Before the new top attraction – the “20th Century Fox World Theme Park” – opens at the Malaysian “Resorts World Genting” in 2018, the Awana Skyway gondola lift, built by LEITNER ropeways already exceeds all expectations: In the past eight months, it has already transported over 3.5 million passengers. The suspended journey to one of the most popular destinations in the country and the world’s largest hotel is wowing the crowds!
“Resorts World Genting”, situated 58 kilometers from Kuala Lumpur, is just a one hour drive from the hustle and bustle of the capital. For overnight stays, the impressive leisure park boasts the “First World Hotel”, the largest hotel in the world, with over 7,000 beds, as well as five other hotels. Every day, up to 6,000 guests check in and out at the hotel complex with more than 10,000 beds.
The Resort is located at a height of 1,800 meters above sea level and welcomes roughly 20 million visitors annually. With an annual average temperature of less than 21 degrees Celsius, surrounded by 130 million-year-old rain forest, the 46,000 m2 leisure complex offers a wide range of attractions like a shopping mall, restaurants, theme parks, cinemas, theaters and a concert hall. Highlights include Malaysia’s largest indoor snow park and the only casino in the country, attracting almost four million visitors annually.
The resort has already been cooperating with LEITNER ropeways for many years. The new “Awana Skyway” ropeway is LEITNER ropeways’ third project in Genting and replaces an old aerial tramway. Cooperation between the two companies started in the 90s with a small ropeway system. In 1996, the “Genting Highlands Resort” once again commissioned LEITNER ropeways to build a project, this time the longest and fastest ropeway in South East Asia. Since then, over 100 million passengers have used this installation.
The new ropeway has 99 cabins – ten of which with a glass floor. Each cabin is also furnished with a double roof for thermal insulation and a special ventilation system. With four stations in total, the journey takes around ten minutes. The ropeway runs daily from 7:30 a.m. to midnight, ensuring a relaxed and smooth ride to the resort.