New Virtual Reality experience debuting at Halloween Horror Nights

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Virtual reality has been growing in popularity very rapidly and Universal is looking to monetize off of this trend. Universal Creative, Halloween Horror Nights, and VRstudios have come together to build a cutting-edge “interactive experience” blending virtual reality, real-life characters and environments with “The Repository.”

“The Repository” will be exclusive to only Halloween Horror Nights, meaning it will only be around for a limited time – and not even the entire event! Guests will explore “highly thematic physical environments and interact with real-life characters – all while working in small teams to solve a dark mystery unfolding before them.”

Universal Orlando Resort is unveiling a cutting-edge – and terrifying – interactive experience that will blend custom virtual reality technology with real-life characters and environments to create a whole new generation of psychological horror. The twisted minds behind Universal Orlando’s award-winning Halloween Horror Nights have combined forces with Universal Creative, the creators of award-winning theme park attractions, to produce a next-level, immersive theater experience that seamlessly bridges live action and virtual reality (VR). “The Repository” is an exclusive, limited-time attraction with an entirely unique storyline that will pave the way for even more brand new, best-in-class experiences across Universal Orlando Resort. Throughout this extended, heart-pounding adventure, guests will explore highly thematic physical environments and interact with real-life characters – all while working in small teams to solve a dark mystery unfolding before them. Universal Orlando is working with VRstudios (VRcade), a Bellevue, Washington company specializing in unique VR experiences. The company designed a first-of-its-kind VR platform to be used inside the experience.
Universal Orlando Resort is unveiling a cutting-edge – and terrifying – interactive experience that will blend custom virtual reality technology with real-life characters and environments to create a whole new generation of psychological horror.
The twisted minds behind Universal Orlando’s award-winning Halloween Horror Nights have combined forces with Universal Creative, the creators of award-winning theme park attractions, to produce a next-level, immersive theater experience that seamlessly bridges live action and virtual reality (VR).
“The Repository” is an exclusive, limited-time attraction with an entirely unique storyline that will pave the way for even more brand new, best-in-class experiences across Universal Orlando Resort. Throughout this extended, heart-pounding adventure, guests will explore highly thematic physical environments and interact with real-life characters – all while working in small teams to solve a dark mystery unfolding before them. Universal Orlando is working with VRstudios (VRcade), a Bellevue, Washington company specializing in unique VR experiences. The company designed a first-of-its-kind VR platform to be used inside the experience.

Universal hopes that this will pave the way for even more brand new experiences. This isn’t the first time that VR has been found in a Universal park. Shortly before the re-opening of The Incredible Hulk Coaster, guests were able to test out a virtual reality experience of the extreme coaster to see some of the updates and changes.

Now for the details on this new virtual reality experience. “The Repository” will be available on select Halloween Horror Night dates beginning September 29 and running through October 31. It can be purchased for $49.99 plus tax and will be available for purchase by calling 407-224-7840. Halloween Horror Nights admission is also required. Universal Orlando Annual Passholders can purchase tickets beginning August 16 and the general public can purchase tickets beginning August 23.

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