Orlando, Florida, USA
VR Coaster demonstrated their new Diving Theatre concept. The underwater VR experience uses lightweight waterproof headsets, a snorkel-like breathing apparatus and scooter engines to propel a stream of water around participants, who encounter giant sea creatures while exploring coral reefs, underwater caves and sunken ship wrecks. Click the headline for more info and videos
Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Busch Gardens Williamsburg opened Battle For Eire, the park’s new attraction which is a marriage of a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360° virtual reality headsets, creating an innovative experience unlike any other in the theme park industry. Click the headline to see videos and photos
Jackson, New Jersey, USA
Six Flags Great Adventure announced that Zumanjaro, the world’s tallest and fastest drop tower, will become Drop of Doom VR for a limited time. Beginning May 5th, riders will have the option of battling giant spiders high above massive city skyscrapers in a fully-integrated virtual reality experience on the 415 foot (126m) tall free fall tower.
Park guests will become pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders during the interactive ride that features a vertical ascent while teetering off the edge of a helicopter. A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body, is followed by a 10-second plunge at speeds up to 90 mph (145 km/h) that concludes in a final showdown with the giant spider. Click the headline for more information
Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Six Flags New England announced that Mind Eraser is becoming Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster, the world’s first “Mixed Reality Experience” on a roller coaster that combines Augmented Reality using the Samsung Gear VR’s passthrough camera functionality along with virtual content. This Spring the park’s Vekoma SLC will also feature trains that are being outfitted with new restraints to make “a more comfortable, smoother and exhilarating ride experience than ever before”. Click the headline to read more and watch videos
Buena Park, California, USA
Knott’s Berry Farm released details about “VR Showdown in Ghost Town”, the park’s new-for-2017 free-roaming, multi-player Virtual Reality experience that will be available to guests at an introductory price of $6, in addition to park admission.
The interactive VR attraction will have guests embark on a time travel adventure, which will transport them to a futuristic version of Knott’s western town of Calico. Players will be met by robotic creations and embark on a daring mission with other groups of players to defend the town. Armed with wireless VR headsets and futuristic blasters, multiple players will compete against one another for the highest score, as part of this immersive adventure, while striving toward shared team goals. Click the headline for more information