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The VR thread

Discussion in 'News & Rumours' started by Pink Cadillac, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Matt N

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    Something tells me the video won't be quite that smooth when you're actually riding it!
     
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    Thats pretty odd that someone has posted the full video - and its also a pretty rubbish video. Not that you'll have any attention on the video as you'll be trying not to break your head by riding that thing 'blind'.
     
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    I have been on this too (I live in Madrid these days), and they managed to get the trains out very quickly. I queued for just 10 minutes in the VR queue on a cold day a couple of months ago. The VR was great. The people i went with much preferred it to the non-VR experience. They described it as only an okay coaster previously, but the aforementioned moment where the joker sends you over the edge of a building after gassing you was great. The near misses with a host virtual buildings felt pretty scary, which of course isn't a thrill riders get without the VR. The gripe I had was that the second time i went on, I had to hold onto the glasses the whole way, as they felt like they were going to fly off. A fellow rider complained of a getting banged on the nose with an ill-fitting set too.

    I see VR has a bad name on here, and I've no reason to doubt the word of so many aficionados. However, If you end up Madrid way, I can heartily recommend it in this particular instance..
     
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    Now that is a budget cut I'd like to see Merlin make!
     
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    Looks like BonBon-Land will also see the VR treatment of a family coaster this year. In a very similar fashion to TusenFryd above (the parks are owned by the same chain), it's the 2009 Zierer coaster Viktor Vandorm that gets the burden of VR. I haven't been able to find a press release, but the news scroll past on the park's home page every now and then: https://www.bonbonland.dk/
     
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    You mean they missed the opportunity for a VR dog fart coaster?
     
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    I've always wanted the pleasure of a dog virtual farting in my face.
     
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    VR has to be one of the worst things to spread into the theme park industry... if you want riders to be more immersed in an attraction, get for better theming!
     
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    MackMedia, VR Coaster and Holodeck VR are testing a system for free roaming VR in themepark attractions, namely Eurosat Coastiality at Europa-Park, where it will first be installed.
    With this system you put on the VR headset long before you enter the train, I assume it will be used for a preshow as well.

    +1 for the original Eurosat music.

    (a document on this project in English)
     
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    Big bump!

    Have y'all seen this diving theater VR concept from VR Coaster yet? It looks pretty neat - a much better application for VR than an actual ride if I say so myself.

     
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    I would agree about this being a better application than a ride simply due to capacity. You could, in theory, have a number of guests getting staged, briefed, and fitted with equipment, while another group is experiencing the attraction. Capacity on this setup would be much better than on a traditional ride/roller coaster.
     
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