We first heard about a new virtual reality attraction that Lucasfilm was planning back in early August. While this new immersive experience, titled Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, may have flown a bit under the radar back then with all the Disney Parks news coming out of D23, it took center stage today as Disney revealed a great deal more info about it. In the Disney release below, we learn when the attraction will open and where it will be located, but before we get to that, let’s have a look at the new teaser video for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire:
Here is everything you’ll want to know about the new VR attraction from today’s Disney announcement (source):
Lucasfilm, ILMxLAB and The VOID Announce Tickets Are Now On Sale for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire Immersive Hyper-Reality Experience
BURBANK, Calif. – Tickets are now on sale for the highly anticipated hyper-reality experience, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire, debuting at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando on December 16 and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim on January 5.
Tickets for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire can be purchased now at www.thevoid.com.
FIRST OF ITS KIND HYPER-REALITY EXPERIENCE: Total immersion in the Star Wars universe.
Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will transport guests deep into the beloved Star Wars universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered throughout the multi-sensory experience with friends and family. In groups of four, teams will go undercover as Stormtroopers to capture Imperial intelligence vital to the budding rebellion’s survival.
“We are so excited about this magical collaboration between three boundary-pushing companies in the burgeoning out-of-home VR entertainment sector,” says Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at The VOID. “We can’t wait to share the experience of hyper-reality with everyone.”
“People have longed for a chance to step into the Star Warsuniverse and this incredible new hyper-reality experience will allow them to do just that in a totally unique way,” notes Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge, ILMxLAB. “It’s a group experience that evokes the senses in bold new ways.
Update January 4th, 2018: Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire has officially opened! Here is a quick clip form the Disney Parks blog about the new attraction: