VR World NYC in New York, NY

4 East 34th StreetNew York, NY 10016
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Overview

Who knew you could transport yourself to alien worlds, mountaintops, or animated adventures from Midtown Manhattan? At VR World, you can do exactly that. Put on a headset and immerse yourself in a new world filled with excitement, movement, sounds, and ultimately, fun. From games to artistic experiences, VR World allows you to interact a whole new reality right from the heart of NYC.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our New York Travel Experts
  • Virtual reality experiences last between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the experience chosen.
  • VR World offers more than 50 virtual reality experiences to choose from.
  • Located in Midtown Manhattan.
  • Beverages are available for purchase.
  • Guests must be over the age of 7 years old to participate.

Description

from VR World NYC
Come to VR World NYC, the largest attraction dedicated to Virtual Reality of its kind! Experience over 50 Virtual Reality activities in our 20,000 sq/ft facility, from 360° art movies and music videos to multi-player games and captivating simulations.

Our unique curated content changes on a regular basis as we aim at satisfying both VR World first-time visitors and VR adepts alike. We’ve developed our space with social interactions in mind, perfect for a family or friends outing. You could compete to reach pole position, collaborate to destroy aliens, cheer and monitor your friend's attempts at virtual climbing (and falling!) and take breaks to enjoy refreshments at our café. You’ll be immersed in a new environment the second you try on one of our state-of-the-art VR headsets.

Located in the heart of Midtown, steps from the Empire State Building.
Open Daily.

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amavnyc
"I wasn't into VR before but I am now!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2019 NEW
I attended a vendor sponsored event at VR World a few months ago and had a great time. I came in a little skeptical, as my past experiences with VR had all been underwhelming. This was definitely not the case at VR World. The games are titles you can download at home, and the hardware (PCs, headsets, motion sensors, TVs, etc) is all stuff you can get off the shelf- but the package here is more than the sum of its parts. Using the expertly configured equipment in an optimal environment adds a lot to the immersion and to the fun. This was missing when I've tried VR at arcades or people's houses. I never thought Fruit Ninja could be such a thrill, for example. It was also a blast to revisit Space Channel 5 in VR. Shooting zombies in the four player co-op game with other folks from my industry was a treat as well. The staff were all friendly and helpful, particularly the woman who warned me about how intense the skyscraper walking simulation was! I'm looking forward to coming again.
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Risa923
New York City, New York
"5 star service!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 14, 2019 NEW
Loved everything about this place! Didn’t really know what to expect, decided to go for a day to take the 10-year old son of my fiancé. They offer A LOT of VR games which was great! Kept him preoccupied and entertained the whole time. Staff were very helpful as well, especially with the son of my fiancé. They are all very knowledgeable on all the games and just anything about VR and their company. I wish I got all their names, but I do remember Zoe, Addie, Solo and Kevin to be VERY helpful. Zoe was very pleasant, I’ve never played any of the games and she was very happy to teach us how to play the game. She even was nice enough to be my photographer while playing the game. Addie as well was very helpful and I love her energy! Very positive and the perfect attitude for someone working with people. Solo was very sweet with the son of my fiancé and really looked after him the whole time he played a game in her section. Kevin too was very helpful and has a great personality! All smiles and a very pleasant person. Really perfect for this industry! There was a man who helped us as well but I didn’t get his name, I do remember he assisted in removing the VR after the game and said, “welcome back!”. That statement was the icing on the cake! For some reason him saying that made me feel good about being back 😄 price was pretty good for 2 hours, especially with all the games you can play. Overall, love the place and their staff. They are all ready to assist you and are very pleasant. They are also very good with kids, as if I were at a VR daycare 😄
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kirstyhare1
"FANTASTIC BEST PLACE TO VISIT"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 06, 2019 NEW
Kevin,Michael and the team went above and beyond to make sure we had fun. They’re super kind and friendly. My son didn’t want to leave he loves it so much. Thank you for the best experience guys. Glasgow visitors.
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Jennifer A
"Great service and a fun time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 03, 2019
Went with a group of 3 people and it was an incredible time - especially with it being cold outside! Very short wait times, a lot of choices and types of games, and an extremely friendly staff. Special thanks to William "Will Power" for really making our experience a blast!
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Drmahmoudatef
"Terrible ...waste of money"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2019
Staff were extremely rude and seemed like they hate their job and if you dont like it they dont care. The zombie game was off the entire time we were there because the machines got too hot!lol racing game made you puke nobody actually finished it! The staff were very unconsiderate and they treat you like they are too good to be talking to you . Very pricey ! I was at a game and i was done playing and the staff that was supposed to be there walked off to do something, i kept calling for her and no response so i took my equipment off and another staff came and started yelling at me haha really dont go!! I feel like its too early for vr needs a couple more years and more professional people! Go buy a vr set instead;)
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Frequently Asked Questions about VR World NYC

What is virtual reality?
With the help of computer technology, virtual reality (VR) is an immersive experience in which users are teleported into a 3D World. The senses of hearing, touch, and vision are stimulated in the interactive world which the computer is the gatekeeper of. The users’ eyes are the guide and every single movement is tracked and the graphics react accordingly.

How does it work?
Users will wear either an Oculus, HTC Vive, or Samsung Gear headset. Each has a set of different experiences and teleports the user into an artificial world where the limitations are endless. Some experiences are completely hands-free and some require the use of controls similar to electronic games.

How many VR experiences can I try?
By purchasing a 1-day pass, guests have unlimited access to the 50+ VR experiences available.

How long is each VR experience?
Depending on the experience chosen, it can last from 5-10 minutes at a time.

Is there an age limit?
Yes. Guests must be at least 7 years old to participate.

If I am not participating, do I still need a ticket?
Yes. Every individual who enters VR World must purchase a ticket.

What are the hours of operation?
VR World is open Tuesday-Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday and Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Are food and drinks available to purchase?
Yes. Guests may purchase from a wide selection of non-alcoholic drinks, beer, wine, and liquor. No food at this time. Outside food and beverages are not permitted inside the attraction.

Are lockers available for rent?
No.