What better way to appease the teenager or tech enthusiast in your travel party than with a visit to VR World NYC. Dive into the immersive world of virtual reality right in the heart of the city. Located at 4 East 34th Street just a short walk from the Empire State Building, VR World NYC is conveniently located nearby many of Midtown’s top attractions.
Known as the largest virtual reality experience in North America, VR World NYC is a 15,000 square foot facility offering two floors of virtual reality options to explore. Visitors can choose from over 50 interactive experiences. Whether you are interested in warding off zombies, racing cars, flying high on a paraglider or doing some painting in the green room, VR World has an array of unique VR experiences to explore. Here is a sample of some of the most popular VR experience options:
Testing out your Zombie survival skills is a popular VR experience. Users will immerse themselves in a Zombie apocalypse where they’ll control weapons with life-like movement and explore a post-apocalyptic world.
Step back into Medieval times with this multi-player jousting game. Players will fight-the-good-fight in these exciting VR duos.
Users will slash enemies like orcs and dragons in an effort to prevent them from taking over Elven Town. Test your skill level as users try to keep Elven Town from being completely destroyed.
Explore your creative side in a new way by trying your hand at virtual reality painting. Create 3D brushstrokes and incorporate the use of stars and lights into your art as you utilize this 360° canvas.
Richie’s Plank Experience
Designed for the first time VR user, this part-scary part-fun VR experience will take players on an elevator ride up 480 feet. The elevator doors open to a plank but will you be brave enough to walk it?
Guests can expect each VR World experience to last between 5 and 10 minutes. Guests can choose the number of experiences or amount of time that best suits their travel needs. Choose a two-hour pass or a one-day unlimited pass. Prices start at $39.
Guests can experience the following VR World’s special features, available as add-ons with the purchase of a pass:
Moveo Flight Simulator
Moveo is the first of its kind to provide a free rotation VR simulator. Using state-of-the-art technology players are able to take their VR experience to the next level. Moveo is a trailblazer in the use of independent three-axis rotation, providing a full 360° rotation that will project users into an unforgettable VR experience.
Level of Horror
Be immersed in a horrifying VR experience as a patient in an insane asylum in this series of horror experiences set in three installments. Players will be strapped in a wheelchair as they take a terrifying tour of horror.
Users must be 7 years old or older to participate. Some VR experiences have a height requirement and some experiences do require physical movement. VR World NYC even offers a full-service bar providing a unique night out for users over the age of 21.
For more unmissable things to do and see, check out our guide to the best New York tours.