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This New VR Theme Park in China Is Changing the Game

This New VR Theme Park in China Is Changing the Game

Over the weekend, a new theme park opened in Guizhou, China. This isn’t your average amusement park, however. Oriental Science Fiction Valley in turn uses virtual reality for all of its attractions, Digital Trends reports.

Spanning 330 acres, the park calls home to 35 virtual reality rides, including spaceship tours, virtual roller coasters, and shooter games. There are no traditional coasters at Oriental Science Fiction Valley, but you will find sci-fi-inspired castles and giant robots positioned throughout the grounds as well.

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貴州省の貴陽にAR・VRのテーマパーク「東方科幻谷」が対外ソフトオープン
高さ53メートル 700トンの鋼材を使った、各部が動く超合金ロボが
シンボルで、このロボは時々ポーズを変形させるそうhttps://t.co/3EnQP7MpN0 pic.twitter.com/bxiFHAeoED

— 中国住み (@livein_china) April 30, 2018

“There’s fierce competition in the theme park market right now,” Oriental Science Fiction Valley CEO Chen Jianli noted in an interview posted on YouTube. “We are trying to give customers a new experience by combining modern technologies such as VR and [augmented reality] with traditional recreational facilities. The sci-fi part of it is important for the feeling it creates.”

The Guizhou, China-located park is the first to use VR on all of its attractions, while various stateside theme parks, for example, have begun to adopt the technology for a small number of rides.

For more on Oriental Science Fiction Valley, press play above, then be sure to visit Digital Trends and the park’s website.

Now, get your first look at the anticipated Studio Ghibli theme park.