Revolutionary Virtual Reality Coaster Coming to Six Flags Great America This Week
Riders Engulfed in Demonic Battle on the DEMON Roller Coaster
**NOTE: Guests must be at least 42” tall to ride the Demo and at least 13 years of age to wear Samsung Gear VR.**
This Thursday, ChiIL Mama will be ChiILin' at Six Flags Great America with a couple designated riders. Who better to fight VR Gargoyles with than two 15 year old boys?! My son, Dugan, and his friend, Joseph, will be a couple of the first riders ever to simultaneously ride the Demon and battle gargoyles! Check back soon for our photo and video filled feature. We're super stoked to be included in the press preview! Earlier this summer we announced Virtual Reality was coming to Six Flags Great America. Now we have details on this incredible addition to the park.
Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality (VR)
debuting this week on the Demon!
Riders will board the Demon, strap on VR headsets and immediately become helicopter pilots actively fighting off evil creatures using cutting-edge gaming technology throughout the entire ride, as the high-definition imagery syncs with 1,250 feet of looping, twisting coaster track. Surrounded by 360-degrees of sheer chaos, it is up to our guests to save humanity.
This highly-anticipated, completely interactive adventure will debut on the Demon roller coaster beginning August 13 with an exclusive preview to Six Flags Season Pass holders and Samsung phone owners on August 12. There will also be an opportunity for guests to purchase a special Rage of the Gargoyles t-shirt at our gift shops and experience the ride before any other guests on Thursday afternoon, August 11.
We can’t wait to experience this amazing addition to the best theme park in the world!
At Six Flags Great America, the Thrill Capital of the Midwest, riders will battle demonic creatures in Rage of the Gargoyles, a fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) coaster experience featuring Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus. This highly- anticipated, completely interactive adventure will debut on the Demon roller coaster beginning August 13 with an exclusive preview to Six Flags Season Pass holders and Samsung phone owners on August 12.
“Innovation is park of Six Flags’ DNA, and this revolutionary VR technology will transform this classic, fan favorite into a cutting-edge thrill,” said Hank Salami, park president. “Rage of the Gargoyles VR is the perfect addition to breathe new life into the Demon coaster that has been a part of our arsenal of rides for 40 years.”
Riders will board the Demon and strap on Samsung Gear VR headsets. They will immediately become helicopter pilots to actively fight off evil creatures using cutting-edge gaming technology, as the high-definition imagery syncs with 1,250 feet of looping, twisting coaster track. Surrounded by 360-degrees of sheer chaos, it is up to the riders to save humanity.
Demon, now celebrating its 40th anniversary, debuted at Six Flags Great America in 1976 as the Turn of the Century roller coaster. It was one of the first roller coasters in the world that featured a corkscrew maneuver. The ride received a complete makeover in 1979 with the theming that guests enjoy today and was renamed, the Demon. Among those makeovers, the Demon featured two vertical loops and unique theming with its own soundtrack. The Demon continues to delight guests of all ages.
For more information, visit www.sixflags.com/vrcoasters
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