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Universal Orlando to debut Virtual Reality experience “The Repository” at Halloween Horror Nights 2016

in Events, Haunted Attractions, Theme Parks, Universal Orlando, Universal Studios Florida

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A brand new experience is coming to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights this year. “The Repository” will be a terrifying virtual reality experience that will blend custom virtual reality technology with immersive real-life storytelling, bringing guests into the next dimension of horror experiences.

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Read more in the press release below:

This is one of the most electrifying Halloween Horror Nights’ project I’ve ever worked on – primarily because it is the culmination of 8 years of experimental story-telling, drawing on feedback from our vast HHN audience to learn what thrills and chills them the most.

Throughout this heart-pounding, psychological journey, guests’ most personal and intimate fears will be tested as they encounter real-life characters in highly themed physical environments, while working together in teams of four to uncover a paranormal mystery told through the use of the cutting-edge technology. 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.

All of this is set in a centuries old warehouse where paranormal and supernatural artifacts have been collected and stored for hundreds of years. Recently though, the secretive organization behind this practice has installed state-of-the-art technology that allows spectral transportation into paranormal realms.

Until now, the supernatural has infiltrated our world on occasions labeled “hauntings.” Now, and for the first time ever, we will send you across the SDP (spectral dark portal) directly into those terrifying environments. I wish you a safe journey because what happens to you on the other side is irreversible.

“The Repository” can be purchased as an upgrade from your Halloween Horror Nights admission for $49.99 plus tax, per person. It will be available to guests during all Halloween Horror Nights events, beginning Sept. 29 and running through Oct. 31.

Universal Orlando Annual Passholders can purchase tickets beginning August 16. Check the Universal Orlando Annual Passholder Facebook page for details. Tickets for the general public will be on sale beginning August 23. Halloween Horror Nights admission is required. Check back on August 23 for details on how to book your experience!

Get ready for The Repository, because the door will soon be open to a mind-blowing paranormal experience like no other.

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.

 

1 Comment

  1. Mark

    HHN is great. No complaints there.

    This review is for the Virtual Reality Repository that Universal did for the first time.

    They claimed the experience would last one and a half hours. 30 minutes prep time and then 60 minutes for the Repository experience.

    The prep time was 10 minutes and the experience was 10-15 minutes.

    They hyped it to be a very scary experience. It was totally lame. Not scary at all. The houses were 100 times scarier than this garbage.

    They charged $50 for this and I felt it was a complete and total rip-off.

    I wouldn’t feel good paying anything for the Repository. It was not even worth my time and gas money going to the park.

    I left my remarks at Guest Services on the way out of the park. I hope they listen.

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