Six Flags partnered with Samsung to unveil a virtual reality roller coaster experience at nine Six Flags amusement parks around the nation, including Six Flags Magic Mountain. Riders basically don Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR headsets while riding coasters to experience them in an entirely new way. “This remarkable technology is a definite game-changer for theme park rides and represents everything our brand stands for – delivering the most thrilling and innovative rides and attractions in the world. With the addition of these virtual reality coasters, Six Flags will be introducing more than double the number of new coasters and rides than we did in 2015, and more than any year in the last decade. Innovation is part of our DNA, and news in every park every year is driving higher guest satisfaction and building strong momentum for our company,” said John Duffey, Six Flags President and CEO. Continue reading for a video showing the first person view of what you see with the glasses on.
“The experience drops riders into the cockpit of a fighter jet as they are transported from an underground bunker to a rooftop where they are dropped into a combat-rich urban landscape with a mothership and drone ships raining down fire upon the city and around you. Your mission is to fly through the city, avoiding the fire and safely arrive on an aircraft carrier in a nearby harbor,” reports USA Today.