Hong Kong will get its first 4D motion flying theatre as part of 11 SKIES, a retail and entertainment space that will open at the airport’s Skycity on Lantau Island. The project, which is helmed by New World Development, will open between late 2023 and early 2024.
The motion theatre, called Timeless Flight Hong Kong, will give audiences a view of the city’s skyline via a 13-metre-high borderless spherical screen outfitted with 4D motion technology and dynamic simulation seats with six degrees of freedom (6-DOF). When audiences are seated, they will be in an ever-changing position that will give them the experience of flying over the Hong Kong cityscape.
Other phase-one attractions will include:
- Arte Museum: This is South Korea’s largest immersive media art exhibition and the first of its kind in Greater China. It will feature a collection of body-immersive artwork — including Hong Kong-themed exhibits — enabled by advanced digital media projection technology.
- KidZania Hong Kong: Another first in Greater China, this three-storied space will give children up to the age of 14 the chance to explore their interests through interactive role-play experiences. Children can play at being firefighters, pilot trainees, lab research scientists and even jewellery designers.
- Paddington Play Experience: This attraction is for children aged between 4 and 12 years and aims to give them playful edutainment experiences.
11 SKIES will be spread out over 570,000 sq. ft, making it the city’s largest retail and entertainment space. It will also feature more than 800 shops, which will include over 120 restaurants. Future phases of 11 SKIES will include four more Hong Kong-first attractions.
Header image credits: New World Development