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Postby ObeyTheShihTzu! » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:12 pm

SharkTums wrote:^See, I'm not sure...I look at this and feel like they've found a way to make VR MORE complicated! :?r


Agreed... And I wonder how much research has gone into how coaster fans are, in fact, actually responding to VR. I can definitely see the appeal on "indoor simulator coasters," but I find it tough to believe that VR will prove as exciting as the rush you get when 'real' scenery flies by, and your 'co-riders' scream and laugh with you in a wild communal experience. :lmao:

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Postby VACoasterdude » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:29 am

The Groupon Deal for BGW is back. $45 which is valid for one-day visit that can be used between March 24 – October 28, 2018. The deal is good for up to 10 tickets! Not sure how long the deal will last!

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Postby coasterbill » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:43 am

Hey so... does anyone know if Le Scoot was open on preview day? Asking for a friend.

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Postby SLCHeadache » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:52 am

ObeyTheShihTzu! wrote:I wonder how much research has gone into how coaster fans are, in fact, actually responding to VR. I can definitely see the appeal on "indoor simulator coasters," but I find it tough to believe that VR will prove as exciting as the rush you get when 'real' scenery flies by, and your 'co-riders' scream and laugh with you in a wild communal experience.

It is for this reason that I'd like to see VR on Verbolten eventually. VR is a huge improvement over a sparse show building.
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Postby coasterbill » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:53 am

Get out. :lol:

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Postby DBru » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:28 pm

^^Haha...ha? :|

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Postby DoinItForTheFame » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:33 pm

SLCHeadache wrote:It is for this reason that I'd like to see VR on Verbolten eventually. VR is a huge improvement over a sparse show building.


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Postby Fooz » Tue Mar 20, 2018 2:43 pm

VR is coming for your amusement parks. Resistance is futile.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:13 pm

^ Battle for Eire actually looks like a good use of VR to the park's credit, so I'm hoping that's as far as the park goes with VR.
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Re: Busch Gardens Williamsburg (BGW BGE) Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:49 pm

If Verbolten's show building was even half as detailed as its queue and station, I wouldn't be saying VR would be better. Doesn't even feel like you're in a forest, just some campy blacklight blur. Six Flags and Cedar Fair can get away with campy, Busch used to be classy. At least InvadR and BfE are a step up.

...On second thought, Verbolten has lots of quick transitions. Could send headsets flying. No risk of that with a motion simulator.
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