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PW-JAN20-18-News.qxp_News 31/01/2020 14:10 Page 18


Park News www.parkworld-online.com


FORREC expands its offering with new media production capabilities


Triotech attractions open at Resorts World Genting’s Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park


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riotech has installed three distinct attractions at Resorts World Genting’s Skytropolis indoor theme park in Malaysia, including the largest


Triotech Dark Ride Theatre in Southeast Asia. The resort is 58 km north of Kuala Lumpur in Genting


Highlands, situated at 2,000 metres above sea level, and features seven hotels, entertainment outlets, convention centres, shopping malls and two theme parks. The resort attracted nearly 26 million visitors in 2018. The Resort’s indoor theme park, Skytropolis


with a space of 400,000 sq ft, offers 22 rides with other attractions such as skilled games and virtual reality centres. Just opened is Sky VR where Triotech will be


showcasing its attractions namely the award-winning XD Dark Ride Interactive Theater featuring a custom 32 seat room. There will also be two of Triotech’s innovative


virtual reality experiences; the VR Maze. Completing the trio will be a Typhoon simulator, a top-ranked ride worldwide. All these attractions feature several different media contents allowing guests to experience a different adventure every time they participate.


“Southeast Asia and particularly Malaysia is a strong


growing region and we are happy to bring Triotech award-winning attractions to Resorts World Genting’s


unique and innovative project,” explained Ernest Yale, Triotech’s founder and CEO. He added: “Triotech develops integrated media-based attractions which allows us to offer turnkey solutions and renewable content. This results in fun and immersive guest experiences and a strong ROI for operators.” “When we were planning our Sky VR area, our


mission was to offer world class, unforgettable experiences, and the latest technology there is in the market, for our guests. We, therefore chose Triotech and we are pleased to have three of their top experiences, with two of them being seen first in Malaysia at Sky VR,” said Mr Edward Holloway, executive vice president, Leisure and Hospitality at Resorts World Genting. The XD Dark Ride Interactive Theater has received


IAAPA’s Brass Ring Award for Best New Product and features several exclusive adventures all developed by Triotech in its in-house 3D animation studio.


David Kenneth has been hired as executive producer at FORREC for its new media studio. Kenneth began his career in live-action production before moving into post-production, visual effects, CG animation, and ultimately the themed entertainment industry. In his new role, Kenneth will take the lead in extending FORREC’s offerings across media production, live-action, CG, & VFX entertainment. The new role will also include creative and technical direction, and management of the production studio, enhancing FORREC’s ability to offer clients fully integrated experiences, from concept to delivery. Kenneth will continue to be based in Los Angeles expanding FORREC’s presence to the west coast. “We are so excited to have David join the


FORREC team – his expertise will offer another important layer to our creative storytelling capabilities,” said Cale Heit, president and CEO of FORREC. “We were immediately drawn to David’s wealth of experience working in live-action production and visual effects and this shared passion for the entertainment industry. We have no doubt that David’s leadership and unique skill set will inspire creativity and elevate our clients experience.” Kenneth joins FORREC from Innovate


Entertainment Inc. where he served as CEO and executive producer working extensively in media production across a variety of industries from theme park attractions to feature films. As an Emmy- nominated producer, Kenneth has worked on many high-profile projects, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Green Lantern and Spiderman 2. Kenneth is also a member of numerous professional organisations including the Producers Guild of America and the Digital Cinema Society. “Breaking new boundaries in the world of


experiential entertainment has always been a motivator for growth, which is why I am so thrilled to join


the FORREC team,” said Kenneth. “Their expertise in creative and immersive design while creating exceptional guest experience-based


attractions is unparalleled and I


am looking forward to working on groundbreaking projects together.”


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