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You reminded me of a story... (of course)...

July 10, 2018 12:42PM
but first... your sim. WOWEE WOZER! THAT LOOKS INCREDIBLE... I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to experience that.

My tale: This last Memorial Day weekend I spent at Disneyland... outside the park is "Downtown Disney" with various store, restaurants, live music, etc. One the business's is a virtual reality experience... modeled on "Star Wars". 3 of my grandson's, (avid gamers, and this will come into play in this tale shortly), did it with me. It was really entertaining, and I loved it.

You put on a helmet with the VR Visor, a vest.... and everything you see is part of the Star Wars world... including yourself. My grandson's were all storm troopers as was I.

So we begin the adventure... at first your just going "Wow, look at that, look at you, look at me"..... as you navigate thru the course... it's not a 'ride', you walk it... with cliffs and such like in your Sim.

The 'Theme' of the experience is to do something.... I can't really tell you what because I'm hard of hearing and couldn't understand a word the "Bot" was telling us our quest was. We get our 'assignment' and then enter a room that has "Blasters". Welllllllllllllllllllllllllll.....

My grandson's saw those Blasters and IT WAS ON.... they snatched them up like I go chips and salsa. Then they proceeded to shoot everything that moved, friend or foe, and anything that didn't move... targets included each other... which were quite the visual display as thru the VR Visor you could see sparks fly off helmets when shot. I was out of my element, they were games... it just came naturally to them.... for me it was 'pride'... by that I mean...

Some of the 'bad guys' were difficult shots.... I've shot guns my entire life... and I'm not a great marksman but I'm not bad... so I chose those hard targets and showed the smartalecky whippersnappers what being a good shot was actually like.

The end, however.... was humiliating. Remember, I couldn't understand the BOT giving us directions and goals.... the very last scene was a computer where you had to type in a 'code' before you could exit. My grandson's failed... time and time and time again... finally the Bot said, "Is there an adult with you?"..... I was the adult, and that code was so stinking simple as to be like tic tac toe.... but I couldn't hear the instructions, and thus, failed as well.

Anyway... pretty neat. One scene was over a lava surfaced planet and the heat they sent up under your feet WAS hot. - JamesJM

  FINALLY going parasailing this week!

Ramgator127July 08, 2018 04:43PM

  Done it once..

sstrams40July 09, 2018 03:08AM

  LOL My Wife reads me like a book.

Ramgator57July 09, 2018 03:20AM

  I did a parachute jump out by the Space Center

RamUK77July 09, 2018 09:42AM

  Never did it...

JamesJM46July 09, 2018 02:42PM

  Holy crap Jimmy

RamUK30July 10, 2018 07:51AM

  A funny storry about Fokker's

RamUK32July 10, 2018 07:59AM


IowaRam34July 10, 2018 08:05AM

  Flipping hilarious. LOL (nm)

JamesJM48July 10, 2018 08:12AM

  they have it in Maui

ferragamo7952July 09, 2018 07:14PM

  Have never done either

IowaRam53July 10, 2018 08:00AM

  Just reading this thread is making my knees feel a little weak...

RAMbler53July 10, 2018 10:01AM

  Interesting thing about heights....

JamesJM61July 10, 2018 10:09AM

  Another funny story

RamUK33July 10, 2018 10:54AM

  Had to be Tioga Pass, right?

JamesJM34July 10, 2018 12:27PM

  No, it was a different time Jimmy

RamUK30July 10, 2018 02:07PM

  re. our old friend Bradley

21Dog35July 11, 2018 08:33AM

  You'd love the Virtual Reality course.. Attachments

sstrams33July 10, 2018 11:01AM

  You reminded me of a story... (of course)...

JamesJM68July 10, 2018 12:42PM

  I want to do that!

RamUK65July 10, 2018 02:11PM

  Its pretty freakin' cool, UK...

sstrams33July 10, 2018 02:29PM

  I'm on it!

RamUK55July 10, 2018 02:33PM

  Hey I'll hook ya up..

sstrams49July 10, 2018 02:36PM

  Bummer I'm on a Mac

RamUK44July 10, 2018 02:52PM

  Yes, it will work...

JamesJM44July 10, 2018 03:01PM

  I meant to say

RamUK91July 10, 2018 03:07PM

  Yeah, if yours is newer..

sstrams30July 11, 2018 04:02AM

  Well, am referring to the..

sstrams46July 11, 2018 04:00AM

  Funny thing about Thunderbolt...

JamesJM44July 11, 2018 07:29AM

  I like the thought of SSD drives..

sstrams35July 11, 2018 07:56AM

  Did it yesterday! It was a LOT of fun!

Ramgator41July 11, 2018 03:51AM

  Did the rough seas..

sstrams37July 11, 2018 04:03AM