China Opens a Massive Sci-Fi Virtual Reality Theme Park

A VR-only theme park called Oriental Science Fiction Valley has opened in Guizhou, China. Spanning 330 acres, the park features virtual reality attractions, clocking in at 35 rides in all. It also highlights a towering mecha at 174 feet tall that weighs 700 tons.

“There’s fierce competition in the theme park market right now,” park CEO Chen Jianli said in a YouTube interview. “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.”

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