Samsung Gear-Powered Virtual Reality Roller Coasters Headed to Six Flags


Exciting news for thrill-seeking techies: Virtual roller coasters are headed to Six Flags.

The world’s largest regional theme park company has partnered with Samsung — its new “official technology partner” — to debut what they say will be North America’s first virtual reality roller coasters.

Park-goers at nine Six Flags locations will be able to strap on Samsung’s Gear VR headset while riding a traditional roller coaster and “feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, inverted loops and powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in an incredibly realistic 360-degree virtual reality world,” the companies announced Thursday.

Six Flags and Samsung plan to launch the new VR roller coasters this month and into the summer.

On tap are six New Revolution VR coasters, which will transport riders “to a futuristic battle to save planet Earth from an alien invasion,” the companies said. “Riders are the co-pilots in their own fighter jets as they strap in for air-to-air combat.”

This new experience is headed to Six Flags parks in Arlington, Texas; Atlanta; Los Angeles; and St. Louis as well as The Great Escape park in Lake George, N.Y. and La Ronde in Montreal.

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SOURCE: PC Mag, Angela Moscaritolo