Alton Towers Resort has just announced their new major addition for the 2016 season. This April, guests will be able to travel into the cosmos on Galactica, the world’s first roller coaster fully dedicated to Virtual Reality. Galactica will use the physical track of the Air roller coaster, but the Virtual Reality headsets will transform the B&M flying coaster into an out of this world experience.
Alton Towers director of marketing Gill Riley said: “There is nowhere else in the world that people can experience the feeling of a flying roller coaster combined with soaring through the universe. For two minutes, our guests will be transported into space and we believe Galactica showcases the future for theme parks around the world – it’s a complete game changer!”
Perhaps the best news from the announcement this morning? The Virtual Reality headsets will be both OPTIONAL, for those that do not wish to use them, and FREE, for those who wish to journey into space. Thank you, Alton Towers.
Galactica will begin taking brave Galactinauts deep into the cosmos in April of 2016. Below is the reveal video, which shows teasers of what guests will experience. Are you ready to take flight on GALACTICA?