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What are VR Experience Days?

What are VR Experience Days?

VR Experience Days are full of fun, exciting, immersive and fully inclusive games and activities for people of all ages and abilities. 

Welcome to a new reality…

Within a VR Experience Centre you will find a range of amazing, immersive and competitive gameplay and unique cinematic VR experiences. Virtual Reality (VR) technology creates new, digital worlds around us that we can interact with to varying degrees. VR experiences can make games and rides more entertaining and immersive, transporting players to worlds entirely separate from their own. Are you ready to experience the future of entertainment? 

Where can I find a VR Experience?

You can take part in excellent VR Experience Days at many locations in or near to your own locality. Find a centre close to you here and immerse yourself in a fun and exciting VR experience day now. There are thrill filled ImmotionVR entertainment centres located around the UK in London (O2), Brighton (Churchill Square), Bristol (Cabot Circus), Castleford (Xscape Yorkshire) and Glasgow (Intu Braehead) where you will find world leading simulators and technology creating exciting, immersive, competitive gameplay and unique, unforgettable, out of this world experiences for everyone.

Who are VR Experiences for?

VR brings people together and is great for all ages and abilities. Beginner or not, the aim is to offer something new and innovative: exciting, immersive experiences in safe indoor settings at a great price. Virtual reality experiences make unique experience gifts and are perfect activities for days out in or near your own locality, catering to different groups of people at different times throughout the day: parents and children in the morning, teenagers in the afternoon, young professionals or work events at night, and families over the weekends.

family virtual reality

What if it’s my first VR Experience?

Whether you have never tried VR before, want to give yourself a fright with a horror game or lose yourself in a convincing Sci-Fi adventure; top-of-the-range virtual reality experience centres have wide selections of games to choose from, including those specifically tailored for first-time players to experienced gamers, with single play games and shared experiences for family days out, groups of friends, work colleagues and school reward trips.

How long is a VR Experience?

Whichever game you choose, during your typical 15, 30 or 60-minute experience you’ll become the hero of your own world as you enter a convincing virtual universe using only a headset, pod and controller.

How much does a VR Experience cost?

Find examples of prices for a variety of games and experiences below:

What can I expect to happen?

At a VR Experience Centre you will usually find single player, paired and multiplayer games – occasionally team VR Experiences up to 10 players. Once you put on your VR Headset, your boundaries disappear and your virtual journey begins. From here the only limit is your imagination. Will you travel to the Moon or survive a zombie apocalypse with your team? Will you defend an alien invasion or swim with the world’s most dangerous sharks? The choice is yours.

Are VR Experiences safe?

A good tip to begin your first VR adventure is to opt for experiences that mirror natural body movement,  for example archery, laser shooting, or walking on the seabed. For interactive VR using Vive Pro headsets driven by a high-powered PC at a constant 90 frame per second frame rate and with natural player movement (eg – no flying) you will not experience any dizziness at all. 

A little dizziness and nausea may be experienced by some people when their movements are not matched to what they see in their VR headset (eg –  flying). If your unbelievably vivid and realistic VR world does become slightly too much for your senses you can simply remove your headset for a moment to re-orientate and then re-immerse into your amazing VR experience again. 

Are VR Experiences inclusive?

Definitely. VR is for everyone regardless of his or her interests, age, gaming experience and knowledge of technology. There are a huge range of games and VR experiences available to ensure that every participant finds something to their taste. Trained staff are usually on hand to help with any questions you may have or to provide instruction or explanation to support your participation. 

Are there any requirements?

There is usually a requirement for children under a certain age to be accompanied by a parent or guardian and there may be height requirements on some VR pods. Generally, for interactive experiences the recommended age is 8+ due to the size of controllers and weight of headsets, and for VR Pods the recommended age is 5+. 

If you have a pre-existing medical condition such as epilepsy, have any sensitivity to light or motion or have a pacemaker fitted, you should seek advice from a trained health professional prior to your visit.

What’s the current availability?

