With the coming release of “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Break the Internet” everyone is feeling super sweet, including Disney! So much so that they’ve developed a new attraction in both Disney Springs at Walt Disney World and the Downtown Disney District at Disneyland to accompany the film which will release November 21st.
Earlier in the year, Disney announced that they were teaming up with ILMxLAB and the VOID to bring a stand-alone, hyper-experience, VR experience to Disney properties. If you’re unfamiliar ILMxLAB, they are Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division! Enough said, right?
The new VR experience, entitled “Ralph Breaks VR”, is a hyper-realistic VR encounter that allows teams of four to “break into the internet” while playing as Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz. Guests (rather Ralph and Vanellope) will be disguised as “Netizens” in this multi-sensory adventure. New characters such as B.E.V (Built to Eradicate Viruses) and unfamiliar locations not featured in the films (Dunderdome and Pancake Milkshake Diner) will give guests a brand-new, never seen experience to enjoy.
Vicki Dobbs Beck, Executive in Charge of ILMxLAB was quoted as saying, “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. 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.”
Cheif-Creative Officer and CoFounder of the VOID, Curtis Hickman, had this to say about the exciting new experience, “Designing the elements that pull you irresistibly into the unique world of Ralph and Vanellope has been an incredibly fun process. 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.”
The exhilarating encounter is set to open along with the film’s premiere on November 21st. The good news? You can purchase tickets as of today! A couple of notes: Guests for the experience must be at least 48″ tall and 10 years old. Information regarding the attraction and tickets purchasing options can be found at The Void.com.
It is worth noting, that a similar experience provided by ILMxLAB, “Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire” will remain in operation as well. Times for the event can also be found on the Void’s website.
So, get over to Disney Springs or the Downtown Disney District on November 21st and satisfy that sweet-tooth. Catch the new film, and then strap in for what’s sure to be a one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experience.