Agawam, MA, USA — Six Flags New England, New England’s largest theme park, is once again leading the way in innovation and cutting-edge technology, launching one of the first Virtual Reality (VR) Roller Coasters in North America. Six Flags New England is taking its signature brand of thrills to the next level in a fully immersive, virtual riding experience. SUPERMAN The Ride the park’s most popular coaster is now equipped to allow riders wearing wireless VR headsets to feel the heart-pumping adrenaline of steep drops, high speeds, powerful twists and turns as gyros, accelerometers and proximity sensors synchronize all of the action in a remarkably realistic 360-degree virtual reality world.
Virtual Reality Coaster Highlights:
World’s Tallest, Fastest and Longest Virtual Reality Coaster;
One of the first Virtual Roller Coasters in North America;
Fully immersive, virtual riding experience that is the latest in technology and innovation;
Wearing VR headsets, guests are transported into a realistic 360-degree virtual world of Metropolis perfectly synched to the ride;
Combining virtual reality with real forces, real drops and real airtime creates an unparalleled riding experience; and
Riders will feel like SUPERMAN as they climb over 20 stories in to the air and race down like a speeding bullet at 77 mph while experiencing virtual reality.
“Our property is thrilled to provide the latest in ride technology and innovation with a brand new virtual reality ride experience,” said John Winkler, Park President of Six Flags New England. “We are excited and proud to offer SUPERMAN the Ride Virtual Reality Coaster on one of the best steel coasters on the planet. Integrating this new technology is a game changer for the entire theme park industry, and we are honored to be one of the first parks in North American to launch this new ride experience.”
When riders take their seats and fasten their headsets on SUPERMAN The Ride, they will be fully immersed in the 360-degree comic-book world of Metropolis. Guests are then taken on a leisurely (or so they think) tour of the city of Metropolis, courtesy of Metropolis Sky Tours. Just after departing the station, riders encounter Lex Luthor who uses an anti-gravity gun along with his army of Lex Bots to create chaos throughout the city with cars, taxis and buses floating in mid-air around the rider’s vehicle. As the Lexbots attack at the vehicle, SUPERMAN soars into action. Riders will be taken through hairpin twists and turns, loops, dips and dives all while Superman fights to save the day from Lex and the Lexbots.