Chinese Theme Park Seeks to Ride Boom in Demand for Virtual Entertainment

Giant robots and futuristic cyberpunk castles rise out of lush mountain slopes on the outskirts of Guiyang, the capital of one of China’s poorest provinces.

Welcome to China’s first virtual reality theme park, which aims to ride a boom in demand for virtual entertainment that is set to propel tenfold growth in the country’s virtual reality market, to hit almost $8.5 billion by 2020.

Staff members wearing virtual reality goggles sit in a motorized cart while performing an inspection of the attraction "Fly Over Guizhou," at the Oriental Science Fiction Valley theme park in Guiyang, Guizhou province, China, Nov. 16, 2017.

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