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EAS 2017: Frontgrid and Simworx launch 'world first' VR attraction
27 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Frontgrid launched ParadropVR in a press conference at EAS17
Industry newcomer Frontgrid has partnered with media-based dynamic simulation attraction developer Simworx to launch a 'world first' virtual reality attraction at this year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS).

Called ParadropVR, the VR attraction is designed to provide an immersive experience that realistically simulates the feeling of flying on a paraglider. The ride features a smooth up and down motion that incorporates sudden drops and smooth deceleration, making the rider feel as though they are actually flying in the sky. ParadropVR also features an interactive gaming element where riders score points by flying through a series of targets as they descend back down to earth.

"Our mission is to create world first, iconic adventure experiences with strong brands and protectable IP, underpinned by disruptive, high growth, high return business models," said Frontgrid CEO Matt Wells, who is also a former British Army Paratrooper.

"ParadropVR is a totally new concept, designed for use in a wide range of venues including theme parks, destination attractions, FECs, cinemas and cruise ships. It also offers a number of different theming and content options and a modular design that provides high hourly capacity and low operating costs."

Check back with Attractions Management during the week for all the latest breaking news coming from EAS 2017.
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Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum
Experience design firm Sysco has completed a major audio-visual integration at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.
Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East
Digital Projection has appointed Abdulrahman Aladawi as its new business development manager Middle East.

The new appointment forms part of a strategic plan to meet increasing demands, as well as encourage the company’s growth, in the region.
Sally Corp to partner with Herschend Enterprises for Splash and Bubble dark ride
Sally Corporation has announced a new partnership with Herschend Enterprises that will see the company develop a new family dark ride.
Global orders for cutting-edge attractions cap 'fantastic' year says Simworx MD
Simworx is set to take on new projects across East Asia, Mexico and Russia, after experiencing 'fantastic' growth in 2017, managing director Terry Monkton has revealed.
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EAS 2017: Frontgrid and Simworx launch 'world first' VR attraction
27 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Frontgrid launched ParadropVR in a press conference at EAS17
Industry newcomer Frontgrid has partnered with media-based dynamic simulation attraction developer Simworx to launch a 'world first' virtual reality attraction at this year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS).

Called ParadropVR, the VR attraction is designed to provide an immersive experience that realistically simulates the feeling of flying on a paraglider. The ride features a smooth up and down motion that incorporates sudden drops and smooth deceleration, making the rider feel as though they are actually flying in the sky. ParadropVR also features an interactive gaming element where riders score points by flying through a series of targets as they descend back down to earth.

"Our mission is to create world first, iconic adventure experiences with strong brands and protectable IP, underpinned by disruptive, high growth, high return business models," said Frontgrid CEO Matt Wells, who is also a former British Army Paratrooper.

"ParadropVR is a totally new concept, designed for use in a wide range of venues including theme parks, destination attractions, FECs, cinemas and cruise ships. It also offers a number of different theming and content options and a modular design that provides high hourly capacity and low operating costs."

Check back with Attractions Management during the week for all the latest breaking news coming from EAS 2017.
MORE PRODUCTS
Sysco completes AV installation at Brooklands Museum
Experience design firm Sysco has completed a major audio-visual integration at the Brooklands Museum in Surrey, UK.
Digital Projection names new business development manager for Middle East
Digital Projection has appointed Abdulrahman Aladawi as its new business development manager Middle East.

The new appointment forms part of a strategic plan to meet increasing demands, as well as encourage the company’s growth, in the region.
Sally Corp to partner with Herschend Enterprises for Splash and Bubble dark ride
Sally Corporation has announced a new partnership with Herschend Enterprises that will see the company develop a new family dark ride.
Global orders for cutting-edge attractions cap 'fantastic' year says Simworx MD
Simworx is set to take on new projects across East Asia, Mexico and Russia, after experiencing 'fantastic' growth in 2017, managing director Terry Monkton has revealed.
MORE PRODUCTS >
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Paultons Park
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Location: Paultons Park, United Kingdom
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Location: Chatham, United Kingdom
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Sea Life
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Location: Concord, NC, United States
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Legoland
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Location: Carlsbad, CA, United States
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Madame Tussauds
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Location: Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, United States



 
 
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EAS 2017: Frontgrid and Simworx launch 'world first' VR attraction
27 Sep 2017 . BY Lauren Heath-Jones
Frontgrid launched ParadropVR in a press conference at EAS17
Industry newcomer Frontgrid has partnered with media-based dynamic simulation attraction developer Simworx to launch a 'world first' virtual reality attraction at this year's Euro Attractions Show (EAS).

Called ParadropVR, the VR attraction is designed to provide an immersive experience that realistically simulates the feeling of flying on a paraglider. The ride features a smooth up and down motion that incorporates sudden drops and smooth deceleration, making the rider feel as though they are actually flying in the sky. ParadropVR also features an interactive gaming element where riders score points by flying through a series of targets as they descend back down to earth.

"Our mission is to create world first, iconic adventure experiences with strong brands and protectable IP, underpinned by disruptive, high growth, high return business models," said Frontgrid CEO Matt Wells, who is also a former British Army Paratrooper.

"ParadropVR is a totally new concept, designed for use in a wide range of venues including theme parks, destination attractions, FECs, cinemas and cruise ships. It also offers a number of different theming and content options and a modular design that provides high hourly capacity and low operating costs."

Check back with Attractions Management during the week for all the latest breaking news coming from EAS 2017.
 


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