Ralph Breaks VR is a new immersive virtual experience put on by The VOID. The VOID is the global leader in immersive virtual experiences and ILMxLAB, Lucasfilm’s award-winning immersive entertainment division, brings Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet into their system and I got to preview it when I was in LA last week.
IT WAS AMAZING!!!
I’ve played around with all different kinds of VR before, but never have I stepped into something that felt so real my brain was making me feel unsure of my footing. I kept telling my brain, the ground is in front of you just as it was before you put the helmet on. You are not 100 stories off the ground, you are planted firmly in the real world. But if you had seen me walking you probably would have been laughing. And it was sooooo fun. I love a good thrill.
In teams of 4, guests will break into the internet with Wreck-It Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz disguised as characters from the film called “Netizens” to play the newest, coolest video game ever. Ralph Breaks VR introduces two brand new locations, Dunderdome and Pancake Milkshake Diner, and a new antagonist, B.E.V. voiced by writer Pamela Ribon, which stands for “Built to Eradicate Viruses.” For more on this original hyper-reality story, watch the launch trailer here:
My friends and I put on the gear, which included a set of VR goggles, a boxy backpack, and later inside the game we got to use a plastic gun. We stepped up into the program and they loaded the images into our goggles. Then your imagination will take over because it feels so real. Like I mentioned above, I could not convince my brain that it wasn’t real.
Finding the experience for yourself may be a little challenging as The VOID only has 10 locations:
Las Vegas, NV
West Plano, TX
If you are near a location and have the opportunity to try it, I highly recommend you trying it.
About The VOID
The critically-acclaimed global leader in immersive virtual experiences, The VOID experience centers have marked a new frontier in interactive entertainment. Combining state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects, including touch and smell, with Hollywood characters and storylines, The VOID lets participants experience fully-immersive worlds that, until now, have only lived in the imagination. The VOID has eight experience centers globally, including five locations in the United States, two locations in Canada and one location in Dubai, U.A.E. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thevoid.com and follow @voidvr on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
“Step Inside Our Stories”
ILMxLAB was launched by Lucasfilm in 2015 to embrace the next truly transformative opportunity in entertainment: immersive storytelling powered by real-time computer graphics. The award-winning team strives to transition from storytelling to storyliving by using VR, AR and other emerging technologies to bring worlds to life and establish deep and intimate connections to characters. ILMxLAB develops and publishes premium, story-based immersive entertainment experiences for the home, theatre and public venues. For more information, visit ILMxLAB.com and follow ILMxLAB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
The VOID handle @voidvr, ILMxLAB handle @ILMxLAB and official hashtag #RalphBreaksVR
OH and Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters November 21st.