Sandbox VR Announces First Las Vegas Location, Coming to Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas


Sandbox VR Announces First Las Vegas Location, Coming to Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas

Sandbox VR eyes new growth in markets formerly dominated by competitors

Sandbox VR is announcing today that they have signed a contract to open the latest Sandbox VR location in Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas. The company anticipates opening the new site in the early summer of 2021.


Sandbox VR is a socially immersive experience that provides players a unique combination of full body motion capture and VR technologies that enable them to become anyone and go anywhere, together with their friends. Sandbox VR is an experience much like going with friends to a movie or an escape room; however, with VR technology from the future, the Sandbox experience allows guests to truly step into another world. Guests will be able to enjoy a variety of experiences including exploring a colorful and haunted pirate ship, hopping onto a space elevator, ascend past Earth’s atmosphere to fight aliens or play an e-sport experience.


Sandbox VR is incredibly optimistic for the future. The company has seen increased demand of 30% from before the pandemic at their current locations outside of Chicago and in Austin since they were able to open again with Government mandated restrictions. Sandbox VR has historically been able to drive foot traffic to its locations, and it’s no different during the pandemic, where over 90% of customers book ahead online. With the vaccine roll out accelerating and COVID-19 cases rapidly decelerating across the country, Sandbox VR has once again been ramping production back up in anticipation of the influx of interest at the end of the pandemic.

“We have been incredibly fortunate to have been able to survive such a devastating year for everyone in the retail and entertainment industry,” said Steve Zhao, founder and CEO of Sandbox VR. “The pandemic has been so isolating for everyone that we are confident once it is safe to gather with friends and family from different households they will be looking for social experiences that offer some fun and escape from the difficulties that 2020 brought.”


Sandbox VR continues to commit to safety and sanitization by offering a private room for each group and complete sanitization of equipment after every use. It has also implemented strict Covid-19 safety protocols by limiting bookings to reduce contact between groups, mask-wearing at all times, and contactless setup to ensure social distancing.


“As one of the leading retail and entertainment destinations on The Strip, Grand Canal Shoppes is excited to bring Sandbox VR to guests this summer,” said Janet LaFevre, senior marketing manager of Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian Resort. “This is one of the many immersive new experiences The Shoppes has to offer and we look forward to bringing our guests even more offerings to discover new ways to indulge while enjoying a brief break from reality while visiting our destination this year.”


For more information and to make reservations, please visit and connect with Sandbox VR on Facebook and Instagram.


Sandbox VR is the true VR experience that people have dreamt of since the dawn of computing. Your whole body is captured into an experience with your friends right there with you. Feel, see, hear, and move freely – be anyone, go anywhere. Visit a new world. Try an unearthly experience. Transform into a new character. Be a new you. Experiencing is believing. Learn more at In here, it’s possible.


About Grand Canal Shoppes

Located inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, the center boasts 160 specialty brands and world-class restaurants nestled around a charming and faithful reproduction of Venice’s Grand Canal, complete with cobbled walkways, street-side cafes and live entertainment. Signature brands including Burberry, Jimmy Choo, Michael Kors, Louis Vuitton, and Tory Burch create an unparalleled retail environment that includes a star-studded line-up of restaurants headed by famous celebrity chefs: Wolfgang Puck’s CUT, Emeril Lagasse’s Delmonico Steakhouse, Buddy Valastro’s Buddy V’s and Carlo’s Bakery, Lorena Garcia’s CHICA, as well as Mercato della Pescheria, SUGARCANE raw bar grill, SUSHISAMBA, and Smith & Wollensky. The center is also home to the all-new ATOMIC SALOON SHOW by Spiegelworld. For more information, visit

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Sandbox VR Announces First Las Vegas Location, Coming to Grand Canal Shoppes inside The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas