With virtual reality, users strap on wired head mounted displays and sometimes have accompanying headphones. Users see and hear the experience but lack additional sensory input, making for a sometimes disorienting or jarring experience.
In Hyper-Reality, digital worlds are mapped over physical spaces with added real-time interactive effects. This allows guests to live in their favorite games and movies. The physical and digital worlds are melded together using proprietary hardware that allows the user to move naturally and seamlessly through the experience. Guests that come through Ghostbusters: Dimension, that have used VR before, comment on how much more natural Hyper-Reality is.
In Ghostbusters: Dimension, guests are suited up in proton packs, guns and a headset and placed on a full stage built specifically for the experience. Guests then interact and engage with the physical environment through the lenses of a digital world. Essentially it’s the virtual world enhanced with reality.