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19 July 2019

Malaysia’s first ParadropVR™ to launch at Sky VR, Resort World Genting

Adrenaline-junkies visiting Resorts World Genting will be the first in Malaysia to experience the immersive adventure attraction from autumn 2019

 

Resort World Genting’s 400,000 square foot indoor entertainment space at the Genting Highlands Resort will soon be home to Malaysia’s first-ever ParadropVR™ installation, adventure entertainment specialist Frontgrid Ltd has announced.  

 

Adrenaline-junkies of all ages will be able to experience the thrill of paragliding in a safe and fun environment when the immersive adventure attraction launches at Sky VR this autumn.

 

ParadropVR™ will be installed within Sky VR, a section of the park dedicated to showcasing the most exciting virtual reality games and immersive experiences from around the world. Resorts World Genting has cherry-picked five premium VR attractions for the area, which will combine physical rides with cutting-edge virtual reality experiences.

 

Resorts World Genting is the latest global brand revealed to have selected ParadropVR™ as an anchor attraction as part of its immersive entertainment offering. Other leading operators working with Frontgrid Ltd and ParadropVR™ include Merlin Entertainments, Emaar Entertainment, King Power and iFLY.

 

Resorts World Genting has said it expects over 7,000 daily visitors at the park once it is fully opened to the public. The ParadropVR™ installation will be branded SkyGlider VR, in-line with branding at the park.  

 

Frontgrid Ltd Ltd CEO Matt Wells said:

 

“We’re thrilled to be bringing ParadropVR™ to Malaysia with Resorts World Genting. To be chosen as one of the world’s top immersive experiences is a real honour and reflects the confidence leading entertainment brands have in our product.”

 

“With ParadropVR locations either planned or already installed in seven countries worldwide, it’s clear both consumers and operators are looking for premium virtual reality experiences which offer something out of the ordinary”

 

 

Sanjay Nadarajah, Vice President of Theme Park at Resorts World Genting said:

 

“We are very proud to be bringing Malaysia’s first ParadropVR™ to Sky VR at the Genting Highlands Resort. It’s an immersive adventure experience that all the family will enjoy – we can’t wait to see the reaction from guests when it launches.”

 

“Our goal at Sky VR is to offer the latest adrenaline-fuelled adventures and cutting-edge immersive experiences. ParadropVR™ delivers the best of both worlds, combining real-world sensations with a mind-blowing virtual environment.”

 

 

 

ENDS

CONTACT

For more information and images, please contact:

Claire Hughes - Head of Communications, Frontgrid Ltd

Tel: +44 7815 845 478

www.Frontgrid.co.uk

 

MEDIA

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y5m22tqdpver7qw/ParadropVR™%20Locations%20Map.png?dl=0

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSVseWWEElQ

 

 

 

About ParadropVR™

ParadropVR™ is a trademark of global adventure leisure and entertainment specialists Frontgrid Ltd (Frontgrid.co.uk). The premium virtual reality attraction puts guests at the heart of their own adventure, combining self-controlled flight with free roam virtual reality content and a choice of exhilarating skill-based games. 

The world-first ParadropVR™ installation launched at Universe Science Park in Denmark in spring 2018, where over 40,000 visitors experienced the ride in the first four months. The attraction is now installed or due to launch at location-based entertainment venues in seven countries around the world.  

Further global installations planned for 2019 include new locations in India, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom, with the world-first ParadropVR™ City Flyer experience due to open at the King Power Mahanakhon in summer 2019.

Available in configurations from 1-40+ seats, ParadropVR™ is a fully turnkey attraction suitable for a range of venues including indoor theme parks, entertainment centres and destination visitor attractions.

 

About Sky VR

 

Located at Level 2, First World Plaza at the Genting Highlands Resort in Kuala Lumpur, Sky VR is an indoor entertainment space dedicated to the very latest premium VR attractions, which combine physical rides with cutting-edge virtual reality experiences.

 

About Resorts World Genting

 

Resorts World Genting (“RWG”) is a premier leisure and entertainment resort in Malaysia. It is equipped with about 10,500 rooms spread across 7 hotels, theme parks and entertainment attractions, dining and retail outlets, as well as international shows and business convention facilities. In December 2013, the Group embarked on a 10-year master plan to reinvigorate and transform RWG under the Genting Integrated Tourism Plan (“GITP”).

Since then Genting Malaysia has introduced a plethora of new facilities and attractions under the GITP that promises to provide guests a truly wholesome and world-class experience at RWG. These include the First World Hotel Tower 3, the Awana SkyWay cable car system, the Theme Park Hotel, the Crockfords Hotel, new attractions in the SkyAvenue entertainment complex and the newly refurbished First World Plaza, as well as the new Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park. The opening of the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets (a joint venture between Genting Plantations Berhad and Simon Property Group) at the mid-hill in June 2017 further complements the new and existing offerings at RWG.

Genting Malaysia also owns and operates two beautiful seaside properties, namely Resorts World Kijal in Terengganu and Resorts World Langkawi on Langkawi Island.

Posted by Frontgrid, Ltd.

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