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The VOID at Downtown Disney closed over license agreement breach

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The VOID, a leader in immersive virtual reality (VR) experiences, has permanently shut down at Disneyland Resort’s Downtown Disney District due to a license agreement breach.

The VOID, which closed temporarily with the rest of Disneyland in March, has now shut permanently after receiving a Notice of Event Default and Lease Termination from the Walt Disney World Operating Participants Department (via WDW News Today).

The notice is dated June 30 and was posted at the doors of The VOID. It cites a breach of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures license.

The VOID must stop using any Disney intellectual property (IP), including Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and Ralph Breaks VR. It must also cease all use of Disney promotional material, trademarks and confidential information.

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire at The VOID

It’s not known whether this breach will affect The VOID’s location at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs. Currently, Disney Springs and Downtown Disney have no available experiences on The VOID’s website.

Although The VOID is no longer a tenant of Downtown Disney District, the rest of the shopping and entertainment complex is set to begin reopening on July 9.

Disneyland Resort’s hotels and theme parks, Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, will remain closed and reopen at a later date, pending state and local government approval.

Disneyland Resort recently postponed the phased reopening of its theme parks from July 17. This was delayed as California will not release theme park reopening guidelines until after July 4.

The VOID experiences include Ralph Breaks VR

Disneyland Resort will be the last Disney theme park to reopen, as Disneyland Paris will reopen from July 15, and Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea reopened on July 1.

Last year, The VOID announced strategic investment from Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield and Lupa Systems in order to expand globally and propel growth.

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Bea Mitchell

Bea is a journalist specialising in entertainment, attractions and tech with 10 years' experience. She has written and edited for publications including CNET, BuzzFeed, Digital Spy, Evening Standard and BBC. Bea graduated from King's College London and has an MA in journalism.

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