New arcade offers unique virtual adventures
RAPID CITY, S.D. — A new arcade at the Rushmore Mall is taking people of all ages to all corners of the world.
The Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on Fun Zone, a virtual reality theme park at the Rushmore Mall. Fun Zone offers 130 interactive virtual rides and scenarios from roller coasters to moon adventures. The arcade also features two VR consoles that require movement and coordination.
At the arcade, people sit in a pod which moves to simulate movement in the game. Owners of Fun Zone say that virtual reality changes the way people experience a game.
“You’re more interactive,” says owner Roxanne Sanchez, “you get to move around. You’re not just sitting in front of a TV controller, not doing anything. Here, you have to move — if you stand still, you’re missing out on the game.”