Dreamscape VR Experience at Westfield Century City
Written by Josh Hunt
If there’s been one constant over the course of my life, it’s my love for video games. So when my wife asked me if I wanted to cover the showcase of the new Dreamscape Immersive VR experience at Westfield Century City, of course I thought it had to be too good to be true. As expected, no doubt, it was a great time.
My friend Ryan & I arrived in the theater-like facility, and were treated to delicious appetizers & cocktails, while we waited to be escorted to one of three separate VR interactions. When it was our turn, the “guide” took us to a prep room, with 4 other guests, where you are instructed to strap sensors to your hands & feet, & put on a backpack. Then you enter the arena where you place your Oculus headset on, & your experience begins. Each session lasts about 12 minutes.
So far, I have only had the opportunity to test VR one other time, and it just so happened to be at a friend’s house who was working on the development of the first encounter we had tickets for- The Blu: Deep Rescue. (I found this out later for sure, but I knew it seemed familiar.) Without giving too much away, I will tell you, this adventure takes you to the bottom of the ocean to locate a missing blue whale. I never thought I would have the chance to really know what the deep sea looks & feels like, but this was absolutely breathtaking. The Dreamscape experience even makes the air around you feel like you are really there! Just being in the “control room” before your dive, & looking at your friends in their virtual dive suits, then giving them a high five, is one of the most surreal memories I will ever have!
There was a brief interlude after our first experience, where we enjoyed more apps & cocktails. Then, it was on to the Alien Zoo. Again, I don’t want to give too much away, but just imagine reaching out to pet what looks like a medium sized friendly dinosaur in your headset, & actually feeling something! This one is definitely going to be a kid favorite!
Unfortunately, we weren’t able to experience the third adventure- Curse Of The Lost Pearl (which appears to pay homage to Indiana Jones), due to a lack of time. This just gives me an excuse to go back! I think that VR is more than just a novelty, but you won’t really know until you see for yourself. I can imagine not too long from now, being able to import your favorite book, & relax with some music, while reading & floating on the rings of Saturn! Entire new worlds, & locations on this one that you may have given up hope of ever visiting, are now a short car ride away, in a safe, professional, & friendly setting, thanks to Dreamscape. You turn your head & there’s something new & amazing to look at. Not only can I not wait to go back, but I can’t wait to take friends & family the next time they are in town!
Dreamscape uses the most advanced VR technologies to create an entirely new form of mainstream location based entertainment.
Dreamscape is available for group bookings and private events.
DREAMSCAPE WESTFIELD CENTURY CITY
10250 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90067(424) 603-2948
Disclaimer: Westside Mommy was invited as a member of the media and to share our experience about this event. No monetary compensation was exchanged for this post. All opinions are honest and belong to the author of the post.