Six Flags Magic Mountain’s Iconic First-Ever Looping Coaster to Make
History as One of North America’s First VR Coasters
VALENCIA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The most anticipated new Virtual Reality (VR) coaster of the year has
made its debut at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the undisputed Thrill
Capital of the World. The New Revolution — North America’s first
fully-integrated VR roller coaster using Samsung Gear VR, powered by
Oculus — was unveiled, providing a multi-dimensional virtual ride
experience never before done on a looping, twisting coaster. From the
moment riders board and don Samsung Gear VR headsets, the traditional
roller coaster experience is transformed. High-definition imagery and
storytelling sync with the unique track configuration creating a
one-of-a-kind seamless “real world” to “virtual world” thrill-ride
experience. Riders are now co-pilots seated in the cockpit of a
true-to-life fighter jet, flying through a futuristic city while
virtually engaged in a battle to protect the planet against alien
invaders, all while racing over the 3,500 feet of twisting, turning,
looping coaster track.
Seated in sleek new red and white custom trains, the epic battle begins.
From the cockpit of the aircraft in an underground bunker, the massive
vehicle quickly ascends up the lift hill through the bunker’s roof, onto
the launch pad ready to take flight. Once cleared for takeoff, the
heroic adventure commences as riders are forced to navigate dangerously
through the narrow city streets, up and over skyscrapers while avoiding
obstacles and incoming fire from alien drones. The battle intensifies at
the edge of the skyline where the mother ship is revealed ominously
hovering above. Heavily protected by drones, the mission is clear,
penetrate and destroy the mother ship to save the Planet.
“Six Flags is known world-wide as the industry leader in innovative
thrills and The New Revolution emerging as North America’s first looping
coaster to offer this revolutionary technology clearly demonstrates how
deep innovation runs in our DNA,” said Bonnie Sherman Weber, Six Flags
Magic Mountain park president. “As Six Flags Magic Mountain marks its
45th anniversary of providing cutting-edge, record-breaking,
one-of-a-kind thrills, we are once again proud to make history, four
decades later transforming the world’s first 360-degree looping coaster
into today’s newest technological marvel.”
The New Revolution is one of 19 roller coasters at Six Flags
Magic Mountain, which holds the Guinness World Record for most coasters
in a theme park, and is the perfect addition to the park’s world-class
coaster collection, joining other adrenaline-pumping coasters including
Twisted Colossus — the world’s longest hybrid coaster; Full Throttle —
the world’s largest looping coaster; Tatsu — the tallest, fastest and
longest flying coaster in the world; X2 — the world’s first and only 5th
dimensional coaster; and Goliath — the “giant among giants” mega coaster.
Located in Six Flags Plaza, The New Revolution is part of an
area-wide refresh, including a remodel of surrounding attractions, food
and retail locations as well as added entertainment.
The New Revolution will debut on Thursday, April 21 to the
general public. For more information and a video highlighting The New
Revolution Virtual Reality experience, visit www.sixflags.com.
Six Flags Season Pass Holders have the opportunity to experience The
New Revolution before it opens
to the public. Visit www.sixflags.com
2016 Six Flags Magic Mountain Season Passes are on sale for the same
price as a one-day general admission and include unlimited visits now
through the entire 2016 season with NO blackout dates. Purchase four or
more Passes and receive a FREE upgrade to a COMBO Pass that includes a
FREE Hurricane Harbor Season Pass. Additional Season Pass perks include
free tickets for friends, park admission to Fright Fest®, Holiday in the
Park® and more. Season Passes can be purchased at the main gate ticket
booths or online at sixflags.com. Online Pass purchases are eligible for
low monthly payments through the Membership program.
Season Pass Holders may also take advantage of the best value in Dining
by purchasing a 2016 Season Dining Pass. For one low price, enjoy a
variety of meal options on each visit. Dining passes may be purchased at
the park or online at sixflags.com.
Save time and money. Buy and print tickets at home and go straight to
the gate. Plan ahead and save up to $25 on Six Flags Magic Mountain
general admission when tickets are purchased in advance of visit date.
Get more details and buy now at sixflags.com.
Six Flags Magic Mountain, is located at 26101 Magic Mountain Parkway, in
Valencia, north of Los Angeles off Interstate 5 at the Magic Mountain
Parkway exit. The park opens daily at 10:30 a.m. For complete operating
days and hours, and for more information call (661) 255-4111 or visit us
online at www.sixflags/magicmountain.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.
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