A virtual reality attraction that takes people on a soaring jetpack tour of Paris is due to open in the French capital at the end of March.
FlyView has been in development for three years. The immersive virtual reality (VR) experience sees guests strap into a jetpack and put on a headset before virtually launching into the skies of Paris.
The experience uses real footage of the city captured by a drone with seven cameras in panoramic 3D. Guests will get to see all the famous monuments and landmarks, from the Arc de Triomphe to the Sacre Coeur and the Eifel Tower.
The attraction is not a passive experience as guests will be able to act as pilots, turning in different directions and making lateral movements as well as accelerating and decelerating throughout the 13-minute ride.
FlyView opens on 31 March near to the city’s Opéra Garnier. It will feature 50 VR jetpacks over 800sqm and two-floors.
Virtual reality has become a major force in the attractions industry. Blooloop listed VR as one of six attraction technology trends to watch in 2018. There has already been a range of VR coasters and FEC games announced and a dedicated VR theme park is also due to open in Dubai in the first half of the year.
Image: c. FlyView.