In 2016 Six Flags debuted virtual reality on Shock Wave with Samsung Gear VR headsets that played an alien-inspired video during rides. The park is evolving the experience for 2017 with Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster.
The new VR experience will feature augmented reality where objects are digitally superimposed over what the headset’s camera sees. This “mixed reality” view can change into a fully immersive experience during the ride, complete with different endings as riders fight off aliens.
Shock Wave will open with the new VR system on the park’s opening day, February 25, 2017. For more information, visit the park’s news page.