A unique experience will be coming to nine different Six Flag Parks, thanks to a new partnership of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and Samsung Electronics America. Samsung will be the “Official Technology Partner of Six Flags and create a ground breaking experience of America’s first virtual reality (VR) roller coaster powdered by Oculus, Samsung’s Gear VR.
Three of the VR rollercoasters will be SUPERMAN themed and take the riders on an amazing ride through Metropolis.
The virtual reality rollercoaster is expected to be like nothing ever before in a fully immersive, virtual riding experience. The riders of Six Flags will be wearing Samsung Gear VR and will be going through steep drops, loops, twists using accelerometers and proximity sensors that synchronize the action in a 360 virtual reality world.
Guests will be taken on a leisurely (or so they think) tour of the city of Metropolis, courtesy of Lex Corp Sky Tours. Just after departing the station riders encounter Lex Luthor who uses an anti-gravity gun along with his army of Lex Bots to create chaos throughout the city with cars, taxis and buses floating in mid-air around the rider’s vehicle. As the Lexbots continue shooting at the vehicle, SUPERMAN uses heat vison to destroy the anti-gravity gun, causing all objects to suddenly fall, including the train as it takes the first giant drop of the roller coaster. Riders then soar alongside SUPERMAN as he battles the evil Lexbots through hairpin twists and turns, loops, dips and dives before ultimately defeating Lex and the Lexbots, and returning safely back into the station. This amazing adventure will debut on these Superman-branded coasters:
SUPERMAN Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio;
SUPERMAN The Ride at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts; and
SUPERMAN Ride of Steel at Six Flags America in Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
The release date for these new VR roller coasters has not been announced yet. For more information on VR at Six Flags, visit sixflags.com/national/vr/overview