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ParadropVR at Orlando’s IAAPA 2018: A soaring success!

What a week, what an IAAPA!

At this year’s Attractions Expo in Orlando we had a full working version of the ParadropVR ride for people to try, and boy – did they try!

Maybe everyone had heard the exciting news about our recent ParadropVR launch at Merlin Entertainment’s first adventure attraction – The Bear Grylls Adventure – and were keen to follow in Bear’s footsteps. Whatever the reason, the interest at the booth was phenomenal!

We’ve attended a lot of trade shows over the years, but this time we were blown away at the consistent fantastic reactions ParadropVR received from the 400+ riders who’d queued to have a taste of our latest premium immersive VR experience.

Check out this guy:

If you missed IAAPA this year and your chance to ride ParadropVR, don’t worry – get in touch and we can tell you more.

In the meantime, to keep you going – here’s another clip of some more great reactions we’ve been getting…

To find out more about ParadropVR, speak to us at Immersivity

ParadropVR™ to launch at Merlin’s Bear Grylls Adventure

Immersivity is deliveringParadropVR™ to the brand new Bear Grylls Adventure. OurParadropVR™ unit – wholly owned by Immersivity – is being installed Merlin Entertainment’s newest attraction.

Martin Howe, Immersivity CE, said:

“I’m delighted that Immersivity is providing the ParadropVR™ unit that will be installed at Bear Grylls Adventure.

“ParadropVR™ is perfect for the Bear Grylls Adventure because it’s a truly immersive experience. The combination of premium VR with a suspended harness gives riders the feel and freedom of a real paraglider – putting them in the point of view of a real adventurer.

“Immersivity – which runs and distributes immersive attractions – was set up precisely for opportunities like this: bringing incredible new experiences to the right audiences. This is the perfect fit for a great ride and a great new adventure.”

Below we’ve included the release – from our partners, ParadropVR’s manufacturer Frontgrid…

ParadropVR™ to launch at Merlin Entertainment’s £20M global first adventure attraction, The Bear Grylls Adventure

Fully immersive paragliding experience will continue the adventure when ParadropVR™ opens at Merlin Entertainment’s iconic new attraction at the NEC in Birmingham, UK

September 2018: A new generation of thrill-seekers will be introduced to the physical and mental exhilaration of paragliding when ParadropVR™ launches at The Bear Grylls Adventure next month.

ParadropVR™ combines cutting-edge VR technology with a suspended paragliding harness that moves up and down, offering a safe, fun and incredibly realistic paragliding experience. With jets blowing air into their faces to add to the sense of speed, riders steer their paraglider through steep mountain valleys, flying through hoops to collect points on their descent.

The Bear Grylls Adventure was created and inspired by Bear’s own military experiences and past adventures from across the globe. ParadropVR™ will be added to the adrenalin-fuelled suite of activities on offer alongside diving, iFLY (Indoor Skydiving), rock climbing and the highest free-roam high ropes course in Europe.

Provided by Frontgrid Ltd and Immersivity Ltd, ParadropVRTM will launch at The Bear Grylls Adventure in late October 2018.

Mike Vallis, Divisional Director New Brands at Merlin Entertainments said:

“ParadropVR™ is a totally unique way for visitors to experience the thrill and adrenaline of paragliding. It’s a natural fit alongside our other adventures as we bring Earth’s greatest challenges to life in new ways.”

“Our team were instantly hooked by ParadropVR™ – it’s exhilarating, exciting and importantly – offers the type of world class experience we want to offer our guests.”

Matt Wells, Chief Executive of Frontgrid, said:

“We’re delighted that ParadropVR™ will be launching at Merlin Entertainment’s iconic new adventure entertainment destination. ParadropVR™ is a world-first, one-of-a-kind virtual reality attraction, and Bear Grylls is one of the most recognised and celebrated adventurers in the world.”

“The response to ParadropVR™ has been amazing since we launched the product at the Euro Attractions Show last year. We’re proud to be helping the team at Merlin Entertainments create incredible experiences at The Bear Grylls Adventure and can’t wait to see the reaction from guests.”

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Riders react to ‘amazing’ ParadropVR ride at Brighton Palace Pier

Riders of the UK’s first Virtual Reality paragliding experience in Brighton are giving the ride 10/10 and calling it ‘fabulous’ and ‘awesome’.

We invited visitors to Brighton Palace Pier to try out the new virtual reality attraction – which boasts the latest technology, combined with a flying harness to create supremely realistic flying experience.

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World’s First Virtual-Reality Paragliding Experience at Brighton Palace Pier

• First paragliding VR ride in UK & first installation of PARADROPVR™ in UK
• Unique ride combines suspended paragliding harness and controls with VR headset to mimic high-speed paragliding over mountain scenery
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Visitors to Brighton’s Palace Pier are among the first in the world to try a unique Virtual Reality ride that lets riders paraglide over jaw-dropping scenery at high speed. 

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