All UK ImmotionVR Experience centres are now fully open here for your enjoyment and are offering 15% ticket discounts for visits between Monday and Thursday. Blur the boundaries and fully immerse yourself in a new VR world from as little as £5!!!

What do you recommend?

The London Rollercoaster Tower by ImmotionVR at London O2 brings together world-class CGI experts, award-winning content creators, amazing storytellers and state-of-the-art motion platform technology to provide one of the most unforgettable, unique and truly immersive VR experiences on the planet. At the O2 you will also find an events arena and theatre, the Icon retail outlet, bars, restaurants, Cineworld, Hollywood Bowl and Oxygen Freejumping Trampoline Park. 

Take a look at some amazing footage here

Covid Notice

All VR Experience Centres will all be guided by local, regional and national guidelines regarding COVID-19 and upon reopening safety measures will be fully in place: headsets, seats and hand rests will be cleaned with antiviral disinfectant before and after use; hand sanitising stations will be available on entry and exit and staff will wear protective gloves and face masks at all times. A reduced number of people will be allowed into the centre at any one time to maintain social distancing.

Your safety is our priority | ImmotionVR

Spring into action with ImmotionVR

Spring into action with ImmotionVR

Amazing immersive VR Experience Centres reopening near you soon.

ImmotionVR are offering great price deals, exclusive virtual reality experiences and incredible state of the art motion pod technology in covid-safe centres around the UK from 17th May, 2021

We all agree that it’s time to have some fun, right! There’s nowhere better to escape from reality and have a real laugh with your friends and family than at one of ImmotionVR`s virtual reality entertainment centres. 

Check out these locations and book exclusive access for up to 6 guests

London (O2), Brighton (Churchill Square), Bristol (Cabot Circus), Castleford (Xscape Yorkshire),  Glasgow (Intu Braehead)

Exhilarating competitive gameplay and unique cinematic experiences in world leading motion pod technology with cutting edge virtual reality.

Unforgettable, out of this world ImmotionVR experiences for everyone

All UK centres will reopen from May 17th with covid-safety measures drawn up by an NHS Trust Infectious Diseases Specialist: all headsets, seats and hand rests will be cleaned with 70% alcohol Antibac spray before and after use; hand sanitising stations will be available on entry and exit and well trained staff will wear protective gloves and face masks at all times.

Cool things to do in Sussex

Cool things to do in Sussex

Most of West Sussex is made up of the beautiful South Downs National Park, but the whole of Sussex’s countryside is a joy to behold. There are elegant stately homes, fairytale castles, colourful gardens, crazy VR games arcades and Bloomsbury cultural connections. Immerse yourself in the amazingly realistic, post-apocalyptic VR experience of Half-Life: Alyx at Immotion’s Brighton Entertainment Centre or be as equally immersed in the charming and eccentric art deco history of Shoreham Airport.

The Royal Pavilion Ice Rink, Brighton & Hove

The ice rink at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton was developed and built by Laine Ltd in 2010 and has operated annually ever since. It is now one of the most successful Christmas ice rink attractions in the country, having welcomed well over a million people since its doors first opened. Image: visitbrighton.com

ImmotionVR, Brighton

Within this cutting edge VR entertainment centre you will find a range of amazing VR experiences like The Tower Roller Coaster that create immersive and competitive gameplay and unique cinematic VR experiences. Virtual Reality brings people together and is great for all ages and all abilities: family members from ages 8 to 80 can all enjoy the thrill of experiencing virtual reality. Book Monday to Thursday for 20% discount on all VR games and experiences.

Drusillas Park Zoo, Alfriston

Drusillas Park in East Sussex is widely regarded as the best small zoo in Europe: offering a fun-tastic day out that includes hundreds of exotic animals, from monkeys and meerkats to penguins and pandas. However, animals are only half the fun; visitors can also explore the large adventure play areas and meet their TV heroes!

