Next time you’re at Disney imagine being able to grab your lightsaber and go toe-to-to with some of your favorite Star Wars characters in an amazing virtual world! Lucasfilm announced today via press release that that are teaming up with VR start-up company THE VOID to bring a fully immersive hyper-reality experience to both Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs and Disneyland’s Downtown Disney shopping districts.
Dubbed Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, this new experience will provide guests with an opportunity to move freely and un-tethered throughout a Star Wars-themed virtual word while engaging with fellow participants as well as popular Star Wars characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion.
Though few details have been revealed about the actual experience, THE VOID created something very similar for Madame Tussauds in New York featuring a “Ghosbusters” theme. Check out this video for a taste of what might be in store for Star Wars fans:
Lucasfilm revealed that they are hoping to have the experience ready in time for the holiday season. Though details regarding pricing have yet to be released, the Ghosbusters experience in New York was offered at $20.00.
This comes hot on the heals of an announcement at this year’s D23 convention that Disney is also collaborating with Lenovo on a Star Wars–themed augmented reality project. Check out the details here.
The collaboration between Disney and THE VOID was announced last month as part of the 2017 Disney Accelerator program.
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