Dreamscape, a location-based entertainment (LBE) company, has teamed up with DreamWorks Animation to launch the free-flying virtual reality experience DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy at Westfield Century City in Los Angeles.
The immersive virtual reality (VR) attraction, inspired by DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ film trilogy, launches on December 13.
DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy invites up to eight riders at a time to join Hiccup and Astrid and their dragons Toothless and Stormfly on a free-flying rescue mission to the ‘Hidden World’.
Christina Lee Storm, producer of DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy at DreamWorks Animation, said the experience “brings together the film trilogy’s best-in-class storytelling and memorable characters with a unique interactive experience”.
How to Train Your Dragon gets VR experience
“The thrilling adventure will bring guests to new heights in a fun, wondrous way that will inspire repeat visits,” she added.
The adventure begins at Berk, a village that features in the films, located on the cliff tops of a North Sea island. Berk is home to every known species of dragon, as well as Vikings.
After perfecting their dragon-riding skills, guests will embark on the rescue mission, dodging flaming arrows and collapsing ice caverns. The name of the game? To escape unscathed as a team.
“In working with DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ film trilogy, we are turning the audiences into the star of their own movie adventure,” said Walter Parkes, chairman at Dreamscape and producer of DreamWorks Dragons Flight Academy.
Riders will join Hiccup, Astrid, Toothless and Stormfly
“No longer are audiences just watching Hiccup and Toothless take on a group of ruthless poachers, but now, audiences can fly alongside them on their very own dragons as they protect the Isle of Berk.
“We are excited to introduce audiences to this unprecedented full sensory experience of becoming a dragon rider.”
According to a press release, advance tickets are now available on the Dreamscape website.