British Airways i360, Brighton

Take to the skies to see Brighton and the South Coast as you have never seen them before! Glide up slowly to 450ft to enjoy breathtaking 360° views from the observation tower, conceived and designed by the creators of the London Eye. In a fully enclosed futuristic glass pod, enjoy views across Brighton, the South Downs, Sussex coastline and, on the clearest days, all the way to Beachy Head and the Isle of Wight.

Harbour Park, Littlehampton

Excitement for all ages right on Littlehampton’s award winning sandy beach.Take a spin on the Whirlpool Waltzer or ride the Ocean Coaster. There’s also a variety of rides for younger guests including the Sea Lion Spinning Barrels, Giant Slide, Aqua Boats and much more. Whatever the weather, Harbour Park has something to offer: visit and play in the Family Fun Arcade or let the children run free to play in the fantastic underwater themed indoor soft play area.

1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield, Battle

Visit the site of one of the most famous battles in England’s history – the 1066 Battle of Hastings where you can still see the very spot King Harold fell and discover the fascinating story of events behind that historic date. Explore the award-winning exhibition which brings alive the dramatic story of the Norman Conquest and its significance in the eventful history of England.

Fishers Adventure Farm Park, Billingshurst

The multi-award winning Fishers Adventure Farm Park is a much-loved family day out. Fishers offers a unique mixture of animal adventures, exhilarating indoor and outdoor play the whole family can experience. Fishers Farm has over 40 rides and attractions on offer for a jam-packed family day out such as Tractor Rides, Ghost Tunnel, Climbing Wall, Devils Dyke Descent, Adventure Golf, Pony Rides, Farm Shows, Indoor Soft Play, Quad Bikes, Go-Karts, Jumping Pillows, Fishers Castle and Maze, Merry-Go-Rounds and so much more!

The Observatory Science Centre, Herstmonceux

Spectacular hands-on science & discovery among the domes and telescopes of a world famous astronomical observatory. The Observatory Science Centre is one of the leading “hands-on” science centres with over 100 exhibits. As the former home of the Royal Greenwich Observatory, with its domes and telescopes, visitors can savour the unique atmosphere of a site where astronomers studied the heavens from 1950s to 1980s.

Wings Museum, Balcombe

Previously housed at RAF Redhill, the Wings Museum is now tucked away in an old barn on a pig farm in the middle of the Sussex countryside. Run by a dedicated group of volunteers, the museum tracks down World War II airplane wreckage and painstakingly recreates each crash site complete with faux plants and soil. In the “gift shop” you’ll be able to purchase sections of plane wreckage, engine parts, and even bullets complete with certificates of authentication detailing the crash site and those who lost their lives on board.

Millennial Seed Bank, Haywards Heath

Nearly 2 billion seeds from 38,000 species are stored and processed at this visitable facility. The Millennium Seed Bank forms part of Kew Gardens, and is set in a specially constructed facility in the elegant grounds of Wakehurst Place in Sussex. There, seeds from more than 38,000 species are stored in an underground vault large enough to fit 38 double-decker buses. In total, nearly 2 billion seeds are currently stored there, and while this comprises only around 10 percent of known species at the moment, there is sufficient storage for up to three-quarters of all plant species.

find something cool & unusual to do in Sussex for an unforgettable winter 2020 holiday experience

Things to do in lockdown London and beyond!

Things to do in lockdown London and beyond!

Where will you find your thrills as we emerge from lockdown in a COVID19 world?

At a VR Experience like The Tower Roller Coaster!

In light of revised cultural practices brought on by the pandemic, VR Experience Days are proving increasingly desirable to larger sections of society who; while simultaneously remaining socially distanced; are equally keen to brush off their lockdown cobwebs and explore their locale again, find things to do, enjoy/escape life and most importantly, laugh, let go and be thoroughly entertained. 

People are turning to immersive entertainment such as AR, XR and VR Experiences for the types of thrill they have been dreaming of though lockdowns; cannot yet re-access in real life and that hopefully transports them to entirely new COVID free worlds.

