Virtual Reality Coaster Offers Fully Immersive Experiences
ARLINGTON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Six Flags Over Texas, the Thrill Capital of Texas, today announced the
opening of The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster, North America’s
first fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) roller coaster featuring
ground-breaking technology using Samsung Gear VR, powered by Oculus.
In partnership with Samsung, Six Flags Over Texas is offering
unprecedented thrills by combining the traditional roller coaster
experience with a fully immersive virtual world. From the moment riders
board, wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets, they become co-pilots of a
fighter jet, flying through a futuristic city while engaging in a battle
to protect the planet against alien invaders. State-of-the-art
technology syncs the high-definition imagery and storytelling perfectly
with the unique track configuration allowing guests to experience
sensations like a real fighter pilot while blasting through two inside
loops across nearly 3,400 feet of steel track.
“We are excited to team up with Samsung Electronics America to bring
this level of unmatched, interactive thrills to our guests this season,”
said Steve Martindale, Six Flags Over Texas Park President. “The
remarkable technology being used to make this virtual world come to life
will forever change the roller coaster experience as we once knew it.”
Samsung Gear VR – designed to accelerate virtual reality into the
mainstream – provides an untethered, fully-immersive experience with
360-degree content for an extremely high quality mobile VR experience.
Built to work with Samsung’s Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S6, S6
edge, S6 edge+ and Note5, the Gear VR headset utilizes each device’s
super AMOLED display to provide the color, clarity and performance
needed for an amazing virtual reality experience.
The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster will debut to the general
public on Saturday, March 26. Season Pass Holders get an exclusive
preview of the ride while it’s open for technical rehearsals throughout
the run of the park’s spring break, ending March 20. For more
information about The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster, visit www.sixflags.com.
About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the world’s largest regional
theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the
United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has
entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed
rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions. For more
information, visit www.sixflags.com.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design
and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and
home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the
U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To
discover more of the award-winning products you love with Samsung,
please visit www.samsung.com,
and for the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and
follow on Twitter @SamsungNewsUS.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future
with transformative ideas and technologies that redefine the worlds of
TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital
appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and
semiconductor and LED solutions. We are also leading in the Internet of
Things space with the open platform SmartThings, our broad range of
smart devices, and through proactive cross-industry collaboration. We
employ 319,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of US $196
billion. To discover more, and for the latest news, feature articles and
press material, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.
Six Flags Over Texas
Sharon Parker, 817-640-8900, ext. 4174