The attraction was going to be the only operating 20th Century Fox theme park
in the world and the first in Asia
The recent move by casino operator Genting Malaysia to sue Twenty-First Century Fox and its soon-to-be owner Walt Disney for more than US$1 billion is not seen as a setback for the country’s tourism, say inbound travel agents.
Genting Malaysia in November 2018 accused the two of terminating a contract related to the construction of the first Fox-branded theme park in Genting Highlands.
Last month, Genting Malaysia’s chairman and CEO Lim Kok Thay told Singapore’s Business Times that the theme park “remains very much part of our plans”, while describing the theme park as “only a small part” of expansion plans for Resorts World Genting.
The opening of the branded theme park, originally scheduled for 2016, had been delayed numerous times. This led some inbound agents such as Azizi Borhan, managing director, Asutra Convex, to not promote the attraction even before news of the theme park potentially not materialising.