VR Experience Days will now have a substantial role in shaping our entertainment landscape. In the simplest terms, Virtual Reality (VR) technology creates new, digital worlds around us that we can interact with to varying degrees. VR experiences can make games and rides more entertaining and immersive, transporting players to worlds entirely separate from their own. And who doesn’t want a little escapism at the moment?

Consider the experience of riding The Tower Roller Coaster for example: flying around a track, shooting sky high, dropping into stomach churning turns, through tunnels and loops, all in the heart of your own city. As exciting as that may be, now imagine that same VR Experience pod potentially transporting you through prehistoric Earth or a fantasy world, complete with dinosaurs, dragons, or anything else the VR designers can devise. A ride like that can convince the most traditional theme park pro that they’ve been transported to a place outside the frame of their existence.

Typical VR arcade spaces like the ones offered by ImmotionVR include standard format VR cubes, a VR arcade zone, educational content, an augmented reality zone, and free roam zones to cater to different groups of people at different times throughout the day: mothers and children in the morning, teenagers in the afternoon, young professionals or work events at night, and families on weekends.

ImmotionVR is a UK company that fully recognises and understands the emerging desires and preferences of their customers: continuing to plough funds into new ImmotionVR technology and features throughout 2020 despite the impact of COVID lockdowns; developing a dizzying array of innovative games and experiences at its UK and US arcades and brokering multiple partnership deals around the world with major attractions including aquariums, zoos and museums.

A clear example of ImmotionVR’s intent can be found at their US Undersea Explorer Virtual Reality Theatre that opened on August 1, 2020 in partnership with Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. This 36-seat theatre and immersive experience centre features state-of-the-art, motion platform VR technology transporting guests to the ocean’s depths. In addition to the 2 VR experiences, Shark Dive and Swimming with Humpbacks, the experience centre features a full interactive pre-show including Shark Cage Selfie Snap, Humpbacks Revealed, Songs of the Sea and Shark Tracker where guests track the movement of sharks around the world in real time.

“With this installation, we’ve built on our VR experiences and expanded our offering to be a fully-realized immersive experience centre,
We think this will be a blue-print for our business as we partner with other aquariums, zoos, museums and other attractions.”
Martin Higginson, Chief Executive ImmotionVR

Another great example of Immotion’s partnership work was the exhibition “Yorkshire’s Jurassic World“, at  York Museum, UK where octogenarian Blue Planet broadcaster and naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, visited and fed a VR dinosaur – an installation powered again by highly immersive content from ImmotionVR.

“Sharing my passion for the natural world is something which I have done for many years.
This has been through different technologies, from the days of black-and-white TV to colour, HD, 3D, 4K and now virtual reality.”
Sir David Attenborough, National Treasure

 

Virtual Reality

In the simplest terms, Virtual Reality (VR) technology creates a new, digitally immersive world that you can interact with to varying degrees. VR can make games and rides more entertaining, transporting roller coaster riders to a world entirely separate from their own. And if the experience ever becomes stale, VR technology allows operators to revitalize the ride and create brand-new VR experiences through a software update instead of an infrastructure overhaul.

Augmented Reality

Unlike VR, which creates an entirely new world, Augmented Reality (AR) technology overlays digital elements on top of the real world. As the name suggests, AR takes the existing physical environment and augments it with digital assets, creating an interactive, extraordinary experience that’s grounded in the world we know. Many roller coaster rides already incorporate AR elements. At the rate AR technology is advancing, it won’t be long before it’s nearly impossible to distinguish what is real and what is imagineered.

Find your thrills at a VR Experience Day.

While accepting the effect of COVID19 lockdowns, Immotion maintains their trading has “continued to be encouraging” across sites that have operated when restrictions have allowed.

The UK firm notes that it will have all UK and US ImmotionVR sites and 16 UK partner sites operating all its attractions again by the end of November.

Immerse yourself in amazing games and experiences that transport you to anywhere in this world or beyond.
All from the safety of your local VR Experiences arcade.