JACKSON, N.J. ─ August 9, 2016 ─ At Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s 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 park’s 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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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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.