Have you ever wanted to step inside your favorite movie? Star Wars fans now have the chance to live out their fantasy and step beyond reality and into the iconic universe at Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire. The VOID, the pioneers of hyper-reality location based experiences, along with Lucasfilm and ILMxLAB developed the hyper-reality immersive experience that places guests inside the Star Wars universe, blending the lines of the physical and virtual worlds.
The 30-minute attraction transports guests deep into the new Star Wars galaxy allowing them to walk freely and untethered on an interactive stage where they to step beyond reality, engaging all senses where they can hear, touch, and even smell their new surroundings. Blending the physical with the virtual world, guests will feel the impact of blaster bolts, smell the smoke as they approach the fiery planet Mustafar, push buttons to solve an interactive puzzle to escape enemies, all while coordinating directly with their squad team in real time.
Designed to be socially interactive, this multi-sensory attraction is escape room meets VR with a storyline inspired by Rogue One. Reality and imagination mix to deliver an experience where guests engage in an interactive mission disguised as a stormtrooper. Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four travel together to the molten planet of Mustafar and sneak onto an Imperial Base. During the mission, guests will encounter familiar Star Wars characters as they navigate dangers and thrills at every turn.
The VOID Star Wars experience is currently running at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, CA; Disney Springs in Orlando, FL; Westfield London in London, England; and the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, CA. The newest location will open on April 27 at The Grand Canal Shoppes in The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas.
By Kinya Claiborne, STYLE & SOCIETY