My Family Trip to First World Hotel Genting Highlands (Indoor Theme Park)

Monday, November 09, 2015 1 Comments A+ a-

It was a memorable outing with my kids and my family at the recent gateway to Genting Highlands which is also my son’s first trip out from KL Area. I hardly bring him to travel and he was so excited- jumping to joy and from his faces I know he is extremely happy and curious where we are heading to. He did not sleep at all and just stood on my lap quietly admiring the scenery. Hubby drove slowly and it’s been a while since our last visit to Genting Highlands. My mum in law follow our car and thanks to her for helping out us to take care of the kids. Bro in law and dad in law will be coming up later on. 

There are so much thing to pack even though it is only one nite stay. With 3 kids, you can imagine how many things I need to plan to bring along and I might missed out any necessary item that could be important for them. Clothes, towels, shoes, pillows, milk powder,diapers, water bottles, snacks, food, stand by fever medicine and lots of empty plastic bags. My girl will always vomit during traveling even at the near distance. The road leading up the Genting are long and winding with sharp curves. I also will worried on the 30 minutes drive and ask my hubby to drive carefully. My girl complained that she want to vomit and stomach pain, while my little boy trying to close his eyes and sleep, but sooner both also vomit and they feel better..what a good experience for them huh..anyway my second girl seems enjoying the traveling moments and the ride up the hill with cooling air and lucky it was still early and less car.

We arrived safely and find a nice parking lot at First World Hotel Genting. On the way up, I saw many constructions are coming up and they are building the new 20th Century Fox World outdoor Theme Park which is expected to be ready by next year. Many places have change and new names for some of the buildings. No longer Highlands Hotel and changed name to Maxims Hotel Genting. We reached the lobby area and we saw many convenient express check in kiosk available with the staff assistance. But check in time is only at 3pm. How are we going to wait until 3 pm with the kids and luggage? We reached early at 11.30am and MIL said just pay for the surcharge of RM 30 for early check in to avoid the hussle to wait for the long queue to check in at 3pm later since the kids want to rest first in the hotel room. Since she have a free stay hotel room, we just pay the RM 30 and the staff will guide us to check in via kiosk. Just insert your IC or Resorts World Genting member card and follow the instructions to check in. The machine will produce two check in cards for each guest. 

The early crowd before 3 pm. Clear information given to public on the price rates and available rooms 

We are assigned to Tower 2 level 23. My kids are so happy pressing the lift and my little boy stood there at the corridor looking at the nice view from level 23. He says “ Wah So nice!!!!”.

Once we entered the room, All of us are so impressed and surprised by the spacious free room stay given to us. With two comfy single bed, big sofas near to the window, Flat screen TV, full amenities, bath tub, 2 Complimentary mineral bottles,kettle, mini fridge, and wide space to walk around. Moreover we found the special international USB socket at every corner of the room. 
Let's have a good rest first
Big space at the toilet area with bathtub at the right side.
Bonding time
Start to mess up the whole room
The most stunning moments are the room views!!! We can see the nice view from the window with Genting Highlands logos and can see Maxims Hotel from here. On the left side we can see the constructions going on for the theme park.

After all done with their milk time, we are ready to venture and explore the First World Hotel theme park. I suggested to hubby let’s buy the unlimited ride for the kids since every ride estimated to be around RM 8.50 for each round. The ticket counter is located at Ground Floor and Level 2. We make a short tour from Ground floor to Level 2 and decided to purchase 3 child tickets (RM 29.70 each) and 2 adults tickets (RM 31.80 each). 

We can have unlimited access to 9 types of indoor games ( 5 located in the First World Hotel, and the remaining two at the Resorts Indoor Theme park (heading towards Maxims Hotel and casino where another indoor games located). 

Our indoor theme park tickets is also inclusive of Ripley's Believe it or Not! Free entrance and promotion rate to enter Snow World House.

* Unlimited access at First World Indoor Theme Park Rides and Children Rides at Vision City Video Games Park

  • Reindeer Cruiser
  • Rio Float
  • Mini Train
  • Busy Bugs
  • Circus Ride
  • FunLand
  • Safari Jeep
  • Merry-Go-Round

All of us are given a wristband and my kids all cry not allowing the staff to tag on their hand.. Frustrating moments..and telling them again and again that you need the wristband to enter the indoor play games.

