Hersheypark Announces VR Experience for Hershey’s Chocolatetown
Hersheypark, the 121-acre amusement park in Hershey, Pa., and MajorMega, a Pennsylvania-based virtual reality studio and location-based entertainment company, today announced an all-new, immersive virtual reality experience planned for summer 2020.
Hyperdeck, MajorMega’s immersive, multi-player virtual reality experience, will be offered as part of Hershey’s Chocolatetown in summer 2020. Two unique, 300-square-feet Hyperdecks will create a dynamic virtual world featuring a full-motion floor and multi-sensory effects like strong winds, heat, and earth-rattling movements. The game continues outside as spectators help or challenge players via tablets stationed outside Hyperdeck.
The announcement was made at The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAPPA) Expo in Orlando, Fla., where attendees could enjoy a live demonstration of Hyperdeck.
“Growing up in Central Pennsylvania, our team has loved Hersheypark for years!” said Michael Bridgman, co-founder of MajorMega. “We are beyond excited by the opportunity to partner with a leader in the amusement industry and debut the Hyperdeck at Hersheypark.”
Hershey’s Chocolatetown is a new region at Hersheypark where guests can eat, play, shop and gather year-round. The $150 million transformational expansion is the largest in company history and a 23-acre development.