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Six Flags and Samsung Introduce World’s First Fully Interactive Roller Coaster Gaming Experience

All-New Virtual Reality Adventure Puts Riders in the Center of the Action

 

August 05, 2016 05:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

 

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, (NYSE: SIX), and Samsung Electronics America, Inc., the “Official Technology Partner” of the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced the next evolution of Virtual Reality experiences coming to eight parks this fall. The company that introduced North America’s first VR Coasters earlier this year, using Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus - is taking thrill-seekers on an all-new 360 degree adventure in Rage of the Gargoyles, a chilling, futuristic battle between good and evil featuring the first-ever interactive roller coaster gaming experience.

 

“The guest response to the virtual reality coasters at our parks has been outstanding, further solidifying Six Flags as the world leader in innovative rides and attractions,” said Six Flags President and CEO John Duffey. “One of the most exciting things about this technology is that we have the ability to change the storylines to offer our guests new thrills and new reasons to visit our parks. Just like the Superman and New Revolution VR Coasters currently operating in nine of our parks, Rage of the Gargoyles will be another first for our guests.”

 

“What’s been so great about our partnership with Six Flags is that it’s perfectly in line with Samsung’s mission to bring Samsung Gear VR and virtual reality technology to the masses,” said Marc Mathieu, Chief Marketing Officer at Samsung Electronics America. “More and more people will get to experience VR for the first time through this totally unique and immersive experience.”

 

In Rage of the Gargoyles, riders - wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets - are pilots seated in the cockpit of an Apache-style helicopter. With a devastated cityscape as the backdrop, a fleet of choppers prepares to battle an army of terrorizing, winged creatures. The action-packed adventure begins when riders ascend up the coaster’s lift hill as the blood-thirsty gargoyles mercilessly attack the copter’s fragile glass barrier. The epic on-screen conflict quickly accelerates as the high-definition imagery synchs perfectly to the coaster’s movements sending riders twisting, turning and diving through the hazardous city streets - flying over battered skyscrapers, plunging underneath twisted bridges and dodging falling debris, all while shooting to repel these lethal demons and conquer the vicious master gargoyle. A surprise ending to this fully-immersive virtual odyssey will leave guests breathless, and ready to experience Rage of the Gargoyles over and over again.

 

This groundbreaking VR coaster gaming experience does not need a touchpad or buttons to activate, allowing riders to keep their hands on the lap bar as they shoot. Instead, the mounted Gatling guns on the helicopters are controlled through head movements and as soon as an attacker is targeted, the weapon automatically fires. Target tracking graphics will display in HMD (Head Mounting Display) style to demonstrate the autofire function.

Rage of the Gargoyles will debut on the following eight roller coasters:

  • Demon at Six Flags Great America near Chicago;
  • Skull Mountain at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey;
  • Shock Wave at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington;
  • Kong at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom near San Francisco;
  • Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags Over Georgia outside of Atlanta;
  • Goliath at La Ronde in Montreal;
  • Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka; and
  • Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape in Lake George, New York.

 

Source: Six Flags

 

Click below to watch a video on the ride:

 

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I like that the VR isn't going on Nitro but seeing Skull Mountain get it seems logical as it is not as popular as other coasters despite their operations being more superior than Nitro. I am thinking dispatches could be every three to seven minutes on Skull Mountain compared to the typical 10 to 20 minutes on others.

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I think it's cool that it's going to skull mountain. I'm excited to see what it's like, but since the line will probably be long most of the time I won't ride it that often. I really wish they had better versions though. For what I've seen the ones that they have now don't look that great at all. That'd be cool if they made really scary one's for fright fest. I also don't really like the automatic shooting part. I'd rather just look around and have the option to shoot rather than it just shooting everywhere when I'm trying to look at stuff.

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If VR was going to be added, Skull Mountain or Runaway Mine Train would have probably been one of my top choices. I'm hesitant to try it in a coaster with inversions or big drops like Nitro but a tamer coaster that is shorter than other coasters might convince me to try it. I hope they keep the back row for non VR.

