Universal Orlando are launching its very own walkround experience in VR for Halloween. The Repository utilises virtual reality headsets to offer an immersive experience like no other.
The Repository is part of Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights, which is due to begin on September 29th. The experience will set you back $50 on top of the regular admission price and will continue through to the end of October. The VR experience is produced by Universal in partnership with Bellevue, Washington-based VRstudios.
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Universal describe it as an “extended, heart-pounding adventure” that will let guests “explore highly thematic physical environments and interact with real-life characters – all while working in small teams to solve a dark mystery unfolding before them.”
Using technology isn’t a new concept when complimenting experiences at theme parks to enhance the thrill. However, the use of virtual reality is in its infancy but a lot more theme parks are beginning to use the technology to offer immersive experiences at its attractions.
“The Repository” is an exclusive, limited-time attraction with an entirely unique storyline. Throughout this extendedg adventure, guests will explore highly thematic physical environments and interact with real-life characters – all while working in small teams to solve a dark mystery unfolding before them. Universal Orlando is working with VRstudios (VRcade), a Bellevue, Washington company specializing in unique VR experiences. The company designed a first-of-its-kind VR platform to be used inside the experience.
Tickets for The Repository go on sale to annual passholders on Aug. 16 and the general public on Aug. 23.