Six Flags Over Georgia announces North America’s first permanent drop tower virtual reality (VR) experience. As part of the park’s 50th anniversary season, guests will be able to experience its Acrophobia drop tower ride in a brand-new way – Drop of Doom VR. Previously, Six Flags Over Georgia has offered guests VR experiences on roller coasters, but 2017 will bring a new twist to its VR offering. Six Flags continues to look for ways to integrate world-class technology into the park experience.
“We continue to explore new opportunities utilizing Samsung Gear VR technology and this drop tower concept is a great example of the ability to change content for different rides,” said Six Flags Atlanta Properties Park President Dale Kaetzel. “We look forward to having our guests experience Drop of Doom as we kick off the beginning of a very special year, filled with new thrills, new reasons to visit and new memories to be made with family and friends.”
According to Six Flags, riders will don Samsung Gear VR headsets that are powered by Oculus and become pilots of a futuristic gunship under attack by mutant spiders. This intense, interactive adventure features:
- A high speed virtual vertical ascent up 100 stories, while teetering off the edge of a helicopter;
- A 360-degree rotating view high above massive city skyscrapers that are under siege by enormous spiders;
- A high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, spewing baby spiders that virtually crawl all over the rider’s body;
- A thrilling virtual 100-story fiery plunge straight down between towering skyscrapers; and
- The final showdown with a spider the size of a van, teeth-gnashing and in full attack mode.
This drop tower virtual reality experience is available for a limited time. Currently, there is no end date that has been designated yet; however, it is likely to be available for much of [or all of] the 2017 season. More information is coming soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for our ride analysis.
[Image provided courtesy of Six Flags Over Georgia.]