 

I know in past years during Fright Fest, they had an overflow queue set up. They will probably really need it this year more often with how popular it will probably be.

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I'm hesitant to try it in a coaster with inversions or big drops like Nitro but a tamer coaster that is shorter than other coasters might convince me to try it.

After riding Superman VR at SFNE the VR actually makes the larger drops feel much smaller. You shouldn't be worried about that.

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Revolutionary, Horror-Themed Virtual Reality Coaster

Coming to Six Flags Great Adventure This Fall

Worlds First Interactive Gaming Coaster Adventure to Engulf Riders

in Demonic Battle during Exclusive Event

JACKSON, N.J. ─ August 9, 2016 At Six Flags Great Adventure, the worlds largest theme park, riders will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets to battle demonic creatures in Rage of the Gargoyles, a fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) coaster experience. This highly-anticipated, totally immersive adventure will debut on Skull Mountain, the parks indoor, in-the-dark coaster, available exclusively to Season Pass holders, active Members, haunted maze pass purchasers and owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note7 during Fright Fest beginning September 24.

 

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Six Flags is the leader in innovation, taking North America by storm with the introduction of the very first VR coaster experiences. Here at Great Adventure, this revolutionary VR technology will transform our classic, fan favorite into a cutting-edge thrill, said John Fitzgerald, park president. Rage of the Gargoyles amps up the fear factor to a level only Fright Fest can deliver.

 

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Rage of the Gargoyles VR Facts:

· Fully-integrated VR roller coaster utilizes Samsung Gear VR headsets to provide a multi-dimensional experience

· High-definition imagery and storytelling sync with 1,377 feet of plunging, twisting coaster track to create a one-of-a-kind, real world to virtual world thrill ride experience

· For the first time ever on a roller coaster, riders can engage in interactive gaming throughout the entire experience by shooting at flying demons

· Unique, sophisticated head-movement targeting allows riders to instantly lock on a moving target no touchpads or buttons required to fire

 

Riders will immediately become fighter jet pilots battling against terrorizing, blood-thirsty gargoyles. Surrounded by 360-degrees of sheer chaos, it is up to the riders to save humanity. Diving and swerving through devastated city streets, this epic conflict reaches a fever pitch as the pilot must attack the vicious master gargoyle and the surprise ending will leave riders speechless.

 

Skull Mountain, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, will close mid-August for its VR makeover. When it debuts during Fright Fest September 24, Season Pass holders, active Members, haunted maze pass purchasers and owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note7 gain exclusive access to this epic experience weekends and select days through November 13.

 

For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/virtualrealitycoasters and www.samsung.com/gearvr.

 

About Six Flags Entertainment Corporation

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is the worlds 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.

 

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of todays technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of Americas fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com. For the latest Samsung news, please visit news.samsung.com/us and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

 

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems, and semiconductor and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at news.samsung.com.

 

Riders must be at least 13 years of age to wear Samsung Gear VR.

Guests must be at least 44 tall to ride Skull Mountain with an adult, or 48 to ride alone.

Guests under the age of 13 who meet the height requirement, and day visitors who do not meet the exclusive requirements for this event, can ride Skull Mountain without VR headsets.

 

Source: Six Flags Great Adventure

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If they put a rope in the middle of the queue to separate VR and non VR people that would be the best way to do it. Then, have a worker in front of the station assigning rows. Have the non VR line keep going until the VR people are all strapped in then let the VR people go on the next ride. This way operations are not affected on the line without VR. Great idea having it on skull mountain though

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If they put a rope in the middle of the queue to separate VR and non VR people that would be the best way to do it. Then, have a worker in front of the station assigning rows. Have the non VR line keep going until the VR people are all strapped in then let the VR people go on the next ride. This way operations are not affected on the line without VR. Great idea having it on skull mountain though

 

"When it debuts during Fright Fest September 24, Season Pass holders, active Members, haunted maze pass purchasers and owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note7 gain exclusive access to this epic experience weekends and select days through November 13."

 

"exclusive access" seems like nobody else will be able to ride but the people mentioned, and that it'll only be VR. I could be wrong.

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