EsselWorld unveils FIRST Virtual Reality Coaster Ride TUNNEL TWISTER with VR Headgear

Press Release: 5th April, 2018 - Mumbai: One of the largest & leading amusement parks in the country, EsselWorld has launched India’s First roller coaster ride with virtual reality on 5th April, 2018. The Virtual Reality (VR) Coaster Ride – Tunnel Twister was unveiled by Mr. Shirish Deshpande, CEO – Essel World & Water Kingdom and the well-known Bollywood actor Kartik Aryan who was recently starred in a Hindi movie - Sonu ki Titu Ki Sweety. EsselWorld has been always responsible for setting a benchmark in the amusement park industry in India.

The Tunnel Twister ride has been enhanced to blend the physical sensations with digital world. With VR Headgears, this ride takes you into a virtual world of roller coaster fun and is a family ride so adults and children can enjoy it together. The combination of virtual reality headgear and the roller coaster, transforms the thriller ride into a unique VR experience, thus incorporates ultimate family experience.

The Virtual Reality film of the ride is designed and developed by German based company Mack Ride, a leading European based Roller Coaster Brand. The amusing experiential film takes it’s riders through a tunnel journey with Fab 5 characters - Andy, Mimi, Riki, Mayur and Mithu with VR visuals that align perfectly with drops, twists and turns. The 2 minute roller coaster can accommodate 12 adults or 24 children at a time.

Kartik Aryan, said, “Tunnel Twister Ride is a unique roller coaster featuring high-tech simulator. Adding VR to the roller coasters refreshes & excites the guests and makes them experience a new level of interactivity.”

Mr. Shirish Deshpande, CEO EsselWorld Leisure Pvt. Ltd, said, “This incredible technology is a definite game-changer for our amusement park rides. It represents everything our brand stands for - delivering the most thrilling and innovative rides and attractions for the family. This roller coaster gives immersive and authentic VR experience to our guests.”

Pioneers in the entertainment and leisure industry EsselWorld is amongst the leading amusement parks in India, having various rides catering to all age groups. An amalgamation of thrill, fun, entertainment and pure happiness - EsselWorld offers it all!

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About EsselWorld Leisure Pvt. Ltd.

EsselWorld Leisure Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of USD 6 billion Essel Group, is the holding company of EsselWorld, the largest amusement park in the country and Water Kingdom, one of the largest Theme Water Parks in Asia. The twin parks have set a new benchmark in the Indian amusement park industry by entertaining more than 30 million visitors over the past 27 years. The Group’s mission is to redefine the traditional means of entertainment and above all meet the fast changing consumer needs for active entertainment.

About EsselWorld

EsselWorld is a refreshing gateway to a whole new world of excitement and fun for families and friends with its plethora of rides catering to all age groups. It has total number of 59 attractions spread over 42 acres of thrill and excitement. Some of the special attractions at EsselWorld are Aqua Dive, Enterprise, INS Prabal The Killer (Indian Navy war ship), Arctic Circle (Ice-Skating Rink) among others.

About Water Kingdom

Water Kingdom offers over 33 attractions spread across 22 acres of clean fun with 90 lakh liters of water. Some of its prime attractions are the world’s largest Wave Pool which is spread across 100 meters with cool blue water and lush gardens, India’s Largest Aqua play pool – Lagoon, What-A-Coaster, Drifting River, Mamma Miya among others.

For further information please contact:

Priyanka Macwan +91 9769151872 / priyanka.macwan@ew.esselgroup.com