Revolutionary, Horror-Themed Virtual Reality Coaster Debuts at Six Flags Great Adventure
World’s First Interactive Gaming Coaster Adventure Engulfs Riders in Demonic Battle this Fright Fest
At Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, riders use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets to battle demonic creatures in Rage of the Gargoyles, a fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) coaster experience. This highly-anticipated, totally immersive adventure descends upon Skull Mountain, the park’s indoor, in-the-dark coaster, during Fright Fest September 24 through October 31.
“Six Flags is the leader in innovation, taking North America by storm with the introduction of the very first VR coaster experiences. Here at Great Adventure, this revolutionary VR technology transforms our classic, fan favorite into a cutting-edge thrill,” said Neal Thurman, park president. “Rage of the Gargoyles amps up the fear factor to a level only Fright Fest can deliver.”
Rage of the Gargoyles VR Facts:
- Fully-integrated VR roller coaster utilizes Samsung Gear VR headsets to provide a multi-dimensional experience
- High-definition imagery and storytelling sync with 1,377 feet of plunging, twisting coaster track to create a one-of-a-kind, “real world” to “virtual world” thrill ride experience
- For the first time ever on a roller coaster, riders can engage in interactive gaming throughout the entire experience by shooting at flying demons
- Unique, sophisticated head-movement targeting allows riders to instantly lock on a moving target – no touchpads or buttons required to fire
Riders immediately become fighter jet pilots battling against terrorizing, blood-thirsty gargoyles. Surrounded by 360-degrees of sheer chaos, it is up to the riders to save humanity. Diving and swerving through devastated city streets, this epic conflict reaches a fever pitch as the pilot must attack the vicious master gargoyle – and the surprise ending leaves riders speechless.
Skull Mountain, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, showcases this unique experience weekends and select days September 24 through October 31. Riders must be at least 13 years of age to wear Samsung Gear VR. They also must be at least 44 inches tall to ride Skull Mountain with an adult, or 48 inches tall to ride alone. Guests under the age of 13 who meet the height requirement can ride Skull Mountain without VR headsets.
The Gear VR headsets may not be used by children 12 and under based on manufacturer's guidelines.
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