Universal Orlando’s annual haunted event is famous for its detailed sets and live scareactors, but this year the park is taking terror into a new dimension with “The Repository” virtual reality experience at Halloween Horror Nights 26.
For Halloween Horror Nights 26, Universal Orlando Resort is unveiling a cutting-edge interactive experience called “The Repository” that will blend custom virtual reality technology with real-life characters and environments. The entertainment team behind Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights have combined forces with Universal Creative, the creators of award-winning theme park attractions, to produce an immersive theater experience that bridges live action and virtual reality (VR).
“The Repository” is an exclusive, limited-time attraction with an entirely unique storyline. Throughout this extendedg 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.
“The Repository” will be available to guests during select Halloween Horror Nights events, beginning Sept. 29 and running through Oct. 31. HHN admission, which is required. This limited-time experience can be purchased for $49.99 plus tax and will be available for purchase by calling 407-224-7840. It is not included in regular Halloween Horror Nights admission, which is also required. Universal Orlando Annual Passholders can purchase tickets beginning August 16. Tickets will be available to the general public beginning August 23.
WARNING: This is an intense experience not recommended for thrill seekers younger than 13 years old.