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Six Flags Adds Virtual Reality to Roller Coasters

Destination & Tourism | Amy Coyne Bredeson | March 05, 2016

Six Flags Adds Virtual Reality to Roller Coasters

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Six Flags is getting ready to reveal virtual reality technology at nine of its properties, USA Today reported. 

The theme parks are repurposing nine roller coasters as virtual reality experiences that will open in the spring, according to USA Today.

The more-than-200-foot, 77 mph Superman the Ride at Six Flags New England will soon include virtual reality headgear that passengers will wear on a journey through Metropolis, USA Today said.

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"This will be the first opportunity that people will have to virtually fly with Superman," Sam Rhodes, corporate director of design for Six Flags, told USA Today.

The virtual Superman experience will also be available at Six Flags America in Maryland and Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio, USA Today reported.  

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Another virtual reality storyline will be introduced at Six Flags parks this season - a futuristic fighter plane experience called New Revolution, USA Today said. This experience will debut March 26 at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California.

Beginning March 12, New Revolution will be available at Six Flags Over Georgia near Atlanta and at Six Flags Over Texas near Dallas, according to USA Today.

New Revolution will open at Six Flags St. Louis in Missouri, La Ronde in Montreal, Canada, and at The Great Escape in New York later in the spring, USA Today reported.


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