Six Flags America today announced Galactic Attack, a brand new mixed reality experience. Riders will embark on steel roller coaster Mind Eraser and save the planet from an alien drone invasion on-ride. Galactic Attack will make its official debut to riders on Saturday, April 1, for the first time, and will remain open this spring for a limited time only.
While Six Flags America has not released an official video regarding Galactic Attack, Six Flags New England’s virtual reality installation (above) will be an identical ride.
When guests board the coaster and don their Samsung Gear VR headsets, they will be introduced to the device’s pass-through camera functionality, instantly making riders aware of their surroundings, by allowing them to see the “real world,” including the person seated next to them— along with virtual content. As they get settled into the ride, a heads up display overlay on the pass-through camera view will show data like current status of weaponry, time codes, fuel cells, and a countdown clock. Cresting the lift hill, a massive, swirling wormhole comes into view. As riders drop at high speeds, the mixed reality view changes to a completely immersive, virtual reality environment and a fighter spaceship cockpit materializes and envelops the riders into a tunnel of light. At the bottom of the first hill, riders are launched into the middle of a space battle, coming under attack from flying drones firing lasers and missiles. After swinging through tight channels, narrowly dodging drones and artillery fire, riders are brought into one of three drone bays, each of which offer a completely different gaming experience and three different endings.
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