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First ever interactive VR ride comes to Brighton!

24 July 2021

From Saturday 24th July, Brighton Palace Pier will play host to the spot where real life and VR collide to create a unique fairground ride experience. Combining the past with the future Thrill Engineer Brendan Walker, Founder Director of Studio Go Go, has chosen Brighton's ever-popular fairground ride the Twister, to launch his new business initiative "Ride with VR”. The bespoke VR headset will allow riders to experience the VR Twister which is set to provide a totally different Twister ride experience.

“I’ve always enjoyed watching people scream and laugh at the fairground, which is why I now love to design weird and wonderful rides. I’m super excited to be working with the Twister. It still provides the same classic fun of being squished and catapulted around, but when wearing a VR headset you’ll be in my world - and I’m going to take you on a crazy ride you won’t forget”. Brendan Walker

This outstanding ride will be a world first as the ground-breaking technology in this project means that for the first time on a ride anywhere in the world, interactive VR content is synchronised in real time to the movement of the rider’s body in space, using Go Go XR™ - a unique new technology that can predict exactly where a rider is on the ride and what G-forces are being experienced - creating the most tailored VR funfair ride in the world.

Each VR ride costs £5 with an existing Brighton Pier visitor wristband, or £7 without.