20th Century Fox Building a Huge Theme Park in Malaysia

Construction has just begun on the $300 million project, expected to open in 2016

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20th Century Fox will be soon be joining Disney and Universal as studio with their own theme parks. Ground was broken on Tuesday for Twentieth Century Fox World, a 25-acre complex to be built in Malaysia, about 30 miles northeast of Kuala Lumpur.  The $300 million project is expected to open its doors in 2016.

Visitors will  be able to experience more than 25 attractions, many based on such Fox properties as Rio and Night at the Museum,  Alien vs. Predator.

Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, says in a statement that the new park “takes our rich history of storytelling to a whole new level and will provide an exceptional entertainment experience. People from around the world will gather here in Malaysia to become part of the story and to experience the magic and adventure of their favorite Fox properties.”

Theme parks have proven popular lately in Asia, according to CNN, with Singapore hosting the Universal Studios’ park there in 2010, nearby Malaysia showing off Legoland in 2012 (with a waterpark addition that just opened in October and a hotel planned for next year) and a Cartoon Network Amazone water park planned for Pattaya in 2014.