We have seen hundreds of people enthralled by the Santa Sleigh VR these last few days and raised £530 for local hospice charities st St Kentigern, St David’s and Hope House. Big thanks to all who have helped and LemonOrange for providing the VR, what wizards!
The annual Llandudno Christmas Fayre, which has grown massively in recent years has a new attraction this year in the form of a Virtual Santa Sleigh Ride – North Wales VR Attraction.
Paul Levy of Livetech Web Design based in Llandudno who has brought the attraction to the town, said “there is such a lot of interest in Virtual Reality content and we saw this as a perfect opportunity to tie in one of the technologies that we are enthusiastic about, with the town’s tourism.”
The virtual ride lasts around three minutes and starts at a snowy village, taking in a mountain route with tunnels, trains and other seasonal favourites.
Livetech will be taking donations in aid of local charities split equally between St David’s, St Kentigern and Ty Gobaith hospices.
The technology has been licensed especially for the event from a Polish company LemonOrange, specializing in VR applications. The virtual ride was originally produced for Coca Cola and showcased in a Christmas fair in Warsaw and other towns and cities. The Virtual Reality requires a special headset called an Occulus Rift which contains two independent screens within it, the headset is hooked up to a powerful PC computer with a cutting edge graphics card to keep up with all of the mathematical calculations required to generate the 3D world.
The VR experience is suitable for all ages.
Barry Mortlock of Llandudno Chrismas Fayre said –
“Having had the opportunity to see first-hand this amazing Christmas Virtual Reality experience I am so pleased that The Fayre can work alongside businesses in the town. The event is growing year on year and the more quality Fringe events we can attract to help wow the visitor experience the better, Everyone needs to take this sleigh journey its incredible!”
Llandudno Christmas Fayre 2016 ran during the following times –
Thursday 17th November 9.30AM – 7.30PM
Friday 18th November 9.30AM- 6.00PM
Saturday 19 November 9.30AM – 7.30PM
Sunday 20th November 9.30AM – 4.30PM
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