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Iron Dragon: Virtual Reality – Back by popular demand, guests can combine the real-life thrills of a Cedar Point coaster favorite with the imaginary virtual world on Iron Dragon: Virtual Reality. Guests on Iron Dragon: VR will wear a special virtual reality headset while riding the Iron Dragon roller coaster, immersing them in a whole new world while the ride swings, dives and sways throughout the course. In the alternate world of the headsets, menacing ogres, angry villagers and flying creatures will attempt to disrupt a peaceful carriage ride.
The traditional, non-VR experience of Iron Dragon experience will be available each day. From June 9 through Sept. 4, Iron Dragon: VR will be available to all guests beginning at 6 p.m. when Cedar Point closes at 10 p.m. or later. Riders must be 48 inches tall to experience Iron Dragon and Iron Dragon: VR.
sourceThe Europa-Park presented it in the autumn of last year with "Alpenexpress VR-Ride" , in the meantime virtual reality roller coasters have spread around the world. In 2017, "Master Thai" in the Italian Mirabilandia is joined.
The "Master Tai" family-run train, which was opened in 2011, is equipped with virtual reality technology. Passengers use a virtual reality spectacle during the roller coaster ride and immerse themselves in a virtual experience synchronized to the real ride.
It is not yet known which "movie" will be shown to the passengers of the virtual reality roller coaster in Mirabilandia. The design of the announcement graphics, however, he will be based on the adventures of the Indiana Jones.
As a result, Mirabilandia plans to expand its VR roller coaster.
"Master Thai" is a so-called "dueling coaster": two trains start parallel and deliver a head-to-head race.
sourceWork is ongoing at Gardaland for the preparation of the new season in 2017 and visitors to the park today will begin to discover the theming of the legendary coaster that, from the start of next season, will ensure more immersive virtual experience.
A large Dreamcatcher, striking object-symbol of the culture of the American Indian, is the portal through which to reach the world of spirits. Positioned along the path of attraction and visible to all, the imposing sculpture suggests that the adventure will be set at a time when Native Americans considered the Dreamcatcher a sacred object.
There will throughout the totem area references, objects, symbols and icons typical of the fascinating part of the world. Set design and theming are designed to engage the guests in the adventure before you even get on the coaster; Also the surrounding green area will be transformed into a typical setting of the Rocky Mountains of the American West.
The experience becomes really overwhelming when worn the appropriate viewers, the Gardaland guests will live an extraordinary and immersive virtual adventure: once crossed the Dreamcatcher, passengers will leave the real world to face the unknown and to be immersed in a parallel reality where they will live, in person, unique and memorable experience adrenaline reaching levels never felt before.
The innovative project involves a total investment of 5 million euro for technology development, set design and theming of the attraction.
The technical partner chosen by Gardaland is Figment Productions , an international leader in the technology of Virtual Reality and in audiovisual interactive experiences.Figment is a pioneer in the Virtual Reality and has already created some experiences huge success. At the beginning of 2016 he launched - at the Alton Towers theme park in England - the first roller coaster in the world entirely dedicated to Virtual Reality: Galactica. A few months later was inaugurated at Thorpe Park near London, "The Ghost Train of Derren Brown".
sourceRainbow MagicLand 2016 will equip one of its three roller coasters with virtual reality technology ( we reported ).It was now known which roller coaster passengers will be kidnapped in virtual worlds in 2016 and which topic will be used.
Already in June "L'Olandese Volante" ("The Flying Dutchman") will be invited to a virtual trip across the world's oceans. The guests of the Mine-Train roller coaster experience an adventure on the high seas, past cannon balls, in the fight of the pirates, thanks to virtual reality glasses. The "film" is adapted to the movements of the real roller coaster ride.
Screenshots already show some scenes of the pirate adventure:
Photo: Rainbow MagicLand
Photo: Rainbow MagicLand
The VR experience on "L'Olandese Volante" is the first virtual reality roller coaster in Italy. Technology is now very popular with leisure parks, as last year the Europa Park was the first leisure park to equip an existing roller coaster. In 2016, many other leisure parks presented VR roller coasters - in Germany, for example, the "Schloss Thurn " adventure park with "Dinolino's VR-Ride" . The Six Flags group even announced to equip a total of nine leisure parks in 2016.
sourceVisitors to a Spanish amusement park can from next year to experience what it's like to race through Gotham City super hero Batman. The spectacular roller coaster Batman: La Fuga at Parque Warner Madrid is equipped with virtual reality glasses.
Batman: La Fuga is an inverted coaster with passengers hanging under the rails. The 32-meter runway has five inversions. The top speed is 80 kilometers per hour. According to the story behind the attraction is a villain escaped from prison Arkham Asylum.
for the addition of virtual reality park works with Samsung. Parque Warner Madrid is owned by the chain Parques Reunidos, just like Bobbejaanland in Belgium. The Flemish theme this year presented the virtual reality rollercoaster Mount Mara , also in cooperation with Samsung.
sourceWarner Bros. Movie World has announced a unique and immersive experience for guests with the launch of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Virtual Reality rollercoaster experience opening in September 2016. The Gold Coast theme park’s Arkham Asylum coaster, which was developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, will be launching with Virtual Reality transforming the ride into a 360-degree experience with the technology seamlessly syncing the physical attributions of the popular coaster with the visual to take guests on a multi-dimensional journey while reaching speeds of up to 85km/h and pulling 4.2Gs. Warner Bros. Movie World General Manager, Greg Yong said this is an exciting announcement for the park with the revolutionary technology sure to offer an all new experience for guests. Yong stated “as Warner Bros. Movie World celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited to announce we are bringing this innovative technology to one of the most exciting, signature attractions at the park. “With the addition of the Virtual Reality technology to the Arkham Asylum ride, which is inspired by Gotham City’s asylum in the world of DC’s Batman, guests will experience the synchronization of thrilling twists, turns and loops of the coaster with the virtual world of high-definition imagery and visuals created. “Guests will wear specialised Virtual Reality headsets as they embark on an epic multi-dimensional journey unlike anything ever experienced at the iconic Warner Bros. Movie World theme park.” The Virtual Reality experience at Movie World will be powered by VR technology and will revolutionise the traditional rollercoaster experience. The Virtual Reality experience will be a pay-for-play experience.
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