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Six Flags Adds Virtual Reality to Roller Coasters

Mar 4, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Roller coasters at Six Flags theme parks including Magic Mountain in the L.A. area are going virtual reality. The Los Angeles Times reports that Six Flags is partnering with Samsung to add VR to rides at nine parks across the U.S.

At Magic Mountain, riders on the Revolution coaster will be outfitted with VR goggles “so they can feel the twists, drops and climbs of the coaster track while watching images of a midair battle with space aliens,” the Times reports. “The images in the goggles, created with the help of technology firm Oculus VR, are synced to the motion of the coaster.”

Each ride where VR is being installed will have its own custom version of the images.

“At Magic Mountain, Six Flags is upgrading an area around the roller coaster, which opened in 1976, and renaming the ride the New Revolution,” the Times reports. “The overhauled coaster and the virtual-reality feature will be offered this spring.”

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