Sandbox VR set to open at Crocker Park this fall

Sandbox VR is set to open its first Northeast Ohio location this fall.

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Editor’s note: the video in the player above is from a previous story.

Sandbox VR is coming to Northeast Ohio.

On Tuesday, “the global leader in free-roam virtual reality experiences” announced that it will open its first location in the region at Crocker Park this fall. The location will feature four virtual reality rooms for gameplay, as well as a private party room for event hosting, with guests having the ability to choose between six exclusive immersive worlds designed by Sandbox VR’s in-house creative team of video game industry veterans.

“We are thrilled to announce that Sandbox VR is coming to Crocker Park, bringing a new creative addition of fun and entertainment for our guests,” Ezra Stark, CEO of Stark Enterprises, said in a release. “Crocker Park is a place to create memories with meaningful experiences and with Sandbox VR, the opportunities are endless with this interactive activity space. You can team up with friends and family, immerse yourself and escape reality with a whole new world right in your backyard.”

Added Josh Cole, SVP of Marketing at Sandbox VR: “Crocker Park is the perfect fit for our first Northeast Ohio location with its dynamic mix of shopping, dining, and entertainment. We’re excited to become a part of the community in Westlake. “

Sandbox VR currently lays claim to more than 25 worldwide locations, offering “a socially immersive gaming experience that provides players a unique combination of full-body motion capture and proprietary VR technologies that enable them to transform as they enter into their own action movie.” Equipped with a VR headset, a haptic vest, a backpack, and motion sensors on their wrists and ankles, participants are able to “see and interact with their team through VR goggles while they free-roam together to complete six experiences only available at Sandbox VR, which ranges from defeating zombies in a haunted mansion to participating in a family-friendly Star Trek space mission.”

Each session lasts approximately 45 minutes, with 30 minutes of gameplay. The Crocker Park location will be located in the spaces formerly occupied by Claire’s and Charles Scott.

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