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presenting the aw dar to Chris Tricker,

general manager, VR Park & Dig It Emaar Entertainment LLC

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CT: It haIt has been a hugely successful year for VR Park. To be recognized as FEC of the Year at the Park World Excellence Awards is both an honour, and a testament to the time and investment that Emaar Entertainment has put into this unique es in ti n.

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PW:What do you think made youyo stand out to the judges?


CT “Combining augmented reality (AR) and virtual ea ity (VR) via xperiences and ides, VR ar

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CT: “Combining augmented eality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) via 18 interactive experiences and rides, VR Park is the first of

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services to others in the industry. It’s allso aso chance to help build long term business relationships.

CT: “In addition to winning a prestigious award which we are thrilled about, this event provides the perfect opportunity to showcase our brands, products and in

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PW: Will you be taking part again next year? CT: Winning is sur hope

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CT “Winning is a great recognition, and we sure hope to retturn next year and to impress the judges with new innovations that willll make our attraction stand out even more.”

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VR Park, Dubai iits kind in the Middle East. Additionally, I fos er multipla er

VR Park, Dubai ts kind in heMiddle East. Additionally,

think what makes it stand out is the concept on ‘shared escapism’ xperiences hat ar ne

suc as aradrop or Dubai Drone. Additionally,Additionally, the park exists to enable anyone of all ages and backgrounds to have an exciting and affordable experience withinwithin a convenient location”

hink what makes it and out is he concep on ‘shared escapism’ to foster multiplayer experiences that are new and innovative, such as Paradrop or Dubai Drone. he par


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Puy du Fou for Le Premier Royaume (The First Kingdom)

Puy du Fou for Le Premier Royaume (The First Kingdom)

CEO Guillaume Gallaire says: “Fiirrsttlly, it’s a grea

CEO Guillaume Gallaire, says: “F


for the second year in a row for best Live Entertainment production. This distinction crowns the great work performed by all our teams to deliver the best immersive, authentic and one-of-a-kind experience to our guests. “I guess the judges, as our guests, have been touched by the way Puy du Fou always tries to touch the hearts by creating highly themed and surprising experiences. Each show we create is different from the other ones and so you can live an extensiive travel through history.

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“Thanks to the great organisation of this warm event, we have had the opportunity to meet colleagues and peers from the park and show industry. We deserve all our encounters: future will tell us where it can bring us; but forut for sure, it was a true pleasure to meet them all.” erbefrom end e sa s: “good ee ou next ea

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“A proverb from Vendee says: “good things come in threes”. So, see you next year

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Entertainment of the Year






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