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VR Playground

Our new ride has landed! Don a virtual reality headset, jump on a playground swing, and be transported on an exhilarating swing-powered adventure. Ridden and looking for your souvenir? Enter your number below, hit GO, add a few optional details, then...
Our Bucking Bronco Adaptive Ride Experiment and The Walker Thrill Factor feature on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XwMp8-tcLQ

VR Playground in Seoul

VR Playground returns from a short tour in Seoul, South Korea. Week one was by official invitation from World Culture Collage, to feature as part of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 cultural programme. I was delighted to site our...

V-Armchair

sit in a comfy armchair, pop on a VR headset, select a show, and off you go! V-Armchair is a collision between several of my pastimes and passions: designing rides, riding rides, watching other people ride rides, watching TV, presenting TV,...
We were swinging over the rooftops of London for three days, enjoying views from Greenwich hill. Our riders were set against a most dramatic series of backdrops: The Shard, St Paul's, The Gherkin, Canary Wharf, and The Dome.   Our swing...
A selection of broadcast TV and radio coverage of VR Playground at its premier during the launch of Norfolk & Norwich Festival 2017. https://www.youtube.com/embed?listType=playlist&list=PL4slOqun1hZpIDhQ9pHJ9ss5aLssf_SPI&layout=gallery
During 17 days of continuous swinging around Norwich in May 2017, over five thousand riders (ranging from 11 to 101 years old - able and disabled) were excited to perform to a combined audience of over ten thousand spectators.   These...
VR Playground is an experiential ride installation and public aerial performance by artist Brendan Walker and his Thrill Laboratory. In VR Playground, Walker propels riders through a series of colourful geometric virtual worlds, each driven by the action of...
"Journalist Karen Bartlett meets Brendan Walker, the former aerospace worker who is working on a project to design the world's first interactive ride." Brendan is the subject of a genetic test that reveals he has a rare thrill seeking...
3 Roller Coasters, 3 Presenters... Thrill Laboratory experiments on BBC's Blue Peter, 2009 Thrill Engineer Brendan Walker and his team of Technicians put Blue Peter presenters through a series of scientific experiments to see if they have 'the right stuff'...