience for the very first time including Power Surge, Disco!, Sky Tower, Spin Crazy, Bumper, Boo Boo Bump, Tea Cups and Balloon Race. When the full collection of
rides are opened, we expect to have more than 7,000 paying customers enjoying the rides on a daily basis.”
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 1,000,000 tickets sold a year before its closure in 2017. The indoor theme park was ahead of its time with attractions such as
SkyVenture, a free fall skydiving simulator the only one in Asia then. With the introduction of the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (GITP) to re-develop Resorts World Genting, the Indoor Theme Park was part of the plans to be re-vamped to accommodate the new look and feel that the resort
was re-creating. This shift in paradigm and outlook has enabled the resort to offer a new ‘Funland’ for guests of all ages to enjoy.
Enjoy an adrenaline rush or have fun with the family with awesome rides
Divided into Child, Family and Thrill categories, each of the rides has been specifically designed with a glorious andkaleidoscopic atmosphere. For children, things can start off merrily in the Ride ‘Em Round, a classic carousel of pastiche elephants, lions and horses, whirling around at speed. Pick up the pace in the Whirly Bugs ride, where kids will be seated in pods rotating swiftly around a central spire. Boo Boo Bump provides a spin on the classic bumper cars, while Loop De Loop rotates
frantically around an illuminated wrought-iron Genting Tower to shrieks of joy. Kid-friendly drop tower Jumping Spurs with mild drops and climbs will be added soon. Adults can get in on the fun as well, with rides meant for the whole family to enjoy. First, get the
adrenaline started with the Copper Express vintage as it ‘choo-choos’ its way along a 61m track, providing a visual tour of Skytropolis Funland.
Space Cadets elevates and spins passengers around for an exhilarating exploration of the solar system. Bring things down to earth with a regal spin on the Royal Carousel, or stay up in the sky in emulation of Phileas Fogg and his journey Around the World in 80 Days in the Balloon Race. Coming soon are the magical mystery Tea Cups, the Charlot.Cruise that loops around the park and the Soaring Ships which offers an aerial view that you can enjoy with the whole family.
The brave can also take things up a notch in Thrill rides, which up the ante in terms of adrenaline. Start on the ground in a super-sized version of bumper cars meant for guests who are kids at heart in Bumper Boss, then prepare to soar high. Sky Tower takes guests up to the top of an Art Deco tower at a leisurely pace, only to drop them at thrilling speeds to the base. Disco! will challenge guests’ orientation, swirling them around a disco ball on a rollercoaster track, while Spin Crazy shows the world from very different angles where up is down and right is left, looping 360 degrees in the air
around a central axis. Power Surge will is an intense high-flying ride that will have you round and round and upside down, literally. More rides will be added soon such as the pendulum swing Stormy Voyage, fast spinning turbulent ride Music Express with sudden slopes and backward motion as well as the Super Glider, an old favourite that has daredevils in a suspended lie-down position with sharp turns, curves and sudden drops.
To complete the circus theme, Skytropolis will also introduce the Resort’s Highland Heroes, namely
the animal ambassadors in 2019 – merry figurines that greet visitors at the entrance: Joe the Orangutan, Tabby the Tiger, Allie the Elephant, Geno the Dinosaur, Bennie the Bear and Callie the
Dragon will be the recognisable faces of Skytropolis Funland. Cheerful mascots will also be on hand to spread joy to visitors sometime this year.
In the realm of Skytropolis, even more amazing experiences await besides the carnival rides. The VOID, a highly anticipated hyper reality experience that features cutting-edge technology and
world-class content which spans more than7000 square feet, is the biggest centre out of North America and the first and biggest in Asia. The VOID uses custom VR technology along with physical stages to create immersive experiences that inspire exploration and engagement. The VOID includes
titles from well-loved franchises such as Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, Ralph Breaks VR, Ghostbusters and their own original spooky experience: Nicodemus: Demon of Evanishment.
Those who have a good head for heights can head for the Eagle Landing Zipline, stretching 200 metres across the indoor theme park, four floors from the ground. The zip line which is the longest in a shopping mall in Malaysia, offers a one-of-a-kind view of the indoor theme park for adrenaline junkies who will whizz through, high above everyone. Tickets are at RM31 for one rider, RM25 for two riders and RM19 for 4 riders. A weight and height limit applies for participants.
Pay-per-ride tickets are priced at RM10 from Mondays to Fridays and at RM15 on Saturdays to Sundays, Public Holidays, Eve of Public Holidays and on School Holidays. For those looking for an unlimited experience based on the available rides, the Skytropolis Funland Preview Pass is available at RM60. Tickets for Skytroplis Funland can be purchased at the Ticketing Counters or at the Self-Service Ticketing Kiosks. Alternatively, Preview Passes may be purchased online at www.rwgenting.com. Operating hours are from 10am to 10pm.