The VOID is Bringing a Star Wars Virtual Reality Experience to Disney Springs

Theme Park News

The VOID along with Lucasfilm and ILMxLab are working together to bring a brand new hyper-reality experience to Disney Springs in Orlando and Downtown Disney at the Disneyland Resort. The new experience, called Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, is expected to be open to the public as soon as this holiday season.

UPDATE:  Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire opening date announced and tickets on sale now!

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport you to a galaxy far, far away where you’ll be able to engage with friends, family and Star Wars characters through sight, sound, touch, smell, and motion. It’ll even allow environmental effects to be felt using Haptic feedback – melding the physical and digital worlds together. So, you don’t just see the Star Wars universe, you’re part of it.

See more details below about The VOID and how they merge real-life objects and tools with virtual worlds to create a believable hyper-realistic experience. And stay tuned for more theme park news and updates coming soon!

“At THE VOID, we combine the magic of illusions, 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.”

“At ILMxLAB, we want people to step inside the worlds of our stories,” explained Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge of ILMxLAB. “Through our collaboration with THE VOID, we can make this happen as guests become active participants in an unfolding Star Wars adventure. By combining Lucasfilm’s storytelling expertise with cutting-edge imagery, and immersive sound from the team at Skywalker Sound, while invoking all the senses, we hope to truly transport all those who experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire to a galaxy far, far away.”

You can learn more about The VOID at their website or from the video below.

No word yet on where within Disney Springs this attraction will be going. Stay tuned for more details about this exciting new experience and subscribe to the news feed to stay informed. Images by Disney

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