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Guests react to world-first immersive paragliding attraction, ParadropVR


Visitors at Denmark’s Universe Science Park are exhilarated by the world-first fully immersive paragliding attraction, ParadropVR.

The attraction, installed in spring 2018, simulates flying a paraglider. Riders are suspended in a paragliding harness, which physically moves up and down, incorporating sudden drops and smooth deceleration to create a realistic feeling of gliding in the sky.

Guests are in control as they steer their paraglider through virtual mountainous landscape to score points. The game also encourages repeat plays and guests can share their high score on an integrated mobile app. 

“The reaction to the attraction has been fantastic. Our guests love it,” said Jonas Luttermann, Chief Operating Officer at Universe Science Park.

“We chose this attraction with its fantastic mixture of the virtual reality components, and then the physical part where you get the motion, the movement up and down. This way to introduce virtual reality even further to our park, that’s a perfect fit for us,” added Luttermann.

After the adrenaline-fuelled experience, one guest says, “You feel like you are really there, you see the feet and the arms, they’re there, it’s crazy.”

Another guest was able to conquer a fear: “It felt quite surreal because I’m afraid of heights. Do it, it’s a great experience!”

paradropVR at unverse science park - a virtual paragliding experience

ParadropVR was developed by adventure leisure specialists Frontgrid in partnership with Simworx.

The company recently opened up a UK location at Brighton Pier with Immersivity Ltd., and they also have two more UK locations set to launch October 2018. The product has also been nominated for ‘Out of Home VR Entertainment of the Year’ in the VR Awards 2018.

Meet ParadropVR at EAS 2018

The ParadropVR team will be at the Euro Attractions Show in Amsterdam to showcase the product to the market.

“It’s been fantastic to see the reaction from guests to the world-first ParadropVR™ at Universe Science park. We knew from our extensive research and development that ParadropVR™ would be a hit, but nothing beats seeing and hearing the exhilaration of visitors as they experience the ride,” said Matt Wells, Frontgrid Chief Executive.

“ParadropVR offers a premium immersive VR experience unlike anything else in the market. We’re looking forward to talking more about the experience at the Euro Attractions Show in Amsterdam, and to more exciting ParadropVR launches over the next few weeks.”

Visitors can meet the team with Simworx at Booth #1-1031. Click here to arrange a meeting.

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Ella Baskerville

Ella Baskerville

Ella is Business Development Manager and looks after client relationships and new business. Joining Blooloop in 2015, she has a degree in Natural Science from the University of Bath, but her true passion lies with the attractions industry and is a self-confessed theme park geek.

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