The debut of five new VR rides creates new possibilities of endless entertainment. The power of virtual reality is to transport people into a whole new world; one that looks, feels and sounds utterly real. As the next horizon of entertainment, Resorts World Genting (RWG) is offering its guests the chance to experience the most immersive adventure of a lifetime with the debut of Sky VR – a section of the park dedicated to the most exciting and exhilarating virtual reality games in the world.
“We want to be the destination for Virtual Reality experience in Malaysia and in Asia. Sky VR is the latest edition following the introduction of the VOID not too long ago. What we offer at Sky VR is the latest groundbreaking VR experiences in Asia. It is a must-try attraction for everyone who is visiting the Resort,” said Dato’ Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure and Hospitality for Resorts World Genting. He added, “With Sky VR, we are dramatically expanding our VR offerings – and the amazing possibilities contained in these worlds – to allow our guests to see, venture and explore into a journey that is completely beyond imagination. At Sky VR, every ride is a journey, and every journey here is amazing.”
Sky VR offers five amazing experiences; VirtuGlobe, XD Theater, Vortex, RoboCoaster and SkyGlider VR, ranging from intergalactic adventures to family-friendly journeys into the great unknown.
The XD Theater is a multi-sensory media-based simulator ride for the family. It can sit up to 32 guests together to experience this interactive attraction, which transports them into fascinating new worlds – a pirate world brimming with aggressive monsters, for example – where everyone must work together to fend off attacks and beat bad guys. Guests must be at least 90cm in height for XD Theater, which was developed by TrioTech in Canada and the largest attraction of its kind in Malaysia.
In VirtuGlobe, developed by VirtuGlobe Inc, guests are able to step into a free-moving VR environment. Individuals have the liberty to make the experience as intense or as immersive as they want. Created by Ray Latypov in the USA, VirtuGlobe – originally named Virtusphere – has been used by military agencies worldwide to train their personnel to operate in any possible environment.
The Vortex that centres on a state-of-the-art motion platform, where guests are strapped into a central console with VR laser guns in their hands. Developed by Brogent in Taiwan, Vortex takes up to 12 guests on a rambunctious rollercoaster ride, fending off an invading gauntlet with ultra-realistic graphics as the platform vibrates and shudders to the on-screen action. The first-of-its-kind in Asia, Vortex is open to guests between 100-195 cm in height.
The RoboCoaster, created by Sangwha in South Korea, eschews guns for glorious discoveries. Up to 4 guests can experience a VR rollercoaster ride into an undiscovered robotic realm, filled with amazing structures and curious creatures that can be viewed in full 360 degrees. Guests must be between 130-190cm to experience RoboCoaster, while for VirtuGlobe, a height restriction of 130-200cm and a weight restriction of 35-130kg apply.
And finally, if all guests want to do is soar through the sky like a majestic eagle, then SkyGlider VR provides that very experience. Using a chair strap, feel the amazing sensation of gliding on a paraglider while seeing the world from a different perspective as wind machines simulate the feeling of rushing through the air several hundred metres above the ground. Three levels of skill are available – Beginner,
Intermediate and Advanced – with so much to see, you can be assured that no two VR glides experiences are the same. The first of its kind in Malaysia, SkyGlider was developed by FrontGrid; guests must be between 110-190cm and be under 150kg in weight for SkyGlider VR.
Sky VR is located at Level 2 of Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park in Resorts World Genting. Operating from 10am-10pm daily, Sky VR experiences are on a pay-per-ride basis. If that’s not enough for you, they also have Super Saver Combo A where you can purchase a combination of full day pass for Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park and Tap & Play credits for Sky VR. For more information, visit www.rwgenting.com.