Can the Next Generation of Theme Parks Fit Under a 16-Foot Roof?
Macau-based tech entertainment company Legend Heroes Park is coming to the U.S after announcing a partnership with leasing powerhouse R.J. Brunelli & Co., LLC on Jan. 29. Now, the company is looking for the right American city to open up the space that could become the future of theme parks.
Manager of New Tenant Representation, Julie Fox, explained, the technology-based entertainment (TBE) theme park will feature a wide range of new experiences including virtual and augmented reality, holograms, motion tracking, projection mapping, 4D+, video arcade games, entertainment, and ‘sportainment’.
Within the park will be six major zones-Sports, Juniors, Arcade, VR, Signature, and Lifestyle. From virtual skiing in the Sports Zone to 4D Hollywood blockbuster theaters in the Signature Zone to riding the single person Flying Jet in the VR Zone, each area has something for every member of the family.
Other major attractions include hologram concerts, the RaceRoom, and Robot VR. Visitors can watch performances and meet their favorite stars in virtual space. Hit artists like Big Bang, PSY, 2NE1, and GD Solo are just a few to be included in the attraction.
In the RaceRoom visitors will be able to have a safe and authentic racing experience through “detailed car and track models.” While Robot VR will use the technology to give riders a “G-Force experience” by lifting and dropping them up and down 7 meters with multiple degree turns.
In a previous interview with PR Newswire, Fox explained that building requirements needed 30,000- to 40,000-square feet of space. Minimum ceiling heights would have to be 16-feet high and 40 percent of the space would have to be 32-feet high for rides.
She explained that the ideal location had to have five million people within 30 miles, with no more than an hour travel time to the park. The requirements have lead people to speculate that the future location would have to be in one of the countries popular metropolitan areas such Las Vegas, Orlando, Chicago, New York, or any number of others.
However, Fox stated, “We are still looking for sites around the country and nothing is finalized.”
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