The site of the former Sears store at Oakbrook Center is being transformed into Sony Motion Pictures’ first-ever immersive entertainment destination, featuring worlds from some of the company’s most popular films, Sony announced Monday.
Wonderverse, a sprawling 45,000 square meter space, opens to the public in December at the popular suburban mall. Featuring installations from hit movies and franchises including “Uncharted,” “Ghostbrothers” and “Jumanji,” the destination will offer fans a “brand new entertainment experience.”
Guests will be able to participate in physical and immersive multimedia experiences, interactive installations, dynamic attractions and themed dining experiences, according to a press release. The massive complex will include escape rooms based on “Uncharted,” a “Ghostbusters” virtual reality academy with two different experiences, “Bad Boys”-themed racing simulators, “Zombieland” bumper cars and a “Jumanji”-themed virtual reality chase.
“Ghostbusters” fans will be able to mingle at the hidden speakeasy the Ghost Trap — and even raise a glass of liquor. Those looking for a different experience can choose between two other bars. The Commissary Bar, led by Pernod Ricard mixologist Jane Danger, will offer specialty cocktails and mocktails and light bites. Plus a “21 Jump Street” pop-up bar will be open for a limited time.
Wonderverse will also include the Commissary Restaurant, a full-service dining experience with a full menu of food, desserts and cocktails. While guests will be welcomed in early December, the official opening will not take place until January.
While admission will be free, attractions will be “priced for all to enjoy.” Specific prices have not been published.
Visitors are encouraged to book tickets in advance as availability may be limited.
Guests under the age of 21 will no longer be admitted after 19, as Wonderverse becomes an experience only for adults at 20. More information can be found here on the Wonderverse website.