Fully immersive paragliding experience will continue the adventure when ParadropVR opens at Merlin Entertainment’s iconic new attraction at the NEC in Birmingham, UK

A new generation of thrill-seekers will be introduced to the physical and mental exhilaration of paragliding when ParadropVR launches at The Bear Grylls Adventure next month.

ParadropVR combines cutting-edge VR technology with a suspended paragliding harness that moves up and down, offering a safe, fun and incredibly realistic paragliding experience. With jets blowing air into their faces to add to the sense of speed, riders steer their paraglider through steep mountain valleys, flying through hoops to collect points on their descent.

The Bear Grylls Adventure was created and inspired by Bear’s own military experiences and past adventures from across the globe. ParadropVR will be added to the adrenalin-fuelled suite of activities on offer alongside diving, iFLY (Indoor Skydiving), rock climbing and the highest free-roam high ropes course in Europe.

Provided by Frontgrid Ltd and Immersivity Ltd, ParadropVR will launch at The Bear Grylls Adventure in late October 2018.

Mike Vallis, Divisional Director New Brands at Merlin Entertainments said:

“ParadropVR is a totally unique way for visitors to experience the thrill and adrenaline of paragliding. It’s a natural fit alongside our other adventures as we bring Earth’s greatest challenges to life in new ways.”

“Our team were instantly hooked by ParadropVR – it's exhilarating, exciting and importantly – offers the type of world class experience we want to offer our guests.”

Matt Wells, Chief Executive of Frontgrid, said:

“We're delighted that ParadropVR will be launching at Merlin Entertainment’s iconic new adventure entertainment destination. ParadropVR is a world-first, one-of-a-kind virtual reality attraction, and Bear Grylls is one of the most recognised and celebrated adventurers in the world.”

“The response to ParadropVR has been amazing since we launched the product at the Euro Attractions Show last year. We’re proud to be helping the team at Merlin Entertainments create incredible experiences at The Bear Grylls Adventure and can’t wait to see the reaction from guests.”

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