Ahh The Monorail, this monorail ride has only two stations, the first world plaza station and the Outdoor Theme Park Station and the Monorail Ride shuttles back and forth these two areas on a leisurely pace providing a panoramic view of the Genting Highlands Complex and in amnd around the Outdoor Theme Park Area so that you will take lots of Pictures hehehe. The Ride will last about 10 minutes around the loop but beware since there is a long line of people waiting for a ride that sometimes the waiting time is longer than the actual ride time. the monorail ride is included in the All day park pass of the Outdoor and Indoor Theme Parks and you can ride as many as you want.
the huge First World Plaza is the main shopping and dining area of Genting Highlands and this Sprawling Complex is Connected to the First World Hotel and the Outdoor Theme park and when walking around this huge complex, be prepared to see a rush of shoppers and holiday makers and tourist who want to experience the atmosphere here and also to ride the Indoor Theme park which is located all around the first World Plaza. Entertainment-related performances such as dances, acrobatic shows and magical shows are held in an area called time square in the middle with a big Statue of Liberty as the attraction. The First World Plaza Boasts of 6 themed areas like France, United States, Italy, Great Britain, China and Malaysia with separate themed rides and shopping and eating areas for each and it has 4 levels of pure fun.
The Indoor Theme Park is part of the Genting Theme Park Complex and is located at the inside of First World Plaza and to be able to ride the attractions here, you must have an all day pass ticket that you can buy at the ticket counter of the outdoor theme park which is a short walk away from the First World Plaza and inside this Sprawling indoor theme park is the home for six themed areas from around the world of which each themed area features unique rides like for example for France (Champs Elysee), England (London), Italy (Venice), America (Times Square and Universal Walk), Switzerland (Swiss Alps) and Malaysia (Genting Walk). The Outoor Theme Park also boasts the Genting Sky Venture, the only free fall skydiving simulator in Asia and has a separate payment from the All Day Park Pass and the Snow World for a snow like experience in Tropical Malaysia with a separated payment from the All Day Park Pass.
Outdoor Park: Weekdays – 10am to 6pm , Weekends – 8am to 8pm
this gondola boat ride located in the middle of First World Plaza just beside the Patio Bar is one of the popular rides in the Outdoor theme park area and it mimics the Venetian Grand Canals and the ride itself is smooth and there is a mechanical Gondolier just behind the seats for the added effects and the ride is included in the all park pass of the Genting Theme Parks. It is a nice way just to relax while seeing the sights in First World Plaza area and then eat or shop afterwards, the ride takes about 5 minutes around the patio complex and goes to several mock up bridges of famous asian bridges.
the flying coaster ride is not included in the all park pass and you have tyo pay an additional RM 8 to be able to ride it. The flying coaster ride is one of the highlights in the outdoor theme park area and is really packed with people wanting to experience being vertically pushed forward in a fast roller coaster ride. the ride usually takes about 3 minutes and is exhilarating according to my brother who rode it since I did not ride it due to my apprehensions on riding it but they really enjoyed it. the flying coaster is located near the exit of the outdoor theme park near the entrance to the first world plaza.
why include this childish ride among my Outdoor Theme Park tips? well simply because I am touring the genting highlands with my small cousins and my aunt and auntie besides my kid brother that is why this flying dumbo tip hehehhe. the flying dumbo is one of the popular rides of any theme park around the world for small kids since they feel the air of flying in a controlled roundabout gizmo which is waaay better than a grounded horse like carousel in the carousel ride hence the popularity with this ride for chikdrean like my younger cousins that is why. so nuff said.
the main entrance of the outdoor theme park is located in the middle of the genting highlands between First world hotel and Genting Hotels and is Nearer to Theme Park Hotel. After Getting a ticket at the booth, you will enter the Outdoor theme park and the enjoyment begins with the following attractions like: Monorail, Tea Cup and Flying Jumbo, Boating, Antique Cars, Mini Train, Double deck Carousel Dinosaurland and Matahari and then Spinner, Cyclone, Corkscrew, Space Shot, Flying Dragon and Pirate Ship and more of the Space Shot so pick on what you will ride and go. After enjoying the outdoor theme park then enter the first world plaza for the indoor theme park which closes at 9:00 pm unlike the outdoor theme park which closes at 7:00 pm.
when you usually book a day tour via a tour company of the genting highlands (like we did), the entrance to the outdoor theme park will be included in the charge but when you are going to Genting via a Bus Day Tour from kuala lumpur, then the entrance will not be included. Go to the Ticket counter to buy tickets or if you have a voucher from the travel agency then just present the voucher and they will give you tickets.
Ticket Price for ALL PARK Day Pass:
1) First World Indoor Theme Park,
2) Outdoor Theme Park &
3) Rainforest Splash Pool
will be RM 82 for adults and RM 55 for children and for the front of the line pass (or express pass) will be RM 147 for adults and RM 99 for children and entrance to the special rides like the flying roller coaster will be separate 8RM 8 per ride since the special rides are not included in the price.
Operating Hours for outdoor theme park will be:
10.00 am to 6.45 pm (Weekdays)
8.00 am to 7.45 am (Weekends)
It's a whole new wonderland when you step into the First World Theme Park. The rides here are much more elaborate than the Indoor Theme Park located below Genting Hotel.
Here, there are rides in the air, on land, and even in the waters. For airy fairy rides, there are rides such as the Reindeer Cruiser where seating in these sleighs on rails provide the rider with a birds' eye view of everything that's happening in the park.
Perrenial favourites such as the Carousel and the Ferris wheel will also provide great fun for kids and adults alike.
Finally, there's even a Venice Gondola ride that sees a statue serenading to you while the gondola lumbers along the man-made river. Uniquely, the theme park has chosen to dress these statues in modern garbs. One of them even had a cool Adidas shoes! Talk about keep their"staff" happy.
Once you've dropped your bags in your hotel room, and you have a little girl of nursery age in tow, you can't be heading for the casino right away right? Well, within twenty minutes of arriving in Genting, my wife and I brought my little girl to the Indoor Theme Park.
There were arcade games and kiddie rides. The theme park has done away with tokens and have now moved on to use cashcards where you'd need to put the amount of credit requied, and just play to your heart's content.
There are also stalls located in that area where you can spin a wheel ala wheel of fortune, or even try to plant the ball in some coloured container to win yourself a prize.
Great place to stop before moving on the the more elaborate First World Indoor Theme Park.
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