Samsung Electric Playground at Vivid is a must see

Samsung Electric Playground

The Samsung Electric Playground at Vivid and the Galaxy Studio at the First Fleet Park, Circular Quay in Sydney from Friday 24 May to Saturday 15 June are a must see.

GadgetGuy was among the select few to preview the Samsung Electric Playground at Vivid and let me tell you the 3,000 square metres is a must see.

The first space, the Samsung Electric Playground, is a celebration of light, sound and imagination powered by advanced mobile technology.

Those lucky enough to be in Sydney for Vivid can explore a multitude of experiences spanning an area over four basketball courts in size. These experiences are inspired by what the new Galaxy S10+ can do. Reverse charge poles light up when you place a Qi phone against them, and you fingerprint placed on Samsung’s ultrasonic under glass detector reveals your true colours.

There are more than 320 dynamic light poles, 23 of which will they can control directly; a light up dance floor; a 6.5-metre illuminated Infinity Slide; and an elevated view of picturesque Sydney Harbour from the Sky Walk platform amongst other must-see attractions.

Samsung Electric Playground poles

The Samsung Galaxy Studio is, as you would expect all about the Samsung Galaxy S10 – although the product is not overtly in your face.

There is a room where your heartbeat (courtesy of the S10+) lights up a field of fibre optics and another where your iris inspires some fabulous images.

Samsung Electric Playground fibre optics
Samsung Electric Playground iris

It is also the one easy place to see Samsung’s mobiles and wearables including the new Galaxy S10 5G launching on 28 May. If you own a recent Samsung phone, you can also get a free custom made a cover for it.

Samsung Electric Playground product
Samsung Electric Playground case

Finally, the Studio a one-of-a-kind interactive art piece by up-and-coming Australian artist George Rose and an Instagram area to provide the most Instagram-able experience at Vivid Sydney. Instagram’s trainers will be on hand at select times throughout the festival to teach guests how to expertly capture and share their Vivid Sydney content.

Samsung Electric Playground rose

The Samsung Electric Playground features

Multiple Galaxy S10 devices in fixed locations control many experiences while other S10s will be carried by assistants who will be on hand to capture guests’ experiences.

Infinity Slide

  • An LED-illuminated slide standing 6.5 metres tall
  • Visitors’ exit moments will be captured on a Galaxy S10 for them to share

Sky Walk

Samsung Electric Playground slide

Climb the stairs to the elevated level of the Sky Walk to take in the impressive views of Sydney Harbour and the Electric Playground. With six vantage points, you’ll be able to capture that special selfie moment against a spectacular backdrop.

Samsung Electric Playground stairs


An illuminated, interactive LED dancefloor when stepped on, tiles react with playful colours and effects

Guests can capture their moves at strategically placed Galaxy S10 photo stands surrounding the dancefloor

Pillars of Light

A field full of Pillars of Light, celebrating the Galaxy S10’s PowerShare functionality

With charge points mounted on the pillars throughout, visitors can hold their compatible smartphones to them to share their power and charge their phones or alternatively simply touch the Galaxy S10s to enable the light to pulse and change colour

Samsung Electric Playground pole

Visitors can immerse themselves into a field of smaller interactive illuminated reeds to capture unique photo moments

Illuminated Hula-Hoops

Guests can create patterns of colour and light using illuminated hula-hoops

Samsung Electric Playground hoola

Show Mode

Every 30 minutes the Electric Playground will burst into life

Samsung Electric Playground show

Each show is a 45-second celebration of colour and light, all programmed by world-renowned lighting designer Steve Nield, who has worked in the field for over 35 years

Samsung Galaxy Studio and Instagram

A partnership between Samsung and Instagram has been designed to help guests capture the ultimate sharable moment. Samsung Galaxy Studio features include:

Ocular Odyssey

Takes inspiration from the Galaxy S10’s TrueEye feature

Guides visitors on an exploration their own ‘youniverse’ by unravelling the hidden cosmos in their eyes

Guests can capture every frame of this kaleidoscopic experience as it unfolds using the S10’s Live Focus feature

Field of Hearts

Channels the S10’s biometrics functions to capture your heartbeat. Invites guests to share their pulse with a friend

The installation combines the rhythms of both visitors to create a symphony of infinite sound and light for the perfect ultra-wide photo moment

Artist in Residence, George Rose

George will showcase the Galaxy S10’s best features while creating an unforgettable Instagram moment for guests

Visitors can meet George at appearances on Saturday, 25 May and Saturday, 1 June

In Collaboration with Instagram

Instagram will host two workshops each week, training guests in how to make the most of the Instagram platform and the new Instagram mode on the GalaxyS10 as they experience Vivid Sydney

The Samsung Electric Playground and Samsung Galaxy Studio will be open to the public from Friday, 24 May until Saturday, 15 June. More information here.