Virtual reality roller coasters coming to Six Flags

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Yep, that’s right. Six Flags is launching nine virtual reality roller coasters this season.

Coaster riders will put on a virtual reality headset and be transported to “The New Revolution” – a futuristic battle to save Earth from an alien invasion – all while riding an actual coaster. I’ve talked with people who have tried these VR coaster experiences in Europe and they say they are amazing. This will be the first time they’ve been brought to the public in North America. 

Here’s a preview:

Six Flags launches virtual reality roller coasters!Six Flags is launching VIRTUAL REALITY ROLLER COASTERS this season! Excited to try it? Coaster riders will put on a virtual reality headset and be transported to “The New Revolution” – a futuristic battle to save Earth from an alien invasion – all while riding an actual coaster. I’ve talked with people who have tried these VR coaster experiences in Europe and they say they are amazing. This will be the first time they’ve been brought to the public in North America.So where can you try it? Here are a list of parks offering the VR roller coasters this season:- Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, opening March 10 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview- Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia outside of Atlanta, opening March 12 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview- The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles, opening March 26 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview- Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka- Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape in Lake George, New York- Goliath at La Ronde in MontrealThere will also be three Superman themed VR coasters that will take you through Metropolis. They include… – SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio- SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts- SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, MarylandIt seems like a great way to make an older roller coaster feel like a brand new experience again. As long as it isn’t a nauseating experience. I can’t wait to find out for myself.

Posted by Marcus Leshock on Thursday, March 3, 2016

 

So where can you try it? Here are a list of parks offering the VR roller coasters this season:

– Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, opening March 10 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview
– Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia outside of Atlanta, opening March 12 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview
– The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain near Los Angeles, opening March 26 to Season Pass Holders as a special sneak preview
– Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka
– Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape in Lake George, New York
– Goliath at La Ronde in Montreal

There will also be three Superman themed VR coasters that will take you through Metropolis. They include…

– SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio
– SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts
– SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

It seems like a great way to make an older roller coaster feel like a brand new experience again. As long as it isn’t a nauseating experience – but again, from what I hear that isn’t the case. I can’t wait to find out for myself. More information can be found HERE.

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