The Void at Downtown Disney District Permanently Shut Down Due to License Agreement Breach; Disney Springs Location Potentially Affected
After closing temporarily with the rest of Disneyland Resort in mid-March, The Void has now been permanently shut down after receiving a Notice of Event Default and Lease Termination from the Walt Disney World Operating Participants Department.
The notice, dated June 30, 2020, was recently posted at the doors of the location, right over previous signage indicating the previous temporary closure. The notice cites a breach of the Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures license.
No longer tenants of the Downtown Disney District shopping and dining complex, The Void must cease all use of Disney IP, or intellectual property, through Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire and Ralph Breaks VR, plus any and all Disney promotional material, trademarks, and confidential information.
With the recent ban on indoor entertainment across Orange County due to rising rates of COVID-19 cases in California, it’s unlikely that The Void would’ve been able to reopen with the rest of the Downtown Disney District, but now it seems the days of the immersive Virtual Reality experience are over.
It’s unconfirmed how and if this breach will affect the Disney Springs location for The Void. At this time, neither locations list any available experiences on The Void’s website.