later this month, Six Flags goers in Texas, Georgia, California, Maryland,
Massachusetts, Missouri, New York and Quebec will have a chance to ride one of
nine coasters equipped with Samsung Gear VR headsets.
-- riders will strap a VR headset to their faces and then get on a roller
So that instead of seeing the steel beams and long lines snaking through the
theme parks, riders will think they're in space, fighting aliens or flying
through Metropolis with Superman as he kills robots sent by Lex Luthor.
some of the rides, passengers will even be able to interact with the virtual
world by firing weapons.
transforms the modern roller coaster into a totally new, one of a kind
sensorial experience -- powered by technology," Marc Mathieu, CMO of
Samsung Electronics America, said in a statement.