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Legendary Star Dan Aykroyd to Make Special Apperance at Sony Pictures’ Wonderverse

Emmy-award winning and Oscar-nominated comedian, writer and actor Dan Aykroyd,will be making a special appearance at Wonderverse, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s first immersive entertainment experienceon Monday, April 8 from 5pm to 8pm CT, where guests who are 21 and up may try a special new Ghostbusters-themed cocktail made from his Crystal Head Vodka. Mocktails will also be featured.


As well as an impressive career in entertainment that has spanned five decades, Aykroyd has also enjoyed considerable success as an entrepreneur, particularly in the world of wine and spirits with his Crystal Head Vodka. Crystal Head Vodka is a brand of vodka manufactured by Globefill Inc. in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It was conceived and founded byAykroyd and artist John Alexander in September 2008. The vodkas are quadruple distilled, filtered seven times and packaged in a crystal skull bottle.


“Wonderverse is the ideal place for guests to immerse themselves in the world of their favorite films, and what better way for fans to extend that experience by trying a special Ghostbusters-themed cocktail made by and with original Ghostbuster Dan Aykroyd’s very own Crystal Head Vodka label,” said Jeffrey Godsick, EVP of Global Partnerships and Brand Management and Head of Location Based Entertainment at Sony Pictures.


“I am so excited to have Wonderverse and Crystal Head Vodka working together. I am looking forward to checking it out next week as it is known as a cool and innovative place,” said Jonathan Hemi, Managing Partner at Crystal Head Vodka.


Aykroyd was a member of the original cast of Saturday Night Live (at the time called The Not Ready for Prime Time Players) from 1975 to 1979. After departing from the show, he went on to star in hit movies including1941, Neighbors, Trading Places, Ghostbusters II, Spies Like Us, My Girl, Doctor Detroit, Dragnet, Chaplin, Christmas with the Kranks, Coneheads, Get on Up, Sneakers, The Twilight Zone: the Movie, Grosse Point Blank, Tommy Boy, Antz, The Campaign, and Tammy. He can currently be seen in Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, which is currently in theaters. A native of Ottawa, he received a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame in 2002.


Wonderverse, the 45,000 square-foot thrilling, multi-function dining and entertainment space, hosts a hybrid of physical and immersive multimedia experiences, interactive installations, dynamic attractions, and themed dining experiences, and allows guests to enter imaginative worlds from popular films, television series, and video games. Sony films such as Ghostbusters, Uncharted, Jumanji, Bad Boys, Zombieland, and more are featured in activations including Uncharted: The Pursuit; Ghostbusters Virtual Reality Academy: Pacific Playland; Zombieland Bumper Cars; Jumanji: Reverse The Curse; Bad Boys Racing Club; The Ghost Trap; and 21 Jump Street Pop-Up Bar. 


The restaurant at Wonderverse offers a diverse selection of modern American cuisine, meticulously curated by Chef Scott Donaldson. With a menu featuring a variety of innovative dishes, guests can expect a culinary experience that is out of this world. The restaurant at Wonderverse prepares guests to embark on a supernatural journey as they enter the Ghost Trap Speakeasy. This unique bar offers more than specially made cocktails, it promises an unforgettable experience for attendees and their fellow Ghostbusters. It is first-come, first-served at The Bar at Wonderverse, where guests can sip and savor light bites, tasty desserts, and unique cocktails/mocktails. All the specially curated cocktails/mocktails are concocted by the acclaimed mixologist, Jane Danger.  





Crystal Head Vodka’s process begins with the highest quality peaches and cream corn, distilled into a neutral grain spirit. The quadruple distilled spirit is then blended with the pristine water of Newfoundland, Canada. Finally, the vodka is filtered multiple times, three of which are through Herkimer diamonds, which are semi-precious quartz crystals. The most significant deposit of these occurs in Herkimer County, New York. Smaller fields can be found in both Oaxaca, Mexico and Afghanistan. New Age belief systems profess that quartz crystals emit positive energy and are known to have properties that promote human healing and wellbeing. Crystal Head Vodka is produced in St. John’s, Newfoundland—an island located off the Canadian coast, at one of the last government-owned distilleries in the world. It is there that the raw spirit is reduced with Newfoundland glacial water to 40% alcohol by volume. Their distillery is a superb facility, with exacting quality-control standards and their award-winning vodka contains no additives, glycerol, citrus oils or sugars.  



Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. Sony Pictures Television operates dozens of wholly-owned or joint-venture production companies around the world. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, 3000 Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, Sony Pictures International Productions, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit



Wonderverse is located at 100 Oakbrook Center, Oakbrook, IL 60523 on Level 1, just outside of Chicago at the Oakbrook Center, one of the country’s most visited shopping malls. Entry to Wonderverse is free with attractions priced for all to enjoy. Visitors are encouraged to book tickets in advance, as availability can become limited. Guests under the age of 16 years must be chaperoned by an adult at least 21 years of age. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or stay up to date on social media @WonderverseChicago.


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