Ralph Breaks VR: The Ultimate Virtual Reality Experience

While I was on my trip for the Ralph Breaks the Internet premiere ( read my “Ralph Breaks The Internet” Premiere Experience) I got the chance to experience Ralph Breaks VR.  I know you’re wondering what I am talking about here well I am going to do my best to put into words just how amazing this experience was.

About Ralph Breaks VR

Ralph Breaks VR is  the first of five hyper-reality experiences based on original Disney IP. ILMxLAB and The VOID are worked closely with Walt Disney Animation Studios to us the chance to step into the world of “Ralph Breaks the Internet.”

“At ILMxLAB, we are truly excited for fans to ‘Step Inside Our Stories’ by extending our award-winning creative collaboration with The VOID across The Walt Disney Company. Together, we will soon invite guests into other beloved Disney franchises where they can explore rich worlds, engage with compelling characters, embark upon heart-pounding adventures, and indulge the senses — experiencing the magic as never before,” said Vicki Dobbs Beck, ILMxLAB Executive in Charge.

“Designing the elements that pull you irresistibly into the unique world of Ralph and Vanellope has been an incredibly fun process,” said Curtis Hickman, Chief Creative Officer and Co-Founder of The VOID. “What we’ve created together with ILMxLAB is an astounding adventure that allows people to experience a unique extension of Wreck-It Ralph’s detailed characters, environments and stories. With this new experience we are able to truly showcase the capabilities of The VOID, allowing guests to once more step beyond reality.”

The Experience

With Ralph Breaks VR I really did step inside their world.  This was by far one of the coolest experiences I have ever done.  To get started you get into teams of four.  Everyone picks a card and that is the character you are during the expereince.  I had a pretty fun team if I do say so! Tessa (mamasgeeky.com), Tania (lolalambchops.com) & Patty (noguiltlife.com).  Tania and Patty both had characters with mustaches so that was pretty fun to see.

Once we were all geared up we were ready to enter the internet with our pals Wreck-it-Ralph and Vanellope.  You basically put on your gear as you can see above and you’ll walk into what almost looks like a maze area.  Everything changes once you put down your helmet and see the interactive world.

“There is nothing more magical than stepping inside a rich animated world – especially one filled with color, life, humor and delightful characters as is the case with Ralph Breaks the Internet,” said Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive in Charge at ILMxLAB. “The upcoming launch of this project marks another successful collaboration between ILMxLAB and The VOID, with the incredible opportunity to work alongside the talented teams at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Ralph Breaks VR is an experience that brings a smile to your face and the desire to have another go around with friends and family.”

This is one of those experience that you just have to do to truly understand how amazing it is.  We had so much fun.  The guns you see pictured above were actually something we added as we were going through the experience.  They shoots pancakes and ice cream it was so much fun.  Patty won defeating us all by a landslide.  

The best way to describe the full experience is magical.  This was like nothing I had ever experience and I am always looking for new technology and things to try out.  I have never done something that felt so real.  There were times I actually felt like I was really in the internet with Ralph!

When we were done we were all ready for round two. That is how you know it was a success!! Also, I have to mention as someone who always gets motion sickness this did not cause me any sort of ill feeling.  I was a little worried going into it, but I can happily say I had no issues with that.  It was so fun and I can’t wait to do it again!

About The VOID

The critically-acclaimed global leader in immersive virtual experiences, The VOID experience centers have marked a new frontier in interactive entertainment. Combining state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects, including touch and smell, with Hollywood characters and storylines, The VOID lets participants experience fully-immersive worlds that, until now, have only lived in the imagination. The VOID has eight experience centers globally, including five locations in the United States, two locations in Canada and one location in Dubai, U.A.E. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thevoid.com and follow @voidvr on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

About ILMxLAB “Step Inside Our Stories”

ILMxLAB was launched by Lucasfilm in 2015 to embrace the next truly transformative opportunity in entertainment: immersive storytelling powered by real-time computer graphics. The award-winning team strives to transition from storytelling to storyliving by using VR, AR and other emerging technologies to bring worlds to life and establish deep and intimate connections to characters. ILMxLAB develops and publishes premium, story-based immersive entertainment experiences for the home, theatre and public venues. For more information, visit ILMxLAB.com and follow ILMxLAB on FacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

The Geekly Recap

My Geekly Show girls and I were also able to also put together a video explaining the experience.  Check it out below:

Purchase Tickets

Ralph Breaks VR will be available at all North American VOID Experience Centers starting November 21st. For more information, head to TheVOID.com.

Ralph Breaks the Internet is in theaters November 21, 2018.

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