What is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality, or VR, can be referred to as immersive multimedia or computer-simulated reality. It replicates an environment that simulates a physical presence in places in the real world or an imagined world, allowing the user to interact in that world.
I'm not a gamer, is vr for me?
YES IT IS! This new type of entertainment is designed for the masses. There are many types of games and virtual worlds to explore!
What is the htc vive?
The Vive is a specific brand of head-mounted display (HMD), controllers, and tracking peripherals, which allows the user to see and interact with the virtual environment. Infrared lasers and LEDs are tracked by each component, providing highly-accurate tracking capabilities to transfer your movement to your character in the game.
What equipment is available at magic realms?
Our VR setups feature state-of-the-art equipment to offer an incredibly smooth interactive experience along with large booths to ensure maximum immersion! Premium booths also offer the KatWalk Mini Omnidirectional treadmill which allows the player to virtually walk, run, jump, sit, and crouch in the game for complete immersion! Driving Cockpit coming very soon!
how do i book time at magic realms?
can i book more than one session in a row or multiple booths?
Yes! You can book as many sessions as your heart desires.
how many people can participate at one time?
Each station can accommodate one (1) person operating a VR system at a time. However, you will be able to share the space (and time) for your booking! We currently offer eight (8) standard stations available for booking. We also have a KatWalk Mini Station and a Driving Station (coming soon)
what kind of games can I play?
You will have access to a number of VR titles. So, within a single booking, you can decide what game(s) you want to play from our library! We have everything from the popular shooter games to art creation games and free exploration games. You can see a full list of our games as well as game trailers at www.magicrealmsvr.com/games
is there an age limit to play?
We recommend players be at least 7 years old. Anyone under 48" may not have an ideal VR experience due to the physical stature (height, pupil-width, etc.) necessary for an ideal VR experience. However, we will allow anyone to play.
do you offer birthday party packages?
Yes! Call us at (859) 360-6799 for more information.
is there a min/max height requirement?
Technically, there is no minimum height, but users at least four (4) feet or taller will have a better VR experience. On the flip side, any guest who is seven (7) feet or taller may also experience a less-than-optimal VR experience.
I wear glasses, do i have to take them off?
Not likely! The HTC Vive head-mounted display (HMD) accommodates the average pair of eyewear to fit inside while using the system.
are there any physical limitations that would prevent me from playing?
The optimal VR experience requires users to move their head and neck, and have use of at least one hand to interact with the environment. At Magic Realms, we can accommodate most skill, mobility and cognitive levels for a range of guests.
However, be sure to consult your doctor before using visiting Magic Realms if you have pre-existing serious medical conditions (such as a heart ailment), conditions that affect your ability to safely perform physical activities, psychiatric conditions (such as anxiety disorders or post-traumatic stress disorder), or if you are pregnant or elderly.
You should avoid visiting Magic Realms if you are subject to seizures caused by flashing lights, if you are sick, fatigued, under the influence of intoxicants/drugs, or are not feeling generally well, as it may exacerbate your condition.
what happens if i experience motion sickness during a vr session?
As with any motion-related entertainment, some people may be susceptible to unexpected side-effects during the VR session.
Should you feel uneasy at any point, we ask that you stop the VR session and inform a Magic Realms staff member promptly.