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Virtual reality ‘theme park’ opens in Seoul

Virtual reality ‘theme park’ opens in Seoul
March 28, 2018

A new virtual reality theme park has opened in Seoul’s popular Hongdae neighbourhood, to serve as not only an attraction but also as a hub for VR content production and distribution.

VR Square, a multi-purpose cultural venue, was established as part of the South Koream Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency’s joint efforts to support the VR industry.

Located in one of the busiest districts in the South Korean capital, the new venue offers 1,705 metre² of floor space comes with five theme zones packed with a number of attractions and simulators that offer a variety of VR content.

Government officials are hopeful the venue will serve as a testing bed for VR content makers.

Attractions include Speed VR, which allows visitors to feel like they are on rickshaw running as fast as a roller coaster at the Great Wall of China, while other programs present unique experiences such as bungy jumping and a virtual theme park.

Images: The VR Square will serve as a testing bed for VR content makers. Courtesy of KOCCA.

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