Brisbane will soon be able to offer tourists and residents a truly unique experience with the Southern Hemisphere’s first “flying theatre”.
Brogent Technologies, a Taiwan-headquartered company that specialises in simulation technology, has announced its intention to bring its innovative i-Ride Flying Theatre to Brisbane.
It’s at this point that you might be asking yourself, ‘What the heck is an i-Ride Flying Theatre?’
Apparently, it’s a theatre experience that offers guests uninterrupted bird’s-eye views of Australia’s awe-inspiring landscape, while seated at a suspended platform that simulates the flying experience. Additional effects such as wind, sound, light and water are used to enhance the immersive experience.
Brisbane Lord Mayor Graham Quirk met with Brogent in September during the 2016 Global Harbour Cities Forum in Kaohsiung, Taiwain, and invited the company to consider investing in Brisbane.
“Brogent is a leader in next-generation immersive technology and I’m delighted the company will be bringing its i-Ride Flying Theatre to Brisbane,” Cr Quirk says.
“This exciting attraction will be another major drawcard to Brisbane and will add to the variety of unique experiences our city offers visitors and residents alike.
“Brogent’s investment also aligns with the Brisbane 2022 New World City Action Plan which identifies attracting more foreign direct investment and tourism infrastructure as a way of furthering Brisbane’s economic growth and prosperity.”
Brogent’s decision to bring its flying theatre to Brisbane follows their success with Fly Over Canada, which has become a popular tourist attraction in Vancouver.
Brogent is in the process of identifying the ideal Brisbane location for its i-Ride Flying Theatre. Work on the project is expected to start in mid-2017.