July 27, 2013
'Alien' Theme Park Headed To Malaysia

Ridley Scott's classic sci-fi horror flick Alien is getting its very own theme park. Unfortunately, you're going to have to trek all the way to Malaysia to check it out.

The folks at 20th Century Fox are planning to open a new theme park in the country at some point in 2016. The studio will team up with Consumer Products and Resorts World Genting to bring the proposed attraction to life.

However, Alien isn't the only movie getting its very own space at the theme park. Predator, Life of Pi, Night at the Museum, Rio, and Ice Age will be featured at the attraction as well. It's kind of like Disneyland, except with intergalactic hunters, colorful birds, and Ben Stiller.

Fox Consumer Products president Jeffrey Godsick explained:

For the first time, audiences will soon be transported into the worlds of their favorite 20th Century Fox properties. Brought to life by our partner Resorts World Genting, this theme park marks the launch of our global location-based entertainment strategy.

The theme park will feature around 25 rides on roughly 25 acres. According to the official press release, 20th Century Fox plans a diverse mix of "media based rides, thrill rides, dark rides, children's rides, and water rides."

The theme park will reportedly carry a price tag of around $125 million. Resorts World Genting will close down on September 1 so construction can begin. The entire park will remain closed until the 20th Century Fox project is completely finished.

Perhaps the strangest aspect of the entire Malaysian tourist attraction is something called The Dream Parade. All of the main characters from the studio's films will march together in one bizarre and undeniably surreal parade. That alone might be worth the price of a plane ticket. Hopefully the studio will consider building something similar in the US down the road.

Would you travel all the way to Malaysia to check out an Alien theme park?

[Image via 20th Century Fox]