We asked our colleagues here at Traworld to review their experiences with the rides in Genting SkyWorlds. We then ask them to rate the rides from 1 to 5 stars, with 1 being the most boring and 5 being the most epic! After that, we totalled up the ratings and did some maths and ta-da!! So check out the 💓heart-pumping review to see what we have to say about the 17 rides in Genting Skyworlds.
“This is for kids!” Said one of our colleagues and this writer totally agree. However, we can’t complain because every theme park has to have a 🎠carousel. It’s THE RIDE for young kids. Adults who ride with their kids or nephews and nieces might enjoy the ride better because it’s the quality of time spent that matters more. Whereas older people might find a more nostalgic value in this ride.
The Blue Sky Carousel is designed with characters from the Genting Skyworlds theme park, like Mub & Grub from Epic, Scrat from Ice Age, Rafael from Rio and many more! Each ride cycle of this double-decker carousel is about half a minute long of continuous slow spinning. If you don’t feel like riding it, the Blue Sky Carousel makes a good Instagram selfie background too!
The only reason it’s not a solid 5-star is that the ride is too short! This ride only lasted about a minute. It was 😨scary at first, but after a few rides, many of us agreed that we became 😏immune to it. The only setback is that it’s too short, and to ride again, we have to exit the building and come back in. After that, we'll have to spend time queueing and climbing up the stairs again to get on the ride. Samba Gliders is a popular ride, so use VQ (Virtual Queue) reservation to save time!
Bags are not allowed into the building, so we had to either rent a locker or ask a trustworthy person in the group to watch our bags. The locker rental is expensive, and we did the “take turns to watch the bags and ride method”. However, this only works if you are not travelling solo, and it can consume a bit of time. Loose articles like 🧢caps, 👓glasses, flip-flops, 📱handphones, etc are not allowed on the ride. Before the ride, you’ll be given a wooden box to store your belongings. The boxes are individually assigned to you. Just so you know, your belongings will be kept in the same box that is used to store flip-flops🙃.
This is an improvised ☕teacup ride. Instead of sitting in a teacup, you’ll sit in a 🐦bird (I know this sounds so wrong). Unlike the classic teacup rides, the birds can travel out of their turntable-like floor so that you’ll be changing neighbours all the time. Instead of spinning on the spot, it takes you spinning around the stage.
To make it more revolting, you can add another spin by turning the wheel in the middle. However, some of us think that this ride too basic. Too bad it is also not shaded, so it can get very 🥵hot on a 🌞sunny day.
We all agreed that this ride was epic! To begin with, you’ll be taken on a magical boat tour around Moonhaven on Mub and Grub’s boat ride. This is a whimsical ride through the darkness where you’ll be taken through a dark firefly forest, waterfalls and many more. Upon starting the boat voyage, you'll immediately feel like you’ve shrunken in size.
The entire ride is about 7 minutes long, and it’s totally worth the wait! Well, of course, it would be faster if you use the VQ (Virtual Queue) reservation. Many of us saved this ride for the last because we didn’t want to walk around drenched in 💧water. You can also buy a raincoat from one of the gift stores in Genting SkyWorlds. However, we recommend bringing one because the raincoats in the gift shops can shoot a hole through your wallet. The 💦water splash is unpredictable, so you won’t know whether you’ll come out from the ride wet or dry. So if you don’t want to risk getting wet, we suggest you wear a raincoat or avoid this ride.
This writer still remembers there was a similar ride in the old Genting Highlands outdoor theme park. However, the Epic Hummingbird Flyer is improvised with water jets. The boggarts will shoot water at you, which you can dodge by controlling the joystick to move your ride up and down.
If you want to stay dry throughout the ride, there is one trick we learned from one of our colleagues. Which is to stay at the highest point until the ride ends. Many people move up and down to avoid the water without knowing that the highest point is the only angle where the water won’t hit them (but now you know). We like how you can simulate aeroplane turbulence control the intensity of the ride just by moving the ride up and down (using the joystick, of course).
It was a relaxing ride, nothing too special about it. Kids would probably enjoy it more. However, the walk to the ride after the entrance was very long. At first, we thought the walk itself was the attraction🤭 (but it's not). We had to walk down the stairs and go through long winding paths meant to contain the queue.
The interior was nicely decorated according to the Ice Age theme. At one point, we were surprised by the sudden release of mild 🔥heat as we went through the “lava cave”. That truly impressed one of our colleagues. Overall, it’s not a bad ride and is suitable for you to take a break without actually taking a break.
This is probably the most popular ride in Genting SkyWorlds. The queue is so no joke long, even if you make a VQ (Virtual Queue) reservation. Nonetheless, we still think that It’s worth the wait. This 🎢roller coaster ride is about 2 minutes long and provides enough thrill, so much so that we can’t fathom why it’s a family-friendly ride. There is no sudden drop but towards the end, there is a steep and swift turn that can make you feel as if you’ve travelled faster than the speed of light.
It was hard to open your 👀eyes during the ride with the wind blowing fast on your face. Once you’re able to, you'll be questioning whether you're still in Genting SkyWorlds or already meeting our maker. Only some of our braver colleagues managed to appreciate the scenery, which was very beautiful.
