ParadropVR City Flyer to launch at King Power Mahanakhon, Thailand’s new architectural landmark in summer 2019.

Imagine paragliding around one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting cities, darting between sky scrapers and taking in the sights. This vision is about to become reality, thanks to a world-first innovation by ParadropVR.

 

Guests at King Power Mahanakhon in Bangkok will be able to take the world’s first self-controlled VR flight around a major city when ParadropVR City Flyer launches at the iconic new destination later this year.  

 

Riders will sit in a suspended paragliding harness wearing a VR headset, using a full range of controls to fly around a 4km area of the city rendered in virtual reality. Sound and wind effects add to the realistic flying effect, and the whole experience will be gameified for an additional layer of fun and exhilaration.

 

Located on the 4th floor of King Power Mahanakhon, the ParadropVR City Flyer installation is due to launch during summer 2019.

 

Frontgrid CEO and Co-Founder, Matt Wells said:

 

“We’re excited to be launching the world’s first ParadropVR City Flyer at King Power Mahanakhon in Bangkok. To be part of such an iconic new development is a real honour, and reflects the confidence King Power have in our product.”

 

“By combining bespoke VR content with a skill-based game and self-controlled physical movement, ParadropVR City Flyer gives destination-based visitor attractions an opportunity to engage guests in a completely new and exciting way.”

 

“Unlike other simulators, the ParadropVR City Flyer gives riders a completely interactive and personalised experience with no two passengers taking the same route. It’s fun, it’s exhilarating, and provides the kind of premium VR experience high-end operators want to offer their guests.”

 

 

About ParadropVR™ City Flyer

 

ParadropVR™ is a trademark of global adventure leisure and attractions specialists Frontgrid (Frontgrid.co.uk). Developed in partnership with dynamic simulations specialist Simworx, the world-first VR paragliding attraction launched in spring 2018 and is already delighting operators and guests at several entertainment and leisure locations worldwide.

 

The ParadropVR City Flyer is the second world-first innovation to be launched by Frontgrid. The premium virtual reality attraction uses bespoke media content to give guests a thrilling flying experience in a defined urban environment, customised to each destination.

 

A fully turnkey attraction, Frontgrid manage all aspects of the experience from media content production and integration, to installation supervision.  

 

Available in configurations from 4-40+ seats, ParadropVR™ City Flyer is suitable for a range of venues including destination visitor attractions, airports, cultural and heritage attractions and shopping malls.

 

Contact Details

For more information or photographs, please contact Claire Hughes, Head of Communications at Frontgrid (cdh@frontgrid.co.uk)

For product enquiries regarding ParadropVR, contact Matt Wells, Frontgrid co-founder and CEO (matt@frontgrid.co.uk)

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