ViRAL June Newsletter

Jun 30, 2021

With all safety measures underway, there’s been a buzz in the air as we wave bye-bye to lockdown 3.0 and re-open our doors at ViRAL Entertainment, just in time for summer. It's been a tough few months, but we’ve been getting our heads down and working on some exciting new developments, including new systems, equipment, games and the launch of our new website!

It feels so good to be back doing what we love, and we can’t wait to welcome all of you lovely lot back through our doors over the coming weeks.

Our doors re-opened in style

We’re thrilled to say that things have kicked off to a great start. Our first weekend back saw a jam-packed couple of days, with customers revelling in the excitement of VR until the late hours of the evening. We had customers venturing between our VR POD experiences and VR Racing Simulators all day long – it was fabulous.

And it wasn’t just about the VR either! Our licensed bar went down a treat during the evenings too. Clearly our players just weren’t ready for the adventure to end. Besides… we always love to be party to a good ol' chat once you've finished your experience.

It’s true when they say that “once you’ve escaped normality, you never want to go back!"

A big thumbs up to Team ViRAL!

It’s great to be back and have our team at ViRAL working together again and thriving in what we all do best. Despite getting to know and learn some changes to our systems after 4 months of not working, the staff have BOSSED IT. We can’t tell you how proud we are of the guys here at ViRAL, they really are incredible.

Not to mention Spencer… our newest team member. It already feels like he's been with us forever. His first day landed on one of our busiest days to date and it was great to see the team pull together, as they embraced, encouraged, and helped him with everything he needed. There's a reason why we're not just colleagues, but a family here. Great job team ViRAL!

Employee of the month

With all this being said, we thought it necessary to introduce our new 'Employee of the Month' trophy. It’s obvious to us that we have a great team around us, so it's important to us that they are rewarded for their awesomeness! The good news? Once you’ve visited, you can contribute towards this award by leaving a review on TripAdvisor and naming the member(s) of staff you found great!

We’re pleased to announce that Spencer is our employee of the month for June! Spencer is definitely a great team player and has fitted in perfectly.

A HUGE well done to him! Who will it be next month?

Parties back with a storm!

The noise of screaming children has returned and we absolutely LOVE IT! (who knew?). Birthday parties at ViRAL Entertainment are back in full swing and are bigger and better than ever before.

June has seen some wild afternoons full of VR birthday experiences. A highlight for us was Brody's birthday. Suspense was high, as him and his friends raced against each other towards that all-desired, gold medal! Topped off nicely with a Rollover Hotdog at the end, we think it's safe to say that Brody and the boys shared a memorable birthday party here at ViRAL Entertainment, Corby.

Check out our website and Facebook page for all information on how you can book your next birthday party here.

All new VR headsets

One of our missions as a company is to give the most accurate VR experience you could ever imagine. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to invest in some shiny, new VR headsets. Oh boy, you have no idea how great they really are until you experience them

Introducing the HTC VIVE Pro 2, a VR headset that boasts 5K resolution screens that operate at a rate of 120Hz, along with a dual lens system. Now we won’t get too technical, but what we will say is you’ll feel like you’ve been immersed into virtual reality forever. That’s the idea right?

With crystal clear graphics and a field of view of 120 degrees, this exciting piece of VR technology is definitely one to come and check out!

Ranking #1 on TripAdvisor

We’re thrilled to announce that we’re still holding our position as Northamptonshire’s #1 Entertainment venue on TripAdvisor. We would like to extend a huge thanks to everyone who has taken the timer to leave us a review after their visit with us at ViRAL, it really does make all the difference.

A couple of our favourites from this month:

Steven Esler

Really excellent. Took my both kids under 12, played a number of VR games, all appropriate for their age. They were both asking to go again as soon as they had finished their hour, we will definitely be back. Owners are incredibly helpful, friendly and REALLY know their stuff. All the kit installed is top spec providing the best experience possible. Just superb, can't wait to go back and give it a go myself next time!!! Thank you!!

Deslyn J

“The staff were so welcoming. Gary and Lynette clearly enjoy bringing this entertainment to Corby. The young staff were enthusiastic and helpful, and Gary is clearly very proud of his cars and helping the kids get the most out of their experiences. Great value for money and very clean. Will come again and again.”

Matthew C

“Took my son here today and he loved it! He’s 8 years old and was on a ninja game and can’t stop talking about it! While he was on that I decided to go on the race if car simulator… Fantastic was so realistic will be going again soon.”

Steven Esler

Really excellent. Took my both kids under 12, played a number of VR games, all appropriate for their age. They were both asking to go again as soon as they had finished their hour, we will definitely be back. Owners are incredibly helpful, friendly and REALLY know their stuff. All the kit installed is top spec providing the best experience possible. Just superb, can't wait to go back and give it a go myself next time!!! Thank you!!

Deslyn J

“The staff were so welcoming. Gary and Lynette clearly enjoy bringing this entertainment to Corby. The young staff were enthusiastic and helpful, and Gary is clearly very proud of his cars and helping the kids get the most out of their experiences. Great value for money and very clean. Will come again and again.”

Matthew C

“Took my son here today and he loved it! He’s 8 years old and was on a ninja game and can’t stop talking about it! While he was on that I decided to go on the race if car simulator… Fantastic was so realistic will be going again soon.”

If you’re reading this and have taken the time to give us a good rating online, thank you! Remember… if you haven’t yet left us one, you can do so on TripAdvisor or Facebook.

What are you waiting for?

So with things off to a fantastic start, we guess the only question is… what are you waiting for? We’re very excited to see you guys back here with us.

Plus, you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to see our new balloon tree… we're not joking either.