Sony Footage is launching an immersive leisure vacation spot subsequent month known as Wonderverse on the big Oakbrook Heart mall close to Chicago with sights from the studio’s movie, TV sequence and video video games together with Jumanji, Ghostbusters, Dangerous Boys, Zombieland and Uncharted.
The 45,000 square-foot indoor area will host “a hybrid of bodily and immersive multi-media experiences, interactive installations, dynamic sights, and themed eating experiences,” Sony stated, from escape rooms and digital actuality and racing simulations to bumper vehicles. It’s a primary for Sony. All of its different initiatives are licensing offers, together with Jumanji with Merlin Entertainments, Columbia Footage Aquaverse in Thailandn and an Uncharted experience in PortAventura in Spain.
“Wonderverse is an thrilling enlargement for Sony Footage’ rising location-based leisure experiences,” stated Jeffrey Godsick, Sony Footage EVP of World Partnerships and Model Administration and Head of Location Based mostly Leisure. “Experiences like Wonderverse present audiences the chance to get pleasure from our manufacturers in new methods by immersing themselves in a few of their favourite tales.”
Highlights embrace Uncharted: The Pursuit; Ghostbusters Digital Actuality Academy: Pacific Playland; Zombieland Bumper Vehicles; Jumanji: Reverse The Curse; Dangerous Boys Racing Membership; The Ghost Entice; and 21 Bounce Avenue Pop-Up Bar.
The Commissary Bar, led by Pernod Ricard’s mixologist Jane Hazard, will serve specialty cocktails and mocktails and lightweight bites. Commissary Restaurant, led by veteran chef Scott Donaldson, will supply a full menu.
Company can preview Wonderverse beginning December 2023 forward of the official opening in January 2024. Entry is free with sights “priced for all to get pleasure from,” Sony stated. Wonderverse will change into an adult-only expertise at 8 p.m.
“We’re thrilled to be the primary location for Sony Footage Leisure’s Wonderverse and have it as our largest leisure possibility”, stated Tim Geiges, Senior Basic Supervisor of Oakbrook Heart. “We regularly hear from friends how they love our mixture of leisure, so we’re excited to supply a very new expertise for them to get pleasure from, particularly as we method the colder months.”