The surrounding 360 environment acts as an extension to what you’re eating, and what you eat changes the scene:
Entrance: A pre-dinner drink (either with or without alcohol depending on guest age)
Exterior of the dining area where there's a projected door that gets smaller once "Drink Me" beverage is consumed.
Makes guests small enough to enter the area.
Appetizer: Carrots & Veggies
Wild garden with animation and mini stories happening (ex. Two ants fighting, flowers whispering, etc.)
Entree: Liquid Lobster or Beef Tenderloin
Ocean scenes with fantastical and strange Wonderland-esque creatures.
Land animals in ocean, ocean animals on land, etc.
Dessert: Tea & Cake
Tea house with “controlled chaos” happening around.
Just enough to make the guests feel slightly uncomfortable, but not so much that they don’t enjoy the experience.
Exit: "Eat Me" macaroon
Guests receive a "Eat Me" macaroon to remember the experience once they're back to their normal lives.
All guide-led with “You” referring to the guest going through the experience in second person perspective.
You make a reservation for this Wonderland immersive dining experience.
Upon reservation time, you meet your guide (waiter/waitress) and are taken to this seemingly secret and mysterious tunnel that’s separate from the main Wonderland restaurant.
You guide takes you to the front of the pod. You see a tiny door (the outline of the door is created by an LED strip). Your guide tells you “to drink this” in order to fit through the door.
As you consume the drink, the guide sets expectations for the experience and sets the scene.
Seemingly after you and your fellow guest finish your drink, the door gets bigger (remote controlled by guide).
The guide opens the pod door and your guide officially welcomes you to Wonderland.
You enter the pod. As you walk to your seat, you see a 360° moving environment filled with bright colors and elements.
The floor is a burgundy red with medium-sized fuzzy dots. You remember that the guide told you that your mode of transport for the tour would be a magic mushroom. The table is neatly set, however, for a nice meal.
As you get settled in, your guide serves you your first official appetizer to set the mood.
After you eat the appetizer, the waiter realizes that he gave you something that would make you even smaller.
Suddenly, purple smoke lines the environment, and when it dissipates, you notice that you’re even smaller than before...the size of an ant!
The guide apologizes, but explains that it might make the tour even more interesting.
You enter this magical forest. Mushrooms look like trees, and trees look like skyscrapers, You notice things that you may have not before becoming this size. You notice two ants fighting in the corner.
As you progress into the forest, you hear strange noises. A “yoo-hoo” one moment, but when you turn your head, you see nothing. Though your fellow guest did say that he feels like he’s being watched…
You eat an appetizer or two more and feel like the menu is fitting in naturally with each part of the forest you walk by.
After you finish your last appetizer, you notice that you’ve reached the end of the forest and have reached a semi-rocky shore.
Your guide tells you “Oh, the tea house is just across this lake.” and says that it’s excellent weather to go boating.
You set off towards the tea house. Your mode of transport feels like it’s floating on top of the water.
You receive your entree and enjoy the scenery. Though you do notice some small ships in the distance.
As you have finished your entree, the guide comes in looking quite worried, saying “The heart ships are surrounding us!”
He gives you another drink to consume (in a shot glass), and as soon as you and your fellow guest finish it, purple smoke again fills the area.
When the purple smoke dissipates, you realize that you are much bigger than before. The ships don’t feel humongous anymore...they seem quite the opposite. You note that they look much like toy ships.
Your guide then presses a button underneath that flower vase that’s been there this whole time, which triggers the mushroom to send out a particle wave, knocking the ships back and rendering them inoperable.
After just a few moments of your mushroom moving, you see the ships behind you and the tea house shining brightly up ahead like a lighthouse.
You made it on shore! Your guide apologizes for what happened back there; he didn’t know there would be a chance of heart ships in the weather forecast.
Your mushroom morphs back to land-ready transport. It pauses. Your guide serves you your first mini dessert.
As soon as you finish that, you become normal sized again. Your mushroom floats and moves you into the teahouse.
The teahouse is pleasant, but a little...odd. There’s picture frames of very normal things, like a white hare, done in a very strange way, like it’s upside down but deliriously smiling. You hear delirious laughs in the distance, and every so often some breaking of teapots and mad fighting about nothing. Those are just some of the things you notice, but your fellow guest also notes some other things in your odd surroundings.
You have a couple of mini desserts, along with tea and coffee while you’re in the tea house.
As you are finishing up, you start to hear feet marching, like an army of some sort. Your guide says, "We have to leave now, as tea parties are forbidden in these parts" and starts up the mushroom.
V1) The guide activates a different colored smoke that fills the room. This time, the color is a darker pink.
V2) It feels like a magic carpet ride, being able to rise up and see a top down view as you see the heart army in the distance.
Next thing you know, you’ve been taken back to the wild garden you started at. The mushroom lands on the ground for you to deboard.
Your guide then escorts you out of the pod, and before you leave, you get one last drink to make you normal sized for the real world, in addition to a small macaroon that says, “Whenever you miss Wonderland, eat me.”
Your guide wishes you well and invites you to come again soon.