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New Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience Opens In Downtown Disney

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People interested in finding themselves inside a “Star Wars” movie now can do so through Disney’s “Star Wars Virtual Reality” attraction which opened in Anaheim at Downtown Disney on January 5, according to ocregister.com.

Once a fee of $29.95 is paid,  groups of four go through different rooms where they must fill out waivers, learn about their “mission”, and finally people get suited up in the gear which consists of a backpack vest and a VR headset, according to hollywoodreporter.com.

In the attraction, visitors wear a VR headgear and must  “travel” on a spaceship to a new planet filled with enemies which the people must shoot to win, according to theverge.com.

Co-founder and Chief creation officer for the Lindon, Utah-based The Void, Curtis Hickman, stated that it took about 100 people to create the technology to make this VR experience possible, according to ocregister.com.

In Downtown Disney, the Star Wars VR experience is built where Fossil and Vault 28 stores used to be. In fact, other cities such as London, New York, Orlando, and Toronto opened up The Void VR experience before.

Before going, some things people should know are:

  • Don’t wear high heels.

  • Don’t have a fancy hairstyle.

  • Only 4 people are allowed at a time.

  • Kids under age 10 can’t go inside the attraction.

  • People need about thirty-minutes from the start to the end.

  • People might feel slight motion sickness.

According to ocregister.com.

People wanting to go in the attraction, must pay $29.95. Then, groups of four go through different rooms where they must fill out waivers, learn about their “mission”, and finally people get suited up in the gear which consists of a backpack vest and a VR headset, according to hollywoodreporter.com.

Overall, the event takes thirty- minutes and about 15 minutes inside the virtual world that has some objects that are real and some that are simulated.

Virtual reality has been in existence since the 1950’s. The early form of virtual reality called Sensorama was invented by Morton Heilig in 1957, but was utilized in 1962. “But there are numerous ways virtual reality can be used and to our advantage. These are discussed in a series of individual articles in the applications of virtual reality. If it undergoes several alterations as part of the design process,” according to vrs.org.uk.

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7 Responses to “New Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience Opens In Downtown Disney”

  1. Garen Minasian on February 1st, 2018 9:18 pm

    This is really interesting and I might go check it out for myself! I really enjoyed the article keep up the good work!

  2. Tanner on February 6th, 2018 2:43 pm

    Im so glad i read this im totally going to try this out.

  3. Matt on February 6th, 2018 2:49 pm

    Wow. I’m already super excited for the Pixar upgrade at Disneyland’s California adventure, but I’m going to go into an excitement coma. This sounds so cool. One complaint I have though. You have to be 10 or older? Why? I’m 13, and my sister is 11, so it’s not that bad for me, but I think that’s a bit unfair.

  4. Lisa on February 6th, 2018 5:52 pm

    After reading your article I learned what the experience would like.

  5. Tim Wang on February 6th, 2018 7:48 pm

    I have no idea that they will hand out VR headsets.

  6. Britton Moore on February 6th, 2018 11:20 pm

    This is really good information to know when im going to disney so I know how long this will be and what I have to do Great article!

  7. Casey Ortiz on March 29th, 2018 6:44 pm

    😎👍

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