VR Where Dwells the Future of China’s Theme Parks
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Have you ever dreamed of riding a roller coaster in outer space? Now your dreams will come true. Why? Alton Towers Resort in the UK have recently invested in building a space-themed VR roller coaster called Galactica. Combining VR with tr
Have you ever dreamed of riding a roller coaster in outer space? Now your dreams will come true. Why? Alton Towers Resort in the UK have recently invested in building a space-themed VR roller coaster called Galactica. Combining VR with traditional amusement equipment, Alton TowersResort is now raking in huge profits.
Not just in the UK, theme parks all over the world are embarking on applying VR to their amusement equipment, such as Disneyland with its Star Wars Land and The Void， claiming to be the first VR theme park. It seems that VR is sweeping theme parks all over the world and it is also reported that there will be an explosion of VR theme parks in the next few years.
But what exactly is VR? VR is the abbreviation for virtual reality. Also known as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality, it is a computer technology that replicates an environment, real or imagined, and simulates a user's physical presence and environment in a way that allows the user to interact with it.
Compared with traditional amusement equipment, VR takes up less space and requires less investments. However, the unique and novel experience it can bring to its customers is something conventional theme parks can never achieve. It is certain that VR can bring in more customers and generate more revenue.
Such a profitable opportunity can never slip through the fingers of shrewd Chinese theme park owners and investors. According to a research published in Bang Camp Magazine, nowadays in China, some of the theme park owners are already rushing toward the wave of forging VR theme parks and making some preliminary reforms. They are throwing away some of their worn-out amusement equipment and replacing them with state-of-the-art VR gears. However, compared with other developed countries, VR technology in China is still lagging behind and theme parks with a fair amount of VR equipment are still under preparation. As for a completely VR-based theme park in China, it is not yet heard of, while there are already at least one ultimate VR theme park is open for business in other countries.
VR theme parks are an irreversible trend for Chinese theme park industry and this budding market is in dire need of advanced VR technology. In search of VR technology developers, theme parks owners and investors will gather in 2017 Asia Amusement & Attractions Expo from March 8th to 11th, 2017 in China Import and Export Fair Complex （Area A）. Potentials for China’s VR theme parks are enormous and any related professional is welcome to join in this grand occasion to discuss the future of VR theme parks with other tens of thousands of visitors and exhibitors from all around the world. Maybe the age for VR theme parks will start from here, in AAA 2017.