CVG adds children's play area

HEBRON, KY (FOX19) - Families traveling through the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport now have the opportunity to entertain themselves in the new "funway runway" play area located in the food court seating area of Concourse B.

The "Funway Runway" play area is designed with colorful walls that provide the back drop for  images of local landmarks and sights provided by The Cincinnati Enquirer. Located near the food court, the play area provides an entertainment spot before families board their next flight.

The room features an interactive floor equipped with MotionAware technology, which "comes to life" and reacts when human movement is detected, the airport said. By interacting with the projected images, people activate animations, trigger sounds, play games or interact with content applications.

There are touch screen monitors with educational and fun games for the younger members of the family and individual rides for all ages.

The airport partnered with The CTM Group Inc. on the project.

The CTM Group is installing their first to market "iReality" ride which incorporates augmented reality. While experiencing the thrill of four way motion, the rider watches as their face is featured as part of the ride in real time. The technology is further enhanced through "hand mapping" allowing the customer to participate in the action through simple hand movements. While all of this happens, everyone can watch the exuberance on a 55 inch flat screen monitor positioned above the iReality.

"Passengers of all ages are important to CVG," said Candace McGraw, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport chief executive officer. "We are excited for the 'Funway Runway' to complete our overall food court renovations."

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