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Go from defending your castle with a bow and arrows, to fighting off zombie hordes, to defending the galaxy alongside your friends, all without leaving the mall! VR Wonderland is St Catharines top Virtual Reality Arcade, located in the Pen Centre. We offer VR experiences suitable for all ages. Our arcade features the cutting-edge HOLOGATE technology, where you and 3 of your friends can compete in multiplayer cooperative or head-to-head gaming in the same shared space.
What Is Virtual Reality?
Virtual reality (or 'VR') is an interactive, computer-generated experience that takes place within a simulated environment, that incorporates auditory, visual and other types of sensory feedback.
Why experience VR?
Attempting Virtual Reality for the first time can be a eye-opening experience! Today's advanced graphic technology allows users to be completely immersed in the game or film of their choosing. Try something you'd never be able to do normally - all within the safe confines of our booth!
What System Do You Use?
VR Wonderland uses 2 distinct systems:
- For standard Virtual Reality games and Virtual Reality films, you'll use the HTV Vive virtual reality system. The Viva uses "room scale" tracking technology, allowing the user to move in 3D space, and uses motion-tracked handheld controllers to interact with the environment.
- VR Wonderland also has the exciting new HOLOGATE technology. HOLOGATE allows up to 4 users to compete or co-operate in multiplayer VR action within a shared space. HOLOGATE games offer 5-10 minutes of physically engaging activity.
Is It Safe?
It is! The vast majority of people have no issues playing Virtual Reality games. A few may experience minor motion sickness symptoms - but the beauty of VR is, you can always simply take off your headset and take a break. If you're worried about over-exerting yourself, you can always try one of our enjoyable VR films to get the amazing High-definition VR experience without the activity level of a game.
How Much Does It Cost?
Head over to our Book Now page to see our prices!
What Is HOLOGATE?
HOLOGATE lets you and your friends go on an exhilarating adventure in a new reality. Fight robots, dragons and zombies, throw a virtual snow ball or bond together and try to escape a sinking submarine. Step inside this high-end system and you will forget about pixels and technology as soon as you put on the headset. The intense graphics on the 90fps headset make every motion feel real; no lagging, no buffering, and no motion sickness. VR Wonderland at the Pen Centre is lucky enough to have one of only 4 HOLOGATE systems in Canada!
What Games Are Available?
Our library of virtual reality games is always growing. If you don't see a game you want to try - just ask! We'll look into adding it to our collection.
Types of game?
We have games of every genre for every member of the family. Want to fight of robot ninjas with a high-power blaster? We have that. Want to take on your friends in a virtual snowball fight? We have that. Want to see a breathtaking view of nature's great wonders? We offer that too!
Why should I come to VR Wonderland?
The real question is - why SHOULDN'T you come to VR Wonderland? We're a quick, fun break from your shopping, or an intense afternoon of physical gaming with your friends, or a great group outing on a rainy evening!
Can I play with my friends?
For sure. The HOLOGATE system allows for both head-to-head or co-operative gaming. So whether you want to team up with your friends, or challenge them to see who is best - you can!
How many people can play at one time?
Currently, HOLOGATE supports 4 players at once.
Is there an age limit?
There is no minimum age to play, and we have many games that are suitable for children as young as 5, as long as they meet the height requirement.
Any height requirement?
You must be at least 4 feet tall to enjoy our space properly.
Can I wear glasses?
Of course! All our VR systems are made with glasses-wearers in mind. However,
How do I book time?
Come up to our desk in the Pen Centre and ask about booking time. We'll be adding a Online Booking feature very soon so you can save time and start gaming as soon as you arrive!
Do I have to book ahead or can I walk in?
Most of our customers walk in and get playing as soon as a system is available. However, if you want to book ahead, an Online Booking feature will be added soon.
What happens if I experience any motion sickness or any discomfort while using a VR system?
If you experience any discomfort while playing one of our games, just raise your hand and one of our staff members will help you take off your VR headset, get your bearings, and feel better!