After giving them the assurance, they starts to look for the first ride. The mini train sounds good to them as warming up session. All 5 of us queue up and enjoying our ride. Hubby taking our photos at the side.

Then, we move to upper level to experience the slow-moving Reindeer Cruiser with an emphasis on families and children. Both my girls seated at the small front seats and they are not afraid. Nice view looking around the whole shopping mall and surrounds with many attractions . All this rides are family rides and we can have fun time bonding with the kids.

Admiring the view from the higher level

Next up to Level 3 to the Fun Land. We need to take off our shoes and kids get to jump and run freely here. Slides, trampoline and few obstables play are all avaialble here. Parents can sit there while waiting for the kids to have fun

All are well maintained and clean. If you can see the right side of the photos, It is actually lead to Tower 2 which means I can walk here straight to the front and take the lift up to my room level 23. It was a very convenient short cut way to avoid the crowd at lobby area especially when you are with your kids.The First World Cafe (breakfast buffet area) are just opposite this fun land area.

After that , we moved on to the children rides where my kids love it so much. They choose to sit on this Busy Bugs for continuously 4 times without changing any colours or seats. They just stood there waiting patiently for the next round to move. The staff is kind enough for letting them inside instead of queuing again.

The children rides is the area where last time rock climbing floor located.

Jump to the next Circus ride, they choose their preferred rides - clowns, cars, elephant, tiger, lion and etc...choosing from one to another and ride for 3 times..

We walk back to level 1 and where we have to go up the staircase and take this Rio Float. Ride a top exotic floats from the realms of fantasy and soak in the sights of First World Plaza from above. 
Mummy took the dolphin first while my second girl wanted to take the boats float with her grandpa. Nice view from here, turning the whole circle surrounds the mall.

The kids never seems to be tired and they are so energetic. After having their rest again in the hotel room, we went to the Resorts World heading towards Maxims Hotel to another indoor theme park (where I used to hang out here last time when I was a kid). Plenty of games counter here and crowded. This indoor theme park ride can be use for horse ride and Safari Jeep ride. Both girls love it so much. Queue continuously after each ride til they are bored. While I sitting there waiting for them with my sleepy son on my lap.

Spinning around with these kids. They make new friends and my girls are so happy with the Merry-Go-Round Ride. After the half day ride, they are still awake and still want to play in the hotel room until 11pm only they able to fall asleep..Amazing..Whereby I already flat and wanted to sleep. But three of them almost occupied the two beds attached together and we all have to stick and lean towards the wall..Nitez..

The hectic part is on the check out time. It is now set to 11am for all guest to check out and everybody is rushing packing up and wait for the lift to come. Every floor is pack and we have to wait few rounds to get us all inside the lift. There are 12 lifts on each floor but only one lift is working. Either it goes up or go down. One way only!!! OMG..Stress out! All the people are complaining. And my girls cannot be patience anymore. She start nagging me for ice cream and everyone in the lift smile looking at her. 

We go up first when the lift comes and the doors open every floor!!! When it reached the top floor at Level 28, the lift did not go down straight to the lobby floor even though the lift is all full and packed! Then, it begin to go down and open the lift door floor by floor. Sickening moments and I am short of breath standing there inside with my heavy luggage and holding on tight to my kids. 

Can you imagine if you were to carry a baby or toddler aged 2 with 9- 11kg weight, and how it feels like?? Waiting the lift from Level 23 up to Level 28 and need to touch the lobby floor took us more than 8 minutes!!! Damn. The lift service never improved since from my last visit few years back and now even worst. Early check out and no other lift available. Everyone are stuck and need to wait. The lobby area is crowded and all rushing to check out at the kiosk.  Not only that. We have to wait for another lift to go down to our carpark. Again..similar situation. Only two lifts are functioning and all pushing each other to go inside the lift. From lobby to B7.  TIRING!

My advise? Perhaps we need to consider early check out at 10am next time..No choice! 

It was a memorable family trip with happy kids. My son are excited playing too much and lack of sleep, the next morning I saw he got eye bag. When reached home, All sleep soundly back to their comfy bed and I can have a good rest too.

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