Kind Heaven: East will meet West at Perry Farrell's Vegas attraction
Kind Heaven will be located at the The Linq Promenade, a dining, shopping and entertainment complex on the Strip.
Other attractions at the Linq include the High Roller, the world’s largest observation wheel, and Fly Linq, a zip line that will be opening this November.
Kind Heaven will meld music and street food with theatrical production and special effects to transport visitors to a mythical Southeast Asia outpost.
Set to open in late summer 2019, the experience will begin in a bustling train station where passengers will board a locomotive bound for an Asian night market.
The simulated journey may take its cue from Universal Orlando, where the Hogwarts Express shuttles guests, quite convincingly, between the two Harry Potter lands based in the resort’s facsimiles of London and Hogsmeade.
The market will feature a few dozen food vendors peddling delicacies from Bangkok, Singapore and elsewhere, as well as craftsmen making amulets and other items.
Visitors will be able to explore a music city with seven stages divided among three nightclubs.
The clubs will be modeled after ones found in Tapei, Vietnam and Cambodia.
The bands, many of which are being handpicked by Perry Farrell, will play short sets.
Over the course of a two- to three-hour visit, audiences will be able to sample a number of acts as if they were at a mini music festival.
There will be more music and food in a forest environment.
There will be robotics, powerful hidden projectors, scent cannons and all kinds of other high-tech trickery making the faraway environments possible.
The technology will remain largely invisible, to allow guests to accept the illusions and enjoy Kind Heaven on an emotional level.
Although the attraction will be creating virtual spaces, guests won’t have to wear goggles or any of the other trappings associated with VR.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kind Heaven will be geared to families. At night, it will reopen as a more adult-focused experience.
To return to Las Vegas, visitors will walk in tunnels and proceed through “customs” operated by SEATO, the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization modeled after NATO (which actually disbanded in the 1970s).
Pricing has not been established yet, but visitors will be able to pay using cryptocurrency.