HIT Entertainment is making its way into Asia, as it inks development deal on a multi-million dollar children’s attraction in Malaysia, its first in the territory.
HIT’s The Little Big Club attraction will find a home in Puteri Harbour in Mayalsia, thanks to a new deal with Themed Attractions and Resorts Sdn Bhd (TAR), a subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Berhad. The family indoor theme park will cover more than 60,000 square feet, featuring five themed zones and is expected to bring in more than 400,000 visitors each year.
It will be one of three themed attractions within a larger destination development, designed across two floors with a third level for ticketing and retail based on HIT’s portfolio of properties, including Thomas & Friends, Barney, Pingu, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina. The Little Big Club attraction will feature play activities, rides, play structures, role play, events, parties, interactive games, performing arts and education. Kids will be able to journey with Thomas and other engines, solve building problems with Bob and his Can-do crew, dance in Angelina’s studio, play in Pingu’s igloo or learn English with a Pingu-themed educational curriculum.
Construction on the new attraction is expected to begin in early 2010 and will also offer a 300-room facility under the Traders brand by Shangri-la International Hotel and has approximately 100,000 square feet of retail space, with completion expected in 2012.