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Ghostbusters Experience hits NYC at Madame Tussauds (pictures)

A brand-new "Ghostbusters" experience opening at Madame Tussauds in New York City's Times Square means plenty of ghosts, and some VR, too.

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Outside Madame Tussauds before our tour of the experience, several classic Ecto-1 cars were waiting with crews of Ghostbusters milling nearby.

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Ghostbusters gotta eat.

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Some people stopped to stare at the cars, but they fit right in at Times Square.

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Original "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman stopped in to talk about the new exhibit along with representatives from Sony Pictures and The Void.

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Inside the Ghostbusters Experience exhibit at Madame Tussauds, Al Roker warns of ghosts.

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I see ghosts in a subway car.

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A haunted hallway. The pictures come alive, a clever touch.

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The closest I've been to Leslie Jones, seen here in wax.

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Kate McKinnon looks badass in what looks like a recreation of CNET's PC lab.

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Melissa McCarthy, ready to blast Slimer across the room.

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Kristen Wiig, also facing off against Slimer (these wax statues are super-realistic).

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A creepy player piano tinkles away with a familiar tune.

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A long stairway descends into the next part of the exhibit: VR.

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The Void's custom-made Ghostbuster: Dimension experience begins with an instructional video, like a theme park.

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Remember, it's a historic landmark.

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The Void's VR hardware awaits in racks, before the experience begins.

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Getting suited up with a helmet, vibrating vest, backpack and a blaster.

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I feel a little bit like a Ghostbuster. Inside, we walk through a series of rooms while in VR, battling ghosts like we're in a massive holodeck.

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Last, the helmet. Tight fit over the glasses.

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VR photos are rarely flattering.

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A "Ghostbusters" motorcycle on display.

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Superfans arrived decked out in costumes of their own creation. Check out that wild custom-made proton pack.

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