Looking for more sci-fi movie-themed attractions to visit on your next vacation? Of course you are!
Twentieth Century Fox has been trying to up its presence in theme parks for more than a decade now. The studio's first attempt at a park of its own -- Fox Studios Backlot in Sydney, Australia -- closed in 2001 after just two years of operation, and it's spent the last several years licensing properties like The Simpsons (which will have attractions in Universal Parks) and Avatar (which will have attractions at Disney parks) to other theme park companies. Now the studio seems ready to jump into the full-scale theme park business again.
The company has just announced an agreement with Resorts World Genting to open a Fox theme park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, by 2016. Properties including Night at the Museum, Alien and Predator are expected to be featured at the park, which will be built on the site of the Genting Outdoor Theme Park and feature more than 25 rides spread out over more than 25 acres. The current park will close this September so the $125 million building project can begin.
There's no word yet on exactly what kind of attractions we can expect for each particular film property, but we're definitely dreaming of an Alien vs. Predator experience, or at least a ride that lets us pretend we're Colonial Marines.
What do you think? Would you visit a full-scale Fox theme park?