Universal Orlando launching Halloween VR experience

Universal Orlando Resort is unveiling a cutting-edge – and terrifying – interactive experience that will blend custom virtual reality technology with real-life characters and environments to create a whole new generation of psychological horror. The twisted minds behind Universal Orlando’s award-winning Halloween Horror Nights have combined forces with Universal Creative, the creators of award-winning theme park attractions, to produce a next-level, immersive theater experience that seamlessly bridges live action and virtual reality (VR). “The Repository” is an exclusive, limited-time attraction with an entirely unique storyline that will pave the way for even more brand new, best-in-class experiences across Universal Orlando Resort. Throughout this extended, heart-pounding 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.

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.

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.

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