I was looking for a weekend staycation getaway when the opportunity to visit Resorts World Genting came knocking! What awesome timing! The last time I visited Genting, I was so small I remembered I had to be carried up the coach for the steps were too high for my short legs and I didn’t hit the minimum height required for most rides! So I was determined to go for as many rides as possible during my trip there, only when I realised that….
WHAT? THE THEME PARK IS CLOSED? SINCE WHEN?
So I quickly did more research – turned out RWG is currently building something BIGGER and BETTER!
Withholding my disappointment, I decided to go for this trip with a open heart – Im sure glad I did! There’s still so much fun and activities to explore, trust me, I was worn out by the end of the trip I just slept through the coach ride back home!
So, even though the theme park is closed, here’s 7 things you can still do at Resorts World Genting and have tons of fun while at it!
1) Escape the Singapore heat and cozy up in a cool comfy night at First World Hotel!
It was a 6 to 7 hours coach ride up Genting Highlands and we left at night at 10.30 pm SGT . While the coach ride was super comfortable (coach details at end of post), nothing beats a good warm shower and a nice comfy bed!
Yina and I checked into the newly added First World Hotel Tower A2 XYZ Room – a chic and bright room that suits young couples and travellers! The beautiful yellow bamboo like accent wall was love at first sight! Read my full hotel room review and tour video here!
We had the most interesting toilet which Yina and I can both use at the same time!
We even got to tour around the WorldClub Room which is much bigger and gorgeous! Read my full hotel room review with videos here!
2) Go behind the Scenes of Resorts World Genting – Find out what keeps them running!
A massive hotel and operation is nothing without the technology, machines and people to keep everything running in tip top order! Who does all the laundry? How do they manage it with thousands of rooms changing their bedsheets everyday? While we enjoy a show, who are the ones who work tirelessly to ensure that all the lights and sounds are well synchronised so seamlessly that we forget there are people behind the scenes to bring the production to live?
Well, for only RM 28 (or RM 25 for Genting Rewards Member) this tour brings you around RWG to learn more about their daily operation and witness the massive coordination that happen behind the scenes.
2.15pm – Everyone gathers at the First World Tagging Counter or the Vision City Video Games Park
2.30pm – Genting International Showroom
3.00pm – SnowWorld ( Replaced by Laundry Room behind the scenes)
3.30pm – See, Do & Eat Workshop 4.30pm – Horizon 50
5.00pm – End of Programme
Some interesting notes taken: – Colours of the light can dramatically affect the mood of the scene – Light patterns are created using cut out mosaics. You can even create your own mosaic logo to create light patterns! – Single colour light patterns are metal cut outs while multicolour ones are made using stained glass! – This theatre can easily fit 1000 sitting 3000 people standing! Find out more during the tour!
Instead of going to snow world, we were treated to a once in a lifetime exclusive access to the biggest laundry room in the whole of Malaysia! This laundry room covers a total area of over 26,000 square feet and produces up to 38 tons of linens per day! Happy workers bringing dirty linens up the conveyor belt
Following tightly after that is the See, Do & Eat Workshop where we learn how to make our very own high-class donut ( I think mine beats Dunkin’ Donuts!) and a irresistibly cute bento box!
3) Indulge in a whole range of gastronomical delights!
FOOD is always one of the highlights and the good people at RWG fed us well! We started off with Lunch BUFFET at Coffee Terrace where we were treated to a scrumptious spread of local and international delicacies. Dinner was at Resort Steamboat and and Breakfast at First World Cafe. Afew photos below for a quick look, read my full food review here with restaurant tour videos!
4) Watch Super Stars of Magic 4
Do you believe in Magic?
Magic to me are flawless illusions that can only be achieved via seamless partnerships, careful planning and countless repetition, practise and hard work. At the Resorts World Genting Super Stars of Magic 4 Show, I witnessed the best magic I’ve ever seen! It’s no wonder, since it is the fourth instalment of renowned Magicians rom all over the world, brought together to perform for us in one location.
Keep your eyes wide open and be prepared to be wowed (and say wahhhhhhh together with the audiences) as the magicians amaze you with their endless tricks up the sleeves , and pants, and jackets, and shoes…. I mean… where do you hide so many doves and GOOSES in your sleeves? Yes, someone did that and thats my favourite act.
The show is set to reignite the passion for magic between the general public and the magicians and help strengthen the bonds with the illusionist and their audience. Not hard when there’s a couple of suave young faces in the show 😛 The show will showcase new acts and new renowned magicians, and promises to be an exciting, action packed filled performance with spectacular and astonishing results.
The show happens daily 8pm from 10 July to 25 October 2015. Tickets are prices from RM98- 248 for adults and RM48 – 98 for children. It is shown in the Genting International Showroom (GISR). For further information, you can check out the Resorts website (www.rwgenting.com) or drop them a call at +603-2718-1118.
So glad to even have photo-taking opportunities with the magicians!
Group photo with the magicians and bloggers from Malaysia and Singapore!
5) Shop till you drop!
Being a integrated resort, you can find a whole lot of shopping at the indoor park too! There’s also Watsons where you can find all your basic necessities and get Brand’s Essence of Chicken at amazingly low price (steal!).
Watch some of my shopping in this video below!
6) Enter Fairy Winter Land in RWG Snow World!
The new SnowWorld is a whole new enchanted attraction that houses fantasies and wonders on a fairyland high at the peak. Featuring a winter downtown and World Heritage concept, the breathtaking view of the entire surrounding makes it a perfect place for photo opportunities. It’s temperatures fall to minus 6 degree C so expect flake of snows to fall on your head during each session! With a area of 22.8K sq ft. , it is also the biggest winter wonderland in Malaysia!
7) Be amazed by more than 500 exhibits from the collection of Robert Ripley
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Showcases more than 500 exhibits from the collection of Robert Ripley. You will be amazed with the 11 themed galleries within a 12,000 sq ft area with interactive displays. It will take approximately 45-60 minutes for one person to completely walk throughout the whole museum.
While the outdoor theme park is under construction, we were definitely well entertained by the Superstars of Magic 4 show, food, in-door entertainment and the Behind the Scenes Tour! End of the day, we had a great rest in the cosy hotel room! I do sincerely think that the Superstars of Magic 4 is worth a special trip to Genting just for it! Be prepared to be astounded and amazed at the talents of their magical hands in one breathtaking spectacle.
Watch this video to find out more of what Genting have to offer!
So just what are they building on top of what used to be the outdoor theme park? Here you go…
First announced on 26 July 2013, the Genting 20th Century Fox World is a future movie inspired theme park to be constructed in Resorts World Genting itself!!! The park is the very first 20th Century Fox theme park in the world opening in 2016!!! The park will be 25 acres in size and will feature roughly 25 thrill rides and attractions based on films and franchises like Rio, Ice Age, Life of Pi,Night at the Museum, Planet of the Apes, Alien vs. Predator, and Titanic. I do hope they do a replica of the Night in the Museum! Can’t wait to visit Genting again when the park is all opened!
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