I am a huge roller coaster fan! The speed, the drops, the loops and the feeling of weightlessness make for a fun and intense experience! Six Flags Great America has decided to amp up one of their long-standing roller coasters, the Demon, with Rage of the Gargoyles a Virtual Reality experience.
The Demon was one of the first roller coasters I ever rode. It has all the loops, drops, speed and corkscrews that make a ride intense. The Demon is celebrating its 40th birthday this year and as an older coaster though so there are newer coasters that are faster and have higher drops now. So how do you take that and make it more intense to keep up with other rides? Why you add the option of a Virtual Reality headset and a fun and interactive virtual reality game called Rage of the Gargoyles. Rage of the Gargoyles is the world’s first fully integrated-integrated Virtual Reality gaming coaster experience featuring Samsung Gear.
In Rage of the Gargoyles you are a pilot in a helicopter and have to destroy the gargoyles coming at you from all different directions before they can attack. At first all you need to do to shoot is move your head to aim and take fire as the ride progresses you need to tap the side of virtual reality goggles to fire. That means letting go with at least one hand which may be easier said than done for some.
If you are under the age of thirteen or just not a fan of Virtual Reality you can still ride the Demon. You can see in our video below that my son and nephew were to young for headsets and rode the ride the traditional way while my niece and I tried out the new Rage of the Gargoyles Virtual Reality experience.
Are you a fan of roller coasters? Would you be willing to ride one without being able to see where you are going?
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