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Glorious news!

 

This ride might finally enable me to block the election out of my life for a solid two and a half minutes.

 

MAKE REVOLUTION GREAT AGAIN

 

This is exciting news. This will actually make the Revolution "new". I'll be curious to ride the New Revolution both with and without the goggles.

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You thought wait times were long already? Just WAIT until this season when you experience the thrill of seeing literally every guest not know how to put on a headset! And that's not all, we're now offering free head lice, acne, and pink eye for every guest that tries this new feature! The gift that keeps on giving! Now THAT'S Six Flags value!

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You thought wait times were long already? Just WAIT until this season when you experience the thrill of seeing literally every guest not know how to put on a headset! And that's not all, we're now offering free head lice, acne, and pink eye for every guest that tries this new feature! The gift that keeps on giving! Now THAT'S Six Flags value!

 

lol good reason to be one of the first riders to ride it, and then never ride it using the headset again

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No thank you. I'm old school when it comes to this crap. If I want to play a video game I will play a video game. When I got to the parks I go to experience the roller coasters as a piece of art that I can ride in its most natural sense.

 

 

SF doesn't allow riders to have a camera strapped onto them (a policy I support) but they want the riders to all (or mostly) have a big device strapped to their face?

 

Once one of these visors comes off at 50 mph I imagine the project may be quietly canceled. Hope no one gets hurt.

 

Glad the SF nearest me won't be doing this and they're getting a RMC this year!

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Assuming the headsets don't all break in the first year and they abandon the project, I think these could easily tie into Fright Fest and, for the parks that have it, Holiday in the Park, as well. It's not hard to imagine changing the programming to simulate fleeing from a coven of broom-mounted witches or vampire bats or (insert flying malicious ghoul of your choice here). Or maybe you're hitching a ride on Santa's sleigh.

 

This seems like a good way to breathe new life into old coasters. If it works at Six Flags, I can see other parks (especially chain parks) getting in on this.

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I really don't understand the point of this...

 

Build a roller coaster to simulate movements a motion simulator can't I guess?

 

I guess the idea is you're building an augmented reality in a way simulators themselves can't really simulate.

 

My guess is that ultimately this is going to be poorly executed and will cause a lot of people motion sickness

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Six Flags Announces Virtual Reality Roller Coasters at 9 US Parks!

WOW. I was not expecting them to go so gung-ho with this across the board. I'm stunned (in a good way). Even more so that they seem to be including some hypers in there.

 

I'm literally at a loss for words, so... just... wow.

 

They're probably doing it at so many parks because the headsets probably aren't that expensive when compared to the cost of an entire roller coaster. Never having been a part of their design/business team to do price evaluations, I probably wouldn't put an out-of-my-butt price tag of more than maybe $2,000 per headset. So fully outfitting all those coasters will only end up at around $1 million, which is basically a kiddie coaster's worth of money.

 

I would say way less than that considering the consumer headset itself is only $99 http://www.samsung.com/us/explore/gear-vr/

 

 

Wow. (I didn't have the time to find the data; had a smart materials exam I had to take.) Well, when accounting for an S7 Edge that brings it to $800 per set, and then brings it down to around $400,000 - $500,000, so about as expensive as a single medium-to-large flat ride. Certainly a heck of a bargain.

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Dear Six Flags, we didn't ask for S:ROS@ SFNE to be a VR coaster. We just want Superman. Enough with the gimmicks and slow wait times.

 

Exactly, I can see why they would add VR to older rides like Revolution and Ninja (SFSTL), but it doesn't make any sense to add it to S:ROS/Bizarro/whateverit'scalled. Bizarro/Superman is one of the best coasters in the world and doesn't need a gimmick like this.

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No thank you. I'm old school when it comes to this crap. If I want to play a video game I will play a video game. When I got to the parks I go to experience the roller coasters as a piece of art that I can ride in its most natural sense.

 

 

SF doesn't allow riders to have a camera strapped onto them (a policy I support) but they want the riders to all (or mostly) have a big device strapped to their face?

 

Once one of these visors comes off at 50 mph I imagine the project may be quietly canceled. Hope no one gets hurt.

 

Glad the SF nearest me won't be doing this and they're getting a RMC this year!

 

I wouldn't get too comfortable with that idea if I were you...

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Curious to see how they are going to make this work. Do you have to have your own Galaxy phone to make this work or does Samsung have some headset with a "phone" already built in. I can see them making you use your own phone and downloading the app to make it work.

 

Are they going to secure these headsets in anyway so they don't fly off while riding?

 

Are they going to clean each headset after each use?

 

Lots of questions.

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Curious to see how they are going to make this work. Do you have to have your own Galaxy phone to make this work or does Samsung have some headset with a "phone" already built in. I can see them making you use your own phone and downloading the app to make it work.

 

Are they going to secure these headsets in anyway so they don't fly off while riding?

 

Are they going to clean each headset after each use?

 

Lots of questions.

 

https://www.sixflags.com/magicmountain/attractions/vr/faq

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They're announcing this all to happen, through the summer.

So, I'm guessing they're taking their biggest crowds at the park(s),

working with that until Labor Day weekend, and then assess it all, in the fall.

 

Or - the first accident will immediately stop them being used, "until further notice."

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Perhaps the headsets will be leashed to each car so they cannot fly away...

 

 

Um, how long that leash? This would be turning it into a great S&M ride, LOLOL!

 

 

Note to Add: Come to think of it, the HALLOWEEN version of it, might be quite something, bwa - ha - ha!

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If you read the article on the Six Flags site you would know. It also explains how the goggles wont be able to fly off your head or the train. Who woulda thunk, Samsung addressed many of the concerns expressed in this thread before dumping a bunch of money into their product

 

"It's raining headsets!!!"

 

The Revolution trains look AWESOME! It looks like they basically removed the OTSR's, but didnt update the lapbars at all which I am very excited about!

 

I don't know how I feel about the VR, but I'll try it once. It just sucks that it's going to definitely slow down lines (as if the SF rides ops need yet another excuse to move slow and stack trains...).

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