AR theme park packed with giant displays, 3D video and ‘holographic performers’

A media company specialising in AR technologies has developed a “4D theme park” that is being dubbed as the most advanced, high-tech theme park ever created. The attraction utilises RFID wristbands and Kinect sensors to identify, track and interact with visitors. Live Park 4D, located at the Korea International Exhibition Centre (Kintex), is packed with visual interactive exhibits that utilise massive touchscreens, 3D video, holographic displays and augmented reality.

Guests can create avatar versions of themselves, allowing them to enter the virtual world of the theme park.

The attraction sprawls over a space of nearly 1,000m² and comprises 65 attractions including a virtual "hologram" performance by a Korean B-boy crew and a 360° stereoscopic cinema.

Lunar Face pavilion provides atmospheric, immersive areas which respond to movement and sound. It is an example of how Live Park also aims to combine art with attraction. Developers have placed art installations alongside interactive exhibits, sometimes blurring the lines between the two.

Almost all exhibits feature an interactive element, often allowing visitors’ avatars to perform alongside "holograms". The area can also be transformed into a nigh-time entertainment venue with live performances and DJs.