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Nine Virtual Reality Coasters Coming to Six Flags Parks in 2016

03/03/16 at 05:41pm in Nine Virtual Reality Coasters Coming to Six Flags Parks in 2016 (Latest Edit: 03/05/16 at 11:25am by Nicole.)
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I know there's already a thread for the VR coming to SFA, but this is a thread for all 9 parks getting virtual reality in 2016.
Quote:NEW YORK — Six Flags announced on Thursday a partnership with Samsung that will bring virtual reality headsets to nine roller coasters across the U.S.

The roller coasters will be equipped to allow riders to wear Samsung Gear VR headsets to customize their ride experience.

“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,” saidJohn Duffey, Six Flags President and CEO. “

The virtual reality coasters will launch in March and throughout the Summer, including: Shock Wave in Texas, Dare Devil Dive in Atlanta, The New Revolution in Los Angeles, Ninja in Missouri, Steamin’ Demon in New York and Goliath in Montreal.

Three new SUPERMAN virtual reality coasters will launch in San Antonio, Massachusetts and Maryland.

The VR headset works with Samsung’s Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, S6 edge, S6 edge+ and Note5.

“Now, people can be immersed into a totally new universe while riding a roller coaster, powered by Samsung Gear VR virtual reality devices. This transforms the modern roller coaster into a totally new, one of a kind sensorial experience – powered by technology. We are excited to work with the premiere brand in theme parks to bring Samsung’s VR technology to nine Six Flags locations across the U.S.”

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In all seriousness, I have been concerned for a while about the physical experience on some of these rides. On a lot of coasters many people have to brace themselves before specific elements to prevent getting hurt. If you are wearing a VR headset and not aware of what is actually coming up on the track, couldn't you very easily get knocked around?

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I'm concerned about the execution. They are powered by (although higher end) cell phones. I'm not sure if the tech will be able to keep up with the movement. Poor syncing on VR makes people sick.
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Also, I'm not sure I want to strap something to my face that was just on some sweaty stranger who is getting a cold.

How will they keep the less responsible guests from breaking the headsets?

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It mentions in the articles that they will have enough to allow them to be cleaned each use. My question is how are they going to keep a charge on these all day if they are just using a cell phone. This software would most likely drain a lot of battery from the phone !

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I'm not confident in any park's ability to provide an acceptable level of hygene in the middle of a busy day. I have a higher threshold for cleanliness in things that touch my face than my hands.

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In my opinion this will never work mixing virtual reality with roller coasters is a bad idea and how is my headset supposed to take me out the realism of riding a coaster if I'm visibly feeling the forces on the ride. Fail, Six Flags Fail, "sigh" morons.

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I doubt Six Flags is paying for any of this.
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(03/03/16 05:46pm)Nicole Wrote:  In all seriousness, I have been concerned for a while about the physical experience on some of these rides.  On a lot of coasters many people have to brace themselves before specific elements to prevent getting hurt.  If you are wearing a VR headset and not aware of what is actually coming up on the track, couldn't you very easily get knocked around?

I rode batman on the (normal) front seat when it was running backwards at Sfgadv. That was the most intense and unrepeatable ride I've ever been on. Not seeing what's coming is a huge deal on the more forceful coasters.

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This does not appeal to me in any way.

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This^ I have no interest in this. Which is saying a lot, because I love coasters.

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I bet Fabio wishes he had a face mask on Apollo...

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I'll give it a try once, but I am not confident.

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03/05/16 at 09:47am in Nine Virtual Reality Coasters Coming to Six Flags Parks in 2016 (Latest Edit: 03/05/16 at 09:48am by Eric.)
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the VR is optional, so you can still ride these coasters without VR, but it might add to the experience especially on some of the coasters.

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I'll only try it if they hook up a Virtual Boy.

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