Over the past few years, we’ve watched virtual reality become a growing part of the haunted attraction industry. From Delusion to Into the Black, more and more haunts are using VR to augment the guest experience. So it’s only natural that stand-alone VR experiences are tapping into the market by creating horror-themed seasonal experiences to coincide with the haunt season.
The latest entry into this field comes from the award-winning Hollow Studios and their Jack the Ripper–themed virtual haunted house, which can be experienced at Mountasia Family Fun Center in Santa Clarita, CA. This immersive VR experience transports groups of up to 4 people back to 1888, where Jack the Ripper is on the rampage. Guests will have to work together while exploring the mysterious wax house to find clues to solve the mystery of the Ripper’s identity.
Coming this fall for a limited time only: Experience the latest in virtual reality technology in Jack The Ripper Virtual Reality Haunted House at Mountasia Family Fun Center in Santa Clarita, California. The brand new state-of-the-art multi-sensory virtual reality (VR) experience from Hollow Studios invites guests into one of history’s greatest mysteries. Guests in groups of up to four will be transported back in time to 1888, during what the newspapers of the time coined, “The Autumn of Terror”. A time when Jack The Ripper roamed the streets striking fear in the heart of Whitechapel, London. Before suiting up in VR headsets, guests first enter an old dark London alleyway where they are recruited as assistants to a Scotland Yard detective. Media based effects tell the backstories of Jack The Ripper and the mysterious Wax House. Once inside, guests search through the creepy old abandoned wax museum looking for items and clues in hopes of answering the same question that has been on the minds of many for over a century: “Who was Jack the Ripper?”
This multi-sensory virtual experience will be part haunted house and part escape room. Guests will have 30 minutes to explore the VR world, where they will have to search for clues (for example, by picking up and holding objects, opening drawers) with the goal of escaping before they become the Ripper’s next victims.
Jack the Ripper Virtual Reality Haunted House is open NOW through October 31 every Friday through Sunday. To purchase tickets, visit www.HollowZone.com. In the meantime, check out the trailer: