The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster Opens at Six Flags St. Louis

Ground-Breaking Technology Offers Fully Immersive, 360° Experience

EUREKA, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#JoinTheNewRevolution–Six Flags St. Louis, The Coaster Capital of Missouri, in partnership
with Samsung Electronics America, is set to open its first virtual
reality coaster on May 29. The New Revolution Virtual Reality (VR)
Coaster
on Ninja features state-of-the-art technology that will
forever change the way people ride roller coasters.


“Six Flags is known for the innovative thrills we bring to our
guests,“ said Peter Carmichael, Six Flags St. Louis park president. “And
now we are taking it to the next level by merging reality with the
virtual world to deliver an unparalleled coaster experience. This really
does change everything.”

Virtual Reality on Ninja Facts:

  • Riders wearing Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets, find
    themselves in the copilot seat of a fighter jet as they take on aliens
    in a battle to save the world;
  • This 360°, fully immersive, virtual battle takes guests flying through
    2,430 feet of track at up to 65 mph;
  • The fighter jet darts between buildings, completing intense aerial
    acrobatics while guests travel through the 360°loop and corkscrew of
    the coaster’s steel track;
  • Sensors and proxies along the coaster track sync the movement of the
    coaster to the video riders are watching on their Samsung Gear VR
    headsets;
  • The experience begins as soon as riders leave the station house and
    start up the lift hill. While climbing the lift hill or going through
    the launch pad, guests can shoot at targets with a touch pad on the
    side of the headsets, making this the first game play ever used on a
    roller coaster.

For more information visit: www.sixflags.com/stlouis/virtualrealitycoaster.

The New Revolution VR Coaster on Ninja, Fireball…The Ultimate Coaster
Loop and Holiday in the Park coming in November highlight the park’s
longest season since opening in 1971. Guests can experience all the
thrills the theme park and Hurricane Harbor waterpark have to offer with
a 2016 Season Pass, the best value with unlimited visits to both parks,
special eCoupon offers and admission to all Six Flags theme parks. For
an even greater value, Season Pass holders may purchase a Gold Season
Dining Pass, which includes lunch, dinner and a snack during every park
visit, plus a 2016 Souvenir Bottle for unlimited drink refills. Gold
Season Dining Passes may be used at any Six Flags theme park.

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.

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Contacts

Six Flags St. Louis
Elizabeth Gotway, 636-938-5300, ext. 6328
egotway@sftp.com