Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Experience virtual reality in Williamsburg. Here’s how

New World VR is at 5601 Richmond Road alongside Williamsburg Premium Outlets. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Donna Facer)
New World VR is at 5601 Richmond Road alongside Williamsburg Premium Outlets. (WYDaily/Courtesy of Donna Facer)

Ever wonder what it’s like to be someone else for a day? Or an hour? Want to travel the world without ever leaving the comfort of your chair?

Well, now you can, through a virtual reality experience at New World VR.

New World VR at 5601 Richmond Road alongside Williamsburg Premium Outlets, offers a family-friendly atmosphere with the latest VR technology, said owner Donna Facer.

“If you’re looking for a new form of entertainment this is a definite must,” Facer said. “You’re going to experience something different and exciting.”

New World VR has more than 100 games to choose from, ranging in genre from adventure-like exploration themes to action-packed arena play to job simulators–a kid-favorite where players can spend a day in the office, become a local chef, or try their hand as an auto mechanic, Facer said.

And the experience can be as action-packed or as low key as players want it to be.

“Parents and kids can sit down together and [share] the 360 experience,” Facer said. “Or they can battle it out in the wireless arena.”

What about a rainy day?

“It’s an indoor activity, that takes you away from the weather,” Facer added.

Another perk? If a player is an avid gamer, New World VR offers the newest equipment, such as the Haptic Vest, prior to buying your own.

Or, for $10 a person per hour, gather friends and rent out New World VR’s party room for some group-fun.

“I want to introduce everyone to VR,” Facer said. “It’s really fun.”

New World VR is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Book online, call ahead, or walk-in.

For more information on New World VR, click here.

John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo
John Mangalonzo ( is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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