China is opening a new virtual reality theme park that focuses on both science and fantasy. The Guizhou Province park will offer virtual reality experiences from hanging out with aliens to fighting dragons.
If it seems like virtual reality experiences are a solo activity, think again. The East Valley of Science and Fantasy spans 2,000 acres and is mixing together virtual reality, augmented reality, and holographic technology to the tune of $1.5 billion.
Upon entering the park guests will be equipped with helmets and virtual reality headsets to prepare for everything they might experience inside. The park will include roller coasters, movie theaters, dining halls, children’s play areas, shops and a hotel.
It is unknown when the park will be open to the public, but the first portion called Alien Base is supposed to be done this month. More sections of the park will be completed in 2018, so it’s probably safe to assume that it will open sometime next year or the following.