Ryan’s, a name long synonymous with family fun, is taking Cape Cod gaming to a new level with the grand opening of Virtual Reality (VR) and Escape Rooms at Cape Cod Mall this week.

The 3,300 square-foot VR and Escape Room space is located in Macy’s Men’s Wing, where Ryan’s formerly operated an arcade.  The space is directly across the hall from Ryan’s other new venture, Ten Pin Eatery, which features bowling, laser tag, arcade games and a 300-seat restaurant under the helm of Chapin’s Restaurant Group.

VR players wear state-of-the-art headsets with motion detectors, allowing them to immerse themselves and interact in a three-dimensional digital world.  Gamers may find themselves fighting robots and dragons, throwing a virtual snowball or bonding together to escape a sinking submarine.  Intense graphics and powerful technology make every motion feel real, absent any dizziness or motion sickness.  The system is powered by Hologate, a worldwide leader in virtual reality.

Ryan’s VR offerings include two units, each which can accommodate four players at a time.  Gamers can play as individuals or as teams, with sessions lasting 5 minutes long and costing $8.  The VR game rooms also bring an added entertainment value, as they’re fronted by a glass wall, allowing passersby to view the action.

Ryan’s has also opened three Escape Rooms in the space – “Pharaoh’s Revenge,” “Inventors Workshop” and “Mayday.”  Escape Rooms, which are experiencing a boom in popularity, allow a small group of players to work together to solve a challenge in a themed room within an allotted time period.  By finding clues and solving puzzles, the group works its way out of the room and “wins.”  The Escape Rooms will cost $29.95 per player.

The VR and Escape Rooms are also available for birthday parties, corporate events, and private parties.  They are open 9 AM – Midnight daily.

“Virtual gaming and escape rooms have reinvented the way we play and are clearly the way entertainment is trending,” said Michael Crowley, General Manager of Ryan’s. “We think the time and climate is right to bring these concepts to Cape Cod Mall.  Between the VR, Escape Rooms and Ten Pin’s multifaceted entertainment options, the Mall has become a one-stop shop for family fun.”

About Ryan’s

Nearly 3 million pairs of shoes rented! Ryan’s celebrates over 55 years in the family entertainment business. In May of 1958, owner James A. Ryan started his first business in Needham, MA, an eight lane bowling alley under the Post Office.  Over the years he has opened bowling centers in Quincy, Watertown, Falmouth, Avon, Raynham, Buzzards Bay, South Yarmouth, Malden, Hyannis, Boston, Millis and Middletown, RI and game rooms in the Cape Cod Mall, Emerald Square Mall, Martha’s Vineyard and Newport, RI. For more, visit www.ryanfamily.com

About Cape Cod Mall

Cape Cod Mall is anchored by Macy’s Apparel and Macy’s Men/Home, along with major retailers Best Buy, Marshalls and Barnes & Noble. Other retailers at the mall include Banana Republic, LOFT, Francesca’s Collection, Hollister, The Children’s Place, Gap, American Eagle Outfitters, J. Crew, Abercrombie & Fitch and Victoria’s Secret. The mall offers a 400- seat international Food Court, Chick-fil-A, Chipotle, Five Guys and is also home to Not Your Average Joe’s, a full-service restaurant, Ten Pin Eatery, a family entertainment and dining concept complete with bowling, laser tag, arcade games and also includes a popular Cape Cod favorite, Chapin’s Restaurant and Regal Cinemas 12 theater megaplex. For more information about Cape Cod Mall visit http://www.simon.com/mall/cape-cod-mall for the latest events and retailer updates.  Visit the mall on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CapeCodMall, and follow on Instagram @capecodmall, and on Twitter @CapeCodMall.