Following on from some other theme parks in the UK which we reported on in the past, six flags is creating Virtual Reality experiences on a number of their rides in parks across the US. This is a large-scale move to VR from six flags which sees riders put on Gear VR Headsets to enjoy roller coasters with a twist. A press release noted:
“Whether you’re soaring through Metropolis on our SUPERMAN Virtual Reality Coasters or co-piloting a fighter jet on The New Revolution, this remarkable technology is a definite game-changer. The headsets allow guests 13 and older to enter a virtual world with high-resolution imagery and 360-degree views that synchronize to the action of the coaster in a totally new, one-of-a-kind experience.”
The rather cheesy video below shows how this works (no, it doesn’t really, I know – it makes it look horrible). My main concern though is still putting on a VR headset that 300 teenagers have used (and possibly vomited on) that day. Would you put on a Gear headset after hundreds of people had tried it out? Just seems a bit…disgusting.