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Take Your Visitor Experience to New Heights with ParadropVR™ City Flyer at IAAPA Europe Expo


Visitors to IAAPA Europe Expo are being encouraged to book now to secure a VIP test flight for ParadropVR™ City Flyer at the show

Hot off the heels of the launch of a new installation at the King Power Mahanakhon in Bangkok, Frontgrid will be showcasing the new ParadropVR™ City Flyer attraction on Booth 2424 with Simworx.



Designed to help destination-based attractions engage and entertain visitors, ParadropVR™ City Flyer puts guests at the heart of an immersive adventure with a thrilling virtual reality game created for any location.

As well as the new City Flyer game, visitors will be able to preview 4 new and updated ParadropVR™ games at the show.  

A limited number of VIP boarding passes have been made available giving priority access to the ride during show hours. Anyone wishing to secure a VIP boarding pass should contact sales@frontgrid.co.uk to book, or visit the websitehttps://www.frontgrid.co.uk/paradrop-vr

Frontgrid CEO, Matt Wells said:

“Feedback on ParadropVR™ City Flyer from guests at the King Power Mahanakhon in Bangkok has been fantastic. We can’t wait to give IAAPA Expo Europe attendees an opportunity to try the experience for themselves.”

“We’ve had lots of interest from destination visitor attractions – especially sky towers, visitor centres and indoor entertainment centres at tourist sites.   We’re expecting a very busy show at IAAPA Expo Europe, so would encourage anyone who wants to try ParadropVR™ to get in touch now to book a slot.”

Notes for Editors

About ParadropVR™ City Flyer

ParadropVR™ is a trademark of global adventure leisure and entertainment specialists Frontgrid Ltd (Frontgrid.co.uk). The premium virtual reality attraction puts guests at the heart of their own adventure, combining self-controlled flight with free roam virtual reality content and a choice of exhilarating skill-based games. 

Whereas the original version of ParadropVR™ saw guests fly around a mountainous environment over hills and lakes, with ParadropVR™ City Flyer guests fly around a 4km area of the operators’ choosing, incorporating key landmarks and features.

The first ParadropVR™ City Flyer installation launched at the King Power Mahankhon, Bangkok in July 2019. Marketed as Mahanakhon Sky Rides, the experience gives guests an opportunity to fly around one of the world’s most exciting cities in a thrilling VR game.

ParadropVR™ City Flyer delivers an incredibly realistic flying sensation, with self-controlled up and down motion that incorporates sudden drops and smooth deceleration as well as audio and wind effect. Points are awarded to each individual rider as they make their way ‘back down to earth’ via a series of targets through which they must fly to score maximum points.

With multiple theming and content options and a modular design that provides high hourly capacity and low operating costs, ParadropVR™ City Flyer is ideal for operation in destination visitor attractions, sky towers, observatories, tourist centres and hotels and resorts.

About IAAPA Europe Expo

IAAPA Expo Europe is the largest exhibition for the attractions industry in Europe and a one-stop destination for leisure and attractions industry professionals including operators, suppliers, and developers.

This year’s show will be held at Paris Port de Versailles from September 17th to 19th.


 Please images and video footage, please Claire Hughes, Frontgrid: (cdh@frontgrid.co.uk)

Contact Details


For further details, images and interview requests for ParadropVR™, please contact: Claire Hughes, Head of Communications at Frontgrid.  Email: cdh@frontgrid.co.uk  | Tel: 07815 845 478

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