This holiday season, Star Wars fans will be able enter the galaxy far, far away with the virtual reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. The experience, which was announced on Starwars.com, will be located in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort and Downtown Disney at Disneyland Resort, and it will "allow fans to move freely in an untethered, social, and multi-sensory experience, including interaction with friends, fans, and Star Wars characters." ILMxLAB and THE VOID collaborated to create this experience.
Curtis Hickman, co-founder and chief creative officer at THE VOID, described the exciting Star Wars experience:
“At THE VOID, we combine the magic of illusions, advanced technology and virtual reality to create fully immersive social experiences that take guests to new worlds. A truly transformative experience is so much more than what you see with your eyes; it’s what you hear, feel, touch, and even smell. Through the power of THE VOID, guests who step into Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire won’t just see this world, they’ll know that they are part of this amazing story.”
Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge of ILMxLAB added:
“At ILMxLAB, we want people to step inside the worlds of our stories. Through our collaboration with THE VOID, we can make this happen as guests become active participants in an unfolding Star Wars adventure. By combining Lucasfilm’s storytelling expertise with cutting-edge imagery, and immersive sound from the team at Skywalker Sound, while invoking all the senses, we hope to truly transport all those who experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire to a galaxy far, far away.”
We still don't know if the experience will incorporate elements from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is set to release on December 15.