Last week, we managed to get the opportunity to experience what The Void, one of Asia’s first hyper-reality centres had to offer in their Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire experience preview and it was quite literally a blast. Now, the Void is officially open for business.
Located at Resorts World Genting way up amidst the refreshingly chilly ambiance of Genting Highlands, the Void’s grand opening saw over 200 invited guests participating in the grand launch. The event saw the attendance of Craig Watson, Chairman and CEO of The Void, John D.Watkins, Jr., CEO for The Void Asia and Dato Edward Holloway, Executive Vice President of Leisure & Hospitality of Resorts World Genting. Also in attendance were Hui Lim, Executive Director and Chief Information Officer, Lee Thiam Kit, Head of Strategies & Operations and Brian Machamer, Senior Vice President of Theme Park from Genting Malaysia Berhad.
To add to the festivities, they even managed to rope in a cadre of Imperial Stormtroopers to grace the launch. For the uninitiated, the Void involves users wearing a customised VR headset and backpack and traversing unique worlds that interact with all five sensors. Essentially, there are physical props in a special arena that correspond to what you see and hear on your VR headsets. In addition to the Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire experience, guests can also play Ralph Breaks VR where you get to help the eponymous character and Vanellope deal with a an over zealous security system.
Tickets for both Void experiences are available for pre-order on www.rwgenting.com. Genting Rewards card holders can also enjoy free entry to Empire by Zouk including a free drink for those aged 21 and above as well as a free large Margherita pizza at Motorino on 7 and 8 December. Purchases for the Void throughout the month of December will also entitle customers to free entry to Empire by Zouk.