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09/20/16 at 11:45am in VR Coaster at KD? (Latest Edit: 09/20/16 at 11:45am by RollyCoaster.)
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First time ever reading this thread. Would be nice to have a VR coaster with like quality of Iron Dragon.

What would be interesting, is the first ever Virtual Reality thrill ride. The Crypt, make the far side for VR riders and the side with effects for non VR riders. Yea yea... It's a top spin, but it could get your mind off the loving nut smashing. Crypt dosn't have the greatest ridership, could be interesting. Would it happen? Obviously not... But I like the idea of a VR flat.

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09/20/16 at 12:57pm in VR Coaster at KD? (Latest Edit: 09/20/16 at 12:58pm by strycker.)
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(09/20/16 11:45am)RollyCoaster Wrote:  First time ever reading this thread. Would be nice to have a VR coaster with like quality of Iron Dragon.

What would be interesting, is the first ever Virtual Reality thrill ride. The Crypt, make the far side for VR riders and the side with effects for non VR riders. Yea yea... It's a top spin, but it could get your mind off the loving nut smashing. Crypt dosn't have the greatest ridership, could be interesting. Would it happen? Obviously not... But I like the idea of a VR flat.

In order to do something like this, they would probably have to mount the goggles to the seat back somehow. With the flinging action it produces, the headgear would probably fly off the rider's head if it was like the VR Gear they use on the coasters. Or it would be uncomfortably tight, which would in turn make you think less of the nut crushing.

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09/20/16 at 05:11pm in VR Coaster at KD? (Latest Edit: 09/20/16 at 05:12pm by RollyCoaster.)
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Hey, less nut crushing right?

I couldn't think of any other flats that would be semi-appropriate for VR. Any suggestions other than Crypt?

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09/21/16 at 12:47pm in VR Coaster at KD?
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VR on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Make it some old time towns you get to drive through. Western style maybe? If it's not animated, it would be better.

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09/21/16 at 01:01pm in VR Coaster at KD?
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(09/21/16 12:47pm)strycker Wrote:  VR on the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Make it some old time towns you get to drive through.  Western style maybe?  If it's not animated, it would be better.

This is a good idea in theory. However, the speed of the cars are extremely variable. If you get four adults in a car, it's going to go a lot slower. The reason this is important due to syncing up the visuals with the ride is extremely important to prevent motion sickness.
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09/22/16 at 08:39am in VR Coaster at KD?
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I have rode a few of the VR rides at the Six Flags parks and though they are enjoyable, it's not worth it IMO. The loading times are FOREVER for these rides. Half of the time, the VR doesn't work, and the VR just pulls from the overall theme park experience. I am glad none of the Cedar Fair parks have picked up on VR.

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09/22/16 at 10:30am in VR Coaster at KD?
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Weren't they testing VR on Thunder Run at Canada's Wonderland?

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09/22/16 at 11:22am in VR Coaster at KD?
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(09/22/16 10:30am)Joe Wrote:  Weren't they testing VR on Thunder Run at Canada's Wonderland?
Oh no...

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09/22/16 at 03:50pm in VR Coaster at KD?
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This isn't news, it was almost a year ago that they did those tests, not to mention the most recent VR tests on Iron Dragon at CP.

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09/23/16 at 02:04am in VR Coaster at KD?
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The tech is just not mature enough yet, and frankly I think is a bit like 3d TV. Technology in search of a purpose.

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