More and more theme parks are discovering VR as a tool for rejuvenation of roller coasters or to develop new attractions. In 2015, the Europa Park in Germany introduced the Alpenexpress VR-RIDE and is now opening the Pegasus VR-RIDE in March. For a fee of 2 Euros, visitors can experience the already existing roller coasters in a new way. The US theme park Six Flags is also opening its’ first VR ride in spring 2016. With the slogan “Welcome to the future!” the theme park Alton Towers in the UK is introducing the new VR roller coaster ride Galactica in April 2016. Also Canada’s Wonderland is upgrading one of its’ rides with VR headsets to create a new experience for the Thunder Run. We are curious to see how VR will impact theme parks in the long run.
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