First Look at Harry Potter NYC Store VR Experiences

By 7/14/2021 06:53:00 PM , ,

If you are a Harry Potter fan, then get ready to explore the magical world in a new way! Two new interactive Harry Potter virtual reality experiences – “Chaos at Hogwarts” and “Wizards Take Flight”, are opening at Harry Potter New York flagship store on July 15, 2021.

Note: This post is in partnership with Warner Bros. Entertainment, who invited me to the Harry Potter VR Experiences. However, views expressed are always 100% my own.

We visited the Harry Potter NYC store for a preview of both #HarryPotterVR Experiences and LOVED them! If we could have kept going on the adventures all day, we totally would have.

The virtual reality was so well done. It really looked and felt like we were at Hogwarts Castle riding our brooms and helping Dobby.

A few things we enjoyed about the #HarryPotterNY Experiences included:

  • A full and exciting experience at a good time length. The adventures don't feel over too quickly.
  • You experience favorite parts from the Harry Potter films. Sorry, I can't tell you which ones. Trust me, you will be excited for them.
  • It's interactive. You can see and do tasks in the VR world. But can also see, touch and assist the other members in your group.

But it's not just about the VR effects, even thought they are awesome. The "experiences" was also outside the headsets.

The waiting area for both experience were decorated like scenes from the Harry Potter films. You can stand in a recreated King's Cross train station before boarding your train to Hogwarts Castle.

It's all so authentic feeling. Ready to experience yourself? Learn more about the Harry Potter VR Experiences and how to get advance tickets!

Harry Potter Virtual Reality Experiences

Created by WarnerMedia in partnership with the creative teams at Wevr and Keylight and VR industry leaders Dreamscape Immersive, the two adventures create totally new and unique experiences for fans.

The “Chaos at Hogwarts” and Wizards Take Flight.” virtual reality experiences can only be experienced at Harry Potter New York with a timed reservation. All guests must be at least 48 inches tall and 10+ years old. Guests under age 13 must be accompanied by an adult with a paid ticket.

Tickets are $34.00 per guest, and VR reservations include access to Harry Potter New York. Reservations are now available from July 15 to August 15 and pre-booking is highly recommended.

Both experiences combine thrilling action with beloved characters and landmarks into an immersive virtual world for the first time, allowing you a new real-time interactive exploration of the magical world of Harry Potter. Guests will be able to choose from multiple Wizarding World-themed avatars, allowing for customization of their Hogwarts house among other attributes.

Using state-of the-art wearable VR technology, including headsets, backpacks, hand and foot trackers, and peripheral wands that allow interaction with the virtual experiences, visitors will be able to roam freely through Hogwarts Castle, and fly through the skies of London.

  • Starting with your arrival at King’s Cross for preboarding, “Chaos at Hogwarts” guests take a magical journey to Hogwarts Castle and become part of the adventure. Up to 6 guests can explore the stage in a social free roam adventure surrounded by various haptics and special effects, all synchronized with the story experience.
  • “Wizards Take Flight” prepares guests for a flight adventure as they fly on brooms with the thrills of a magical wand battle against Death Eaters over the skies of London and free fly around the enchanting grounds of Hogwarts Castle.  Up to 6 guests are seated on their own physical broom, a first for fans of the Wizarding World, with their own station of haptics and special effects, all synchronized with the story experience.

The sensory effects and immersive virtual environment deliver a brand-new level of realism and adventure unlike anything fans will have experienced before.

Harry Potter New York City Store

Harry Potter New York houses the VR adventure pods in Harry Potter-themed staging areas, featuring an array of Wizarding World decorations and props. It's also the world’s only official Harry Potter flagship store in the heart of New York City’s Flatiron district offering an unforgettable experience for Wizarding World fans.

Spanning three floors and over 21,000 sq. ft., Harry Potter New York houses the largest collection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts products under one roof.

935 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
Entrances on both Broadway and Fifth Avenue.

Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sundays: 11am-7pm

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