Disney park guests are going to get to visit the world of Star Wars a little earlier than anyone expected.
The Void announced today that Virtual Reality experiences based on the Star Wars Universe will be coming to Disneyland and Disney World this year.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will “plunge guests directly into the iconic Star Wars galaxy.”
From the announcement blog.thevoid.com:
We couldn’t be more excited to announce the production of our newest hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. This first-of-its kind Star Wars experience is being produced by the world-class teams at Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB in collaboration with the team here at The VOID. Soon you’ll have the opportunity to step beyond reality into a galaxy far, far away!
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will plunge guests directly into the iconic Star Wars galaxy. They will move freely throughout the untethered, social, and multi-sensory Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire experience in a way that allows them to interact and engage with friends, family and Star Wars characters. This ground-breaking experience will open to the public at two new VOID Experience Centers at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort and Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort beginning this holiday season.
“At The VOID, we combine the magic of illusion, advanced technology and virtual reality to create fully immersive social experiences that take guests to new worlds,” said Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “A truly transformative experience is so much more than what you see with your eyes; it’s what you hear, feel, touch, and even smell. Through the power of The VOID, guests who step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire won’t just see this world, they’ll know that they are part of this amazing story.”