Shaolin monks, spiritual enlightenment, holographic monkeys wrestling, spice-scented back alleyways, virtual train rides to Asian night markets and other bizarre oddities are all part of a new multi-environment experience heading to the LINQ.
To be honest, the descriptions offered by developers all sound more like an acid trip than a new Las Vegas project, but Kind Heaven promises to be an immersive experience of exoticism, culture, adventure, food, art, and music.
Perry Farrell, frontman for Jane’s Addiction and Porno for Pyros and creator of Lollapalooza, is creating a 100,000-square-foot, $100 million, 360 omnichannel entertainment destination to show you how he sees the magic and mysticism of Southeast Asia.
Not surprisingly, Farrell will have music playing a huge role in the Kind Heaven experience. 130 Southeast Asian artists on five stages are slated to be part of the experience playing genres from K-pop to trance and even punk.
According to Caesars Entertainment, The new spot that will open sometime in 2019 at the LINQ will “combine cutting-edge technology with Hollywood style storytelling to transport audiences to a new world where they will experience the best of Southeast Asian culture, art, music, food, and fashion via various state-of-the-art multisensory platforms on and offline.”
Farrell is just one of the many talented and creative forces behind Kind Heaven. Caesars Entertainment, film producer and Immersive Artistry’s Cary Granat, and special effects legend Ed Jones are all helping develop the immersive entertainment complex.
“You start the experience by boarding a train near Caesars that takes you to Bangkok at one in the morning,” Granat explains. “You’re walking through actual night markets, buying food, getting all the scents and smells. And then you go through a forest and experience the beauty of Katmandu in Nepal. It’s really the best of South East Asia combined with incredible music from 130 artists.”
The Difference between Day and Night: Two different Kind Heaven Experiences
According to Granat, Kind Heaven will feature two distinctively different experiences that depend on the time of day you visit.
During the day, Kind Heaven will be a family-friendly experience where you can learn more about the traditions and cultures of Southeast Asia. But at night, it becomes an edgier, adults-only attraction with streetwalkers, nightclubs and sake bombs.
The LINQ has undergone quite a few changes lately — most of which seem to be aimed at attracting a younger audience — including the new immersive sports book experience called The Book, and Fly Linq, a zip line scheduled to open Nov. 9, 2018, that will shoot visitors over the Linq Promenade.
Kind Heaven is scheduled to open in 2019.