Six Flags and Samsung Partner to Launch First VR Roller Coaster

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Looking for gut-wrenching thrills and excitement this summer? Pack your bags and head to Six Flags Theme Parks for the most ultimate virtual reality (VR) immersion experience this season has to offer.

Thanks to a partnership between Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Samsung Electronics America, you and your family can now experience unique thrills and turn-by-turn excitement on nine of their first-ever, innovative VR Roller Coasters in North America.

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During a recent marketing campaign, Six Flags and Samsung announced a broad partnership, which appoints Samsung as the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company.

The partnership includes the debut of ground-breaking experiences coming to nine Six Flags parks, North America’s first-ever Virtual Reality Roller Coaster, using Samsung Gear powered by Oculus.

 

This season, Six Flsix_flags_vr_rollercoaster_20160306_620_347_100ags is taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level and beyond in fully immersive, virtual riding experiences with the integration of Samsung’s innovative HTC Oculus headset, allowing thrill-seekers to experience the new revolution of roller coaster rides in VR.

How Does It Work?

Some of Six Flags’ most popular coasters will be equipped to allow riders wearing Samsung Gear HTC Oculus headsets to 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.

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“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,” said John Duffey, Six Flags President and CEO.

What is the Samsung HTC Oculus?

Samsung’s HTC Oculus is an innovative headset that delivers 3-D interactive content that allows you to immerse yourself in games, go inside movies, time travel, space travel or just hang with friends in VR.

Since the launch of the new VR headgear for roller coasters, you can now experience the thrill of every stomach-dropping incline in 3D.

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“This will be the first opportunity that people will have to virtually fly with Superman,” says Sam Rhodes, corporate director of design for Six Flags.

While experiencing an actual, stomach-churning 221-foot drop with innovative loops, twists and curves at intense speeds up to 51 mph, you’ll be maneuvering through tight turns at record-setting heights.

 

Six Flags Roller Coaster Names
* Batman: The Ride
* Green Lantern
* Dare Devil DiveVirtual_Reality_Coaster_2-1280x720
* The Dark Knight Coaster
* Bizarro
* Nitro
* Superman: Ultimate Flight
* El Diablo
* El Toro
* Kingda Ka
What’s New?
The Joker, a free-flying coaster that will allow thrill-seekers to soar in wing cars to the side of the track, will make its debut later this season.
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One of the Most Popular Roller Coasters
Expect joy and excitement this season when you climb aboard the Superman: Ultimate Flight. Using a VR Oculus headset, this immersive experience, which will recruit passengers to help battle Lex Luthor, will launch you into a 3-D VR experience while you’re physically riding the coaster.
The Superman VR theme will also be offered on Superman coasters at Six Flags America in Maryland and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
It will be one of two VR storylines the park chain will be introducing this season.mqdefault
Currently, there are 21 Six Flags Theme Parks in operation, 19 of which are located in the United States.

 

 



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