So back in January, I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the brand-new D-BOX Simulators at UltraStar Cinemas at Anaheim GardenWalk. But just last month, I finally had the chance to feel the action during a full-length motion picture…
What do I have to say about UltraStar’s D-BOX Simulator? They're amazing! After a long birthday celebration for my girlfriend, we embarked on Sunday afternoon trip to Anaheim for a screening of Battle: Los Angeles in D-BOX seats.
We arrived at UltraStar and were immediately greeted by their amazing staff. Then we were ushered to the theatre like true VIPs; they had actually held us the BEST SEATS in the house. No joke. But nothing could have prepared me for the way the seats moved me. Like actually, physically moved me!
First off, the seats are red and easily distinguishable from the theatre’s regular, purple seats. Plus, they a super comfortable. I was excited about this movie because A) it's an alien film, B) it's a pure escapist disaster movie, and C) it's a total mess of a movie built primarily for popcorn eating and visceral entertainment. I kept reminding myself not to take it seriously and not to get too invested, as I was sure the film would just be a display of eye candy and not much substance. I was right.
But boy, did the seats make the experience worthwhile! Every turn of a military vehicle, every explosion from an RPG, and every laser blast from the alien's arsenal shook my seat and tricked me into feeling like I was there. What was really cool was turning up the frequency on my girlfriend’s chair (without her knowing) so that she would be shook more than before. You can adjust your seat’s levels between 1 – 5, depending on how much shaking you can take.
UltraStar has one theatre equipped with D-BOX seats and they reserve this specific theatre for the latest action-packed movies. You know, the flicks with the most bang for your buck. In a D-BOX seat, you truly get the most out of Hollywood's latest adrenaline-fueled thrill ride. I encourage all of you to go check them out. It's worth it. And maybe we’ll see each other there – I’m definitely heading back. :)