What do you do to keep VR World safe and clean?

When coronavirus hit the news, we  were ready. VR World has been a leader in hygiene for entertainment since 2017. We have installed rigorous cleaning protocols from the first day of operations back in 2017. Here’s a short list of why a trip to VR WORLD IS AN ESCAPE TO AN ISLAND OF PEACE.

  • Everyone is required to wear a sanitary face mask for use with headsets. It’s free and makes for some great selfies!
  • Headsets and controllers are disinfected after each use.
  • Employees are required to wash hands, wear gloves, and use hand sanitizer throughout the day. Guests are offered ample supplies and are encouraged to do the same.
  • Bathrooms are stocked with bactericidal soap and equipped with touch-less dryers.
  • Wet cleaning and disinfection is performed every night, seven days a week.
  • UV germicidal chamber has been installed for UV and Ozone equipment disinfection.
  • Attendance is tightly controlled to prevent overcrowding and operate with lower than usual traffic.


Do you have Happy Hour?

Yes!  We offer weekday Happy Hour specials at our bar from 5-7pm.

What is Virtual Reality?

Get ready for a life-changing adventure! VR is an immersive experience which teleports users into a 3D world. Activating your senses of sight, touch and hearing to engage in a completely interactive journey. The user’s actions guide every single movement within the experience, which is tracked through the latest cutting edge sensor technology. Whether you’re playing a game, solving a puzzle, competing in a race, or interacting with a piece of art, you’ll feel completely immersed. Our customers love to share their amazement, surprise and fun with us.

How is VR World unique?

VR World is North America’s largest immersive entertainment destination, featuring over 50 Virtuality Reality experiences, ranging from gaming to art and film. Tens of thousands of guests have already come through our doors and experienced how we transform VR into a memorable social outing that you’ll want to do again and again with your friends and family. VR World is all about Fun Like Never Before. But don’t take our word for it, come experience the adventure for yourself.

How long is each VR experience?

Each experience is different, but they generally last between 5-10 minutes.

Do children require a chaperone?

Yes. Any child 9-14 years old must be accompanied by a chaperone who is 18+ years of age.

Are all VR experiences included in the General Admission Pass?

Most experiences are included in our General Admission Pass. From time to time, we offer special features that are unique experiences that are available at additional cost. Currently, we are showcasing three special experiences that can be added to your general ticket:  “The Flying Jet”, a robotic VR simulator, “Escape the Lost Pyramid” an hour long VR escape room experience,  and “Arizona Sunshine”, a free-roaming zombie apocalypse multiplayer.

Do I need to pay, even if I am not going to experience VR?

Like other entertainment attractions and museums, every individual must purchase an admission pass to enter the space, even if they decide not to participate in the VR experiences. More often than not, guest who enter just as chaperones, undertake at least 1 or 2 experiences and are very happy they did!

Should I be nervous?

Not at all! We have highly trained VR Instructors who are truly passionate about what they do, and able to help guests with each experience. They will explain the content, set you up with the equipment, and cheer you on while you in play. Just let go and have a blast!

Do you have a reservation system?

Unfortunately, we do not. Entry into VR World is on a first-come, first serve basis. Weekends are usually busier, but everyone who wants to get in usually can with minimal wait times. If the wait for a particular experience allows, guests often take advantage of our fantastic cocktail menu and the mezzanine that does not require queuing.

Does the entire venue open at once?

Hours are as listed on the main page, but the club level opens 1 hour after opening and closes 1 hour before closing.

What are the most popular experiences?

Ever wanted to experience bullet-time (SUPERHOT), narrowly escape death by using your wits (I EXPECT YOU TO DIE), paint a canvas in 3D (TILT BRUSH), survive the zombie apocalypse (ARIZONA SUNSHINE), walk on a plank dangling 500 feet off the ground (RICHIE’S PLANK) or fly over the streets of Paris (EAGLE FLIGHT)? All of this and a lot more awaits you at VR World! And, if action is not your thing, you will find some amazing film and art titles on the mezzanine. Feeling creative? Get into Tilt Brush to create a masterpiece or experience the fluid poetry of dance (MOVE). There’s something for anyone to discover at VR World!

Are there age, height or weight requirements?

All guests must be at least 9 years old to enter.
Cutoff for tickets with children in the group is 5:00 pm. At 7:00 pm all guests must be 21+ years of age. Unfortunately, anyone under 21 after 7:00 pm will not be permitted to stay. Sorry kiddos!
Certain experiences (Flying Jet, Project Cars, a few others) are restricted to a maximum weight 220 lbs. and a minimum height of 5’2″

How do I get to VR World?

VR World is located at 8 East 34 St. New York, NY 10016, steps from the Empire State Building. Take subway lines B, D, F, M, N, Q, R, W to Herald Square or line 6 to 33 Street Station.

What are your social media accounts?

Check out what’s going on at @VRWorldNYC
on Instagram/ Facebook/ Snapchat/ Twitter/ TikTok


What is the difference between the 2 Hour Pass and All Day?

Unless otherwise specified, you have an all-access pass to any experience of your choosing for the time allotted. If you purchase the 2 Hour Pass, your Access Bracelet or QR code will become inactive exactly 2 hours after the first time you scanned your pass at VR bay. The All-Day Pass allows you unlimited time in the space with the ability to enter and exit as many times as you like. Many guests choose the All-Day pass for flexibility, especially on weekends.

What are your payment methods?

VR World is cashless! We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.

Can tickets be purchased at the door?

Yes! Tickets can be purchased at our self-service kiosks upon entry.

When do my tickets expire?

Tickets expire after 30 days from purchase date. There are no refunds for unused tickets.

What is the size of the venue?

Guests are always surprised by the size of our space! VR World has 3 levels and is approximately 12,000 square feet of pure fun.

Do you host private events?

We love to host events! Since our establishment less than 3 years ago we have been fortunate enough to host over 400 unique events. VR World has become a prime destination for corporate parties, launch events, team building excursions, birthday parties for adults and kids and lots of cool functions in-between. Contact our events department by filling out the Event Request Form!

Do you have food or drinks?

VR World offers a full-service bar. Grab a drink from our curated cocktail menu in between rounds of Zombie Hunting or after you’re done floating above the earth! We currently do not serve food, although there are plenty of great culinary options in the neighborhood before or after you come for adventuring with us!

Do you provide storage for my belongings?

Unfortunately, we do not have storage lockers. While, we do offer a self-service coat rack to use at your own discretion, we recommend that you travel lightly when coming to VR World.
A small bag that you don’t mind keeping on you while you play is an ideal option.

What do you recommend I wear?

Dress for comfort (and your own social media selfies!). These experiences are interactive and will get your body moving!

Can I wear my glasses while in the headset?

Yes! The headsets are adjustable and designed to fit comfortably over guests’ eyewear.

Can I order takeout and bring drinks with me?

Sorry, but no outside food or drinks are permitted at VR World.