The name of this ride literally describes it. Some of us found it not so challenging, while others, like this writer, found it underrated…in a bad way. Long story short, don’t trust the thrill level provided by Genting SkyWorlds. After coming down from this ride, you’ll fail every sobriety test except the breath test.
Visitors can store their bags in a rack right before hopping on the ride (so no worries, just carry your bag into the entrance). This applies to many other rides in Genting SkyWorlds, except for the 🎢roller coaster kind of rides. So gone are the days when you put your bags on the floor before hopping on a ride.
If you enjoy getting 😵dizzy, then ride on this one. One colleague mentioned that he felt like Mr Bean stuck in the washing machine. The ride starts with slow swinging, and then it will keep spinning and spinning until you can’t even determine which is up and down. I guess this is how it feels to be a fighter jet pilot, mad respect.
Some of the obstacles were a bit too narrow for an adult, what more a bigger-sized adult. You might get stuck in it, so we advise our bigger-built friends to avoid it. However, you can do wall climbing and the flying coaster (which is like a flying fox). Before getting these, we’re required to wear protective gear for safety purposes. The Boot Camp Training requires the most energy out of all the rides in Genting SkyWorlds, so we suggest playing here earlier in the day because, by the end of the day, you’ll probably be too tired for it.
This writer thinks that this ride is for the masochists, period. However, there are more masochists in the office so…🤷♀️The G-Force for this ride is pretty high, especially when going up. This is a very 😱scary ride, you’ll feel like your organs are floating out of your mouth as the ride dashes down at the speed of a scandal that goes viral on TikTok.
It’s like Epic Hummingbird Flyer but less intense. Bigweld’s Zeppelins is more suitable for kids, and you can get a nice view of Genting SkyWorlds. You can control the joystick to move up and down. The ride is about 1 minute long. Overall, it’s a relaxing ride.
This is slightly different from the other rides because you can control whether you want to spin the pod 360° backwards or forward. Rivet Town Roller is located right below Bigweld’s Zeppelins ride. So it can be an intense or a relaxing ride, all at your disposal! Those who have watched the Robots animated movie Robot, which came out in 2005, will find this themed world nostalgic.
Invasion of the Planet of the Apes is one of the two 3D rides in Genting SkyWorlds that require us to wear 3D glasses. To be honest, the hygiene of the 3D glasses was questionable😐. We found some that were a bit greasy, so standby some tissue paper to wipe. It wasn’t intense, but it was a fun ride especially if you’re able to get into the plot of Planet of the Apes. The design of the rundown lab also managed to hype us up a bit before going on the ride.
This is another 3D ride that is available in Genting SkyWorlds. Night at the Museum: Midnight Mayhem is a 2 people ride, and there’s a reason! That’s because you and your partner are supposed to compete against each other to see who can gain a higher score in stopping the museum exhibits that came to life and creating havoc in the Natural History Museum. Upon entering the building, you’ll be greeted by the exhibits that appeared in the Night at the Museum movie! One of our colleagues mentioned that it’s like she was on the movie set and took lots of 📸pictures.
As you hop on the ride, Joanne Kam Poh Poh will appear on the screen to accompany you throughout the ride. Just like the Invasion of the Planet of the Apes, you’ll sit on a ride that moves around. Here’s the fun part, you can play shooting games by pulling the metal ball on the gun in front of you just like in the arcade.
This is also the ride that most of us enjoyed the most. Upon entering this indoor ride, we could feel like we were already recruits. The space station design was very cool. This attraction started with a briefing on the space situation by Captain Doughlas Lim (yes, THAT Doughlas Lim) in a lab with an alien. After that, we suddenly became recruits and were rushed to the multitiered spacecraft to battle space invaders. We weren’t paid for it, it was free labour, but we didn’t mind because we were in for the fun.
The ride was packed with explosive visuals, fun rides and great audio. The flight motion was awesome, and in the middle of it, some mist was sprayed on us as the “spacecraft” took us through the river of life and then course through a futuristic Kuala Lumpur with an absence of Menara Merdeka 118. The seat jerking, coupled with the mist spraying and fantastic visuals made everything feel realistic. One of our colleagues even said that she felt like she was in a real spaceship.
You have to make a VQ (Virtual Queue) reservation for ESD Global Defender, by hook or crook. This ride is similar to one of the old Genting Highlands outdoor theme park rides (forgot what it was called). Old people like us would probably remember the ride well. It’s a one-person ride, and it's similar to Alpha Fighter Pilots but more free-flowing. You’ll be swung around unpredictably. The feeling of being swung around is definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Actually, there should be 19 rides, but two are not opened yet which are the Mad Ramp Peak (also can be read as Mat Rempit) and an unnamed SFX Coaster. Besides the rides, there are other attractions like mini booth games, a playground and a kid’s theatre, which we didn’t cover. With a range of exciting attractions, from roller coasters to free-fall rides, you'll never be bored at this amusement park. We had an incredible time trying out all the different rides and attractions at Genting Skyworld. Not to forget the beautiful facades of the 20th Century Studios (formerly 20th Century Fox) themed attractions that make great Instagram photos. We hope that our review of Genting Skyworld's 17 rides will serve as a useful guide to you. Which rides would you want to try?