Vortex VR Arcade bringing virtual fun to the Falls

From Niagara Gazette:

The One Niagara Welcome Center is always looking to bring in tourists and now they’re taking a high-tech approach.

“We looked into developing an arcade,” said Joe Grenga, son of operating partner Paul Grenga. “We wanted it to be state-of-the-art with VR.”

Plenty of research and soft openings have given Niagara Falls the Vortex VR Arcade, located on the third floor at 360 Rainbow Blvd. It plans on hosting a ribbon-cutting and grand opening on Sunday, when it hosts a Halloween party from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The two flagship attractions are the Omni Arena and a VR dark ride. The Omni Arena has four people playing eight different VR games on omni-directional treadmills. The dark ride, as Grenga put it, is a seven-dimension experience with 3D glasses, seats moving in every direction, and even high winds going blowing participants.

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