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New Virtual Reality Experience is Now Open at Garden State Plaza

New Virtual Reality Experience is Now Open at Garden State Plaza

Dreamscape, in partnership with AMC Theaters, has expanded to the East Coast, bringing its VR experience to the NY metro area.

Dreamscape, the location-based immersive virtual reality company, has recently opened at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ. Launched in partnership with AMC Theatres®, Dreamscape is located within the AMC Garden State Theatre. The newest venue brings the company’s free-roaming and free-flying virtual reality entertainment to the east coast for the first time. Combining the emotional power of Hollywood storytelling with the excitement of great theme-park rides, Dreamscape’s revolutionary, full body tracking technology powers heart-pumping, dynamic adventures that offer a deep level of immersion. Pushing the limits of virtual reality, guests young and old (ages 10 and older) are invited to experience full sensory storytelling in realistic and interactive virtual worlds.

"Dreamscape was founded to be a place where people make lifelong memories by exploring fantastical worlds with their friends and family,” said Walter Parkes, co-founder and CEO of Dreamscape. “We believe in pushing creative boundaries, and Dreamscape VR combines premium technology with awe inspiring, breathtaking content to fully engage our audience in the experience like never before. We can’t wait to open our doors in Paramus so guests can enjoy our one-of-a-kind VR adventures.” 

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What You’ll Experience at Dreamscape 

Dreamscape’s Paramus location will feature three of the company’s most popular free roaming and free-flying experiences:

  • Alien Zoo
  • Curse of the Lost Pearl: A Magic Projector Adventure
  • DreamWorks Dragons: Flight Academy

In Alien Zoo, guests travel to a larger than life, intergalactic haven where they come face-to-face with endangered alien creatures from across the galaxy. Upon arrival, travelers experience the exhilaration of being able to play ball with exotic frog cats, pet majestic creatures, and, by working together, narrowly escape the galaxy's greatest predator. 

During The Curse of the Lost Pearl: A Magic Projector Adventure, audiences step through the screen to become part of a movie. Once inside this heart-pumping adventure, participants are challenged to unlock clues, escape treacherous traps, and work together as they discover the secret of The Lost Pearl. 

And finally, DreamWorks Dragons: Flight Academy will have riders climb onto their dragon and hold on tight as they go on a swooping, swerving, free-flying rescue mission to the Hidden World and beyond. It is up to each teammate and their class of eight other rookie dragon riders to save the day and rescue the village from invaders, while trying not to set their virtual world on fire.


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What You Need to Know About Visiting Dreamscape 

  • The full experience, from beginning to end, including check-in, gear up, and adventure time is about 35 minutes. Guests should arrive 15 minutes prior to their reserved time to check in. 
  • Dress for adventure. Wear comfortable shoes and avoid loose fitting clothing that could interfere with the sensors. A Dreamscape guide will help you gear up. You will wear a light backpack, hand and foot trackers, and a VR headset, that can accommodate most glasses. 
  • Guests who require a wheelchair must be able to self-transfer to one of Dreamscape’s specially equipped wheelchairs.
  • No photography, videography, or recording is allowed inside the adventure.

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Where is Dreamscape located?

Dreamscape is located in the AMC Theatres (level 2) in Garden State Plaza, 4000 Garden State Plaza, Paramus, NJ

When is Dreamscape open?

Dreamscape is open daily, 2-10pm. 

How much are tickets to Dreamscape?

General admission for each adventure is $19.99. During weekends and the holiday season, tickets for each adventure are $23.99. Participants are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance

Are there any restrictions for Dreamscape?

Participants must be at least 48 inches tall and ages 10 and older to travel with Dreamscape. Travelers younger than 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

What are Dreamscape’s COVID guidelines?

In line with government regulations, Dreamscape is following local protocols for mask mandates. Check with your local Dreamscape for the latest mask policy. 

For more information, visit dreamscapeimmersive.com, or follow Dreamscape on Facebook or Instagram.

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