Sony Pictures Unveils Wonderverse: An Immersive Entertainment Destination
Sony Pictures Entertainment is set to make a significant mark in the world of immersive entertainment with the launch of Wonderverse, an expansive destination that features a range of films, series, and video games from the company. While Ghostbusters takes center stage, Wonderverse aims to offer a truly immersive experience for visitors.
Located in Chicago, Wonderverse spans an impressive 45,000 square feet and promises to captivate visitors with its unique attractions. One of the main highlights is the HOLOGATE’s Ghostbusters VR Academy, which offers two game modes. In “Arena,” players can train to become a Ghostbuster by utilizing a virtual Proton Pack. On the other hand, “Blitz” puts players behind the wheel of the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle as they navigate through a city filled with spectral threats.
To further enhance the overall experience, Wonderverse also features a full-service restaurant and bar. Inside, visitors can find The Ghost Trap, a speakeasy with a Ghostbusters theme. Additionally, guests can explore the Wonderverse store, which offers a wide range of exclusive merchandise, including a Ghostbusters II-inspired Ray’s Occult Books t-shirt. According to Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of global partnerships and brand management at Sony Pictures, the store offers unique designs that cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Although Ghostbusters is the centerpiece, Wonderverse also offers a variety of other attractions. Visitors can enjoy a Pacific Playground arcade and bumper cars inspired by Zombieland, take part in a Bad Boys racing simulator, visit a limited 21 Jump Street pop-up bar, experience Uncharted escape rooms, and immerse themselves in a Jumanji VR experience.
According to Godsick, Wonderverse represents an exciting expansion for Sony Pictures’ portfolio of location-based entertainment experiences. He believes that such experiences allow audiences to engage with their favorite stories in new and immersive ways.
Wonderverse, situated within the Oakbrook Center on the outskirts of Chicago, is set to have a soft launch next month, with the official opening date in January yet to be confirmed. While admission to Wonderverse is complimentary, separate pricing will be in place for the various attractions, ensuring that visitors can choose the experiences that interest them most. Sony Pictures is hopeful that Wonderverse will create a lasting impact and provide entertainment enthusiasts with an unforgettable experience like no other.
Q: What is Wonderverse?
A: Wonderverse is an expansive destination in Chicago that features a range of films, series, and video games from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Q: What are the main attractions at Wonderverse?
A: One of the main attractions is the HOLOGATE’s Ghostbusters VR Academy, where players can train to become a Ghostbuster or navigate through a city as they drive the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle. There is also a full-service restaurant and bar, a speakeasy with a Ghostbusters theme, a store with exclusive merchandise, a Pacific Playground arcade, bumper cars inspired by Zombieland, a Bad Boys racing simulator, a limited 21 Jump Street pop-up bar, escape rooms inspired by Uncharted, and a Jumanji VR experience.
Q: When will Wonderverse officially open?
A: The official opening date for Wonderverse has yet to be confirmed, but there will be a soft launch next month.
Q: How much does admission to Wonderverse cost?
A: Admission to Wonderverse is complimentary, but there will be separate pricing for the various attractions.
– Wonderverse: An expansive destination in Chicago that features a range of films, series, and video games from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
– Ghostbusters VR Academy: An attraction at Wonderverse where players can train to become a Ghostbuster or drive the iconic Ecto-1 vehicle in virtual reality.
– Ecto-1: The iconic vehicle used by the Ghostbusters in the Ghostbusters movie franchise.
– Proton Pack: A fictional device used by the Ghostbusters to capture ghosts in the Ghostbusters movie franchise.
– HOLOGATE: A company that specializes in virtual reality attractions and experiences.
– Speakeasy: A bar or nightclub that operated illegally during the Prohibition era in the United States.