A mysterious man in a long overcoat, neon light-lined facemask and hat with rabbit ears stands ominously against a wall lined with a mixture of English and Chinese words.
A woman in heavy gold makeup rushes over to me and asks if I saw the accident.
Behind me is the crash site, a downed hover car (known as a "spinner"), with yellow police tape wrapped around it.
The "Blade Runner 2049 Experience" goes above and beyond in creating a small, but fully fleshed slice of its universe.
It's the perfect way to tease the upcoming film, a sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, that brings back actor Harrison Ford and pairs him with Ryan Gosling.
"It looked legit," said Kevin Bussey, a food and beverage manager based in San Diego, after going through the experience.