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.