Included in the cost of admission, the Ghostbusters Experience is a multi-layered and sensory environment immersing you into a fantastical and spirited world, inspired by the 2016 film.
From the eerie underground tracks of the NYC subway to the basement of a haunted mansion to Ghostbusters Headquarters to the streets of Times Square, brace yourself for several spooks and even catch a ride on Ecto-2.
Armed with insider tips and tricks, you’ll eventually be given the chance to capture your own ghost with the famed spirit hunters!
Using a combination of virtual reality, real-time interactive effects, and a physical set, you’ll become a Ghostbuster and blast your way through a ghost-infested apartment complex with your own proton pack and gun.
This marks THE VOID's first public installation premiering here, at Madame Tussauds New York! THE VOID has received rave reviews from Time, BBC, Wired, FastCompany, Forbes, Tech Insider, and Popular Mechanics.
- The Verge
- Ivan Reitman, Co-Founder Ghost Corps
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Ghostbusters: Dimension and The Ghostbusters Experience are now open!
The Ghostbusters Experience, included in the cost of general admission, is an immersive walk-through where guests experience elements of the movie firsthand. The Ghostbusters: Dimension is a virtual reality experience where you suit up and zap and trap ghosts just like a Ghostbuster saving NYC.
This "hyper-reality" experience combines real-time interactive effects on a physical set and virtual reality technology designed by THE VOID that enables you to experience what it is like to be a Ghostbuster, tracking and trapping a supernatural foe through a New York apartment complex with a proton pack and gun.
It lasts 10-15 min with suit up and suit down.
Yes, it is possible to go through more than once. Repeating your experience would require paying the $20 upgrade fee on-site. Please note, this would be pending availability as the experience can only accommodate a certain number of participants per hour.
The Ghostbusters: Dimension ticket includes the Ghostbusters: Dimension, Ghostbusters Experience and general admission to Madame Tussauds New York. We strongly encourage purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit. They can also be purchased at the admissions desk upon arrival or at the experience itself.
Tickets for Madame Tussauds New York start at $29 online. Tickets inclusive of Ghostbusters: Dimension are $55 online.
All participants must be at least 48” tall. Additionally, we recommend that all participants are at least 13 years of age. Guests under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign the waiver.
No. Ghostbusters: Dimension requires an upgraded ticket. We strongly encourage purchasing tickets online in advance of your visit. They can also be purchased at the admissions desk upon arrival or at the experience itself.
Groups of up to 3 can go through together. The more people you have in your group, the better it is.
Madame Tussauds New York in its entirety takes approximately 90 minutes. The Ghostbusters Experience will take approximately 10-20 minutes to walk through. Ghostbusters: Dimension is a 10-15 minute experience with minimal wait times depending on how many people are in the attraction.
Videography and photography are prohibited beyond the stage entrance for safety and proprietary reasons.
Feel free to take any photos and video you want outside the Ghostbusters: Dimension stage and throughout Madame Tussauds.
Ghostbusters: Dimension isn’t like other virtual reality systems you might have heard of. It is a full-body simulation, and it is completely wireless. You’re not seated like you are in most Oculus Rift experiences. You’re not standing and walking in a tiny cube like you are with the HTC Vive. Within Ghostbusters: Dimension you are free to go wherever you want within the bounds of the simulation.
With virtual reality, users strap on wired head mounted displays and sometimes have accompanying headphones. Users see and hear the experience but lack additional sensory input, making for a sometimes disorienting or jarring experience.
In Hyper-Reality, digital worlds are mapped over physical spaces with added real-time interactive effects. This allows guests to live in their favorite games and movies. The physical and digital worlds are melded together using proprietary hardware that allows the user to move naturally and seamlessly through the experience. Guests that come through Ghostbusters: Dimension, that have used VR before, comment on how much more natural Hyper-Reality is.
In Ghostbusters: Dimension, guests are suited up in proton packs, guns and a headset and placed on a full stage built specifically for the experience. Guests then interact and engage with the physical environment through the lenses of a digital world. Essentially it’s the virtual world enhanced with reality.