January 5, 2018 Lisa Beebe Disneyland 0 Comments The Void offers fully immersive virtual reality experiences, and it partnered with Lucasfilm and immersive entertainment firm ILMxLAB on their latest one, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. “Something as pioneering as this cannot be done alone.

It takes people with shared vision, but it takes people with lots of different expertise,” says Vicki Dobbs Beck, executive in charge at ILMxLAB. After launching in London and Orlando in mid-December, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire opened today at Downtown Disney in Anaheim.

The story is set between Star Wars episodes III and IV. On a viewscreen, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) calls on his fellow rebels—a.k.a.

Secrets of the Empire ticket holders like me—for help, urging us to take on a mission involving a mysterious package. Despite my lack of galactic battle skills, I couldn’t say no to Diego Luna, so I immediately suited up in a VR helmet and vest to do his bidding.

Just like that, Earth was gone, replaced by a world I’ve only seen in movies. Disguised as Stormtroopers, my teammates and I headed into enemy territory. Read more from lamag.com…

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