Six Flags is about to throw roller coaster enthusiasts for a loop.
Virtual reality goggles will be added to roller coasters at nine Six Flags amusement parks across the country.
New Samsung Gear VR headsets will be added to existing coasters to make an entirely new ride. Themes from space battles to underwater adventures to Superman scapes and whatever else can be imagined will be options popping up at Six Flags, starting with space themes at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas, Six Flags Over Georgia near Atlanta and at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles.
Later this year, Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, The Great Escape in Lake George, New York and La Ronde in Montreal will get the new virtual reality coaster upgrades.
The special Superman virtual reality coasters will debut at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio.
Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts and Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland will also be getting the Superman rides.
Dennis Speigel, president of International Theme Park Services, boasted, “They can change the story to have aliens or it can take place in a submarine. They can change it annually — just rewrite the software rather than spend $25 million for a new coaster.”
This sounds so awesome.
Are you excited to visit a Six Flags near you now that you know about virtual reality coasters?