Though Fox’s first theme park, 20th Century Fox World Malaysia, isn’t due to open until late 2017 at the earliest, they’re already going ahead with plans for a second attraction in Dubai. The facility will also feature Fox’s first branded resort as part of the deal between Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. The deal also allows for an additional three Fox resorts outside Dubai.
Highlights of 20th Century Fox World, Dubai will include:
- Theme park consisting of themed lands and attractions based on Fox properties, including, Ice Age, Rio, Planet of the Apes, Aliens, Predator,Night at the Museum and Titanic, The Simpsons and Sons of Anarchy.
- A broad attraction mix, ranging from media-based dark rides to thrill rides that will tell new stories based on Fox film and television brands.
- A themed retail street featuring unique shopping and dining based on Fox properties.
Unfortunately we’re a bit short on details at the moment as to what these rides and attractions will actually be. The Mayalsia theme park is also currently under construction, so we don’t even have any existing attractions to compare. The interesting thing of note here is that the press release mentions Fox having The Simpsons-themed attractions at the park, though Universal theme parks currently hold the rights to adaptations of the famous property. Either things have changed from a rights-holder standpoint, or Universal’s deal didn’t include Dubai as a territory.
For more on the upcoming theme park, as Jeffrey Godsick, President of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, puts it:
“20th Century Fox World, Dubai is the second Fox theme park destination and marks an important step forward in our global theme park strategy. Fox World will be a world-class destination that will help fuel Dubai’s emergence as a global tourism destination. This park builds on the foundation being laid by 20th Century Fox World, Malaysia, currently under construction.”
With Fox World Malaysia on schedule to open in late 2017, folks bound for the Dubai area can make plans to visit the new attractions in 2018. Do you plan on giving either park a visit? Let us know in the comments! And be sure to click on the concept art image below for more details.