There’s about to be a new way to experience the “Star Wars” universe.
An attraction that blends virtual reality and real-world elements will open at the Disney resorts in California and Florida this holiday season, Walt Disney Co.’s Lucasfilm unit announced Thursday.
Lucasfilm and its ILMxLAB immersive-entertainment unit are working with the Void — a Utah company that already has made a participatory “Ghostbusters”-themed VR experience — to create the attraction, named Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire.
“Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire will allow fans to move freely in an untethered, social, and multi-sensory experience, including interaction with friends, fans, and Star Wars characters,” Lucasfilm and the Void said in a news release.
Hinting that the attraction would include things to hear, touch and even smell, Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative at the Void, said his company combines “the magic of illusions, advanced technology and virtual reality to create fully immersive social experiences that take guests to new worlds.”
The release did not say what characters or story lines would be featured, nor did it mention the price of admission.
The attraction will be at Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.