It includes wax figures of Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wigg,
Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones' characters in the supernatural
comedy and combines virtual reality, interactive effects and a
physical set so fans feel like they are in the movie.
"Hyper-reality is blending the virtual world and the physical
world together. So imagine a physical set that's built and
you've got all of your VR gear on, you've got a proton pack,
you're carrying a proton gun," explained Eric Fluet, head of
marketing and sales of Madame Tussauds, New York.
"But all you're seeing is the virtual world, but if you see a
chair you can touch it and there is actually a chair there."
Sony Pictures and The Void, an immersive entertainment company,
teamed up with Madame Tussauds to create the experience.
The original 1984 film became a cult movie classic and spawned a
Ghostbusters: Dimension, the hyper-reality portion of the
experience, will open on July 1. The new "Ghostbusters" film
will hit theaters on July 14.
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