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V(i)R(us) spreads to Fun Spot America Orlando

ECG

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Looks like it's the same as this year's IAAPA one. I liked it, but wish there was more interactivity. Hopefully they'll give it an upgrade to what I experienced in November.
 

davidm

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The VR will fit the actual ride for once
Curious, what do you mean by that?
AFAIK all the VRs-so far are sync'd with the ride that they are stuck on, just not necessarily very successfully.

If they can get it so the 4 VR seats don't slow down operations on the non-VR seats then I don't have as much of a problem with that sort of thing than I do with the whole "its a new VR-ride" type marketing we've seen before.
 

ECG

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I think he means that the VR experience uses the same character/theme as the ride, which is one of the reasons that I like this one more than others. Capacity has never been an issue at the park, so it taking a few minutes longer to make sure everyone in those few seats have their VR working properly is no biggie IMO.

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davidm

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OK makes sense, but weren't the SixFlags Superman VR things VR-d to Superman?

Agree though ; not hating this as much as the other ones, albeit FF is not the longest of rides is it!
 

MLDesigns

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Tried it out last month and being my first VR coaster, I loved it. Great choice of park and ride, and I love that its limited to just a few seats. Great move *thumbs up*
 

Bat Fastard

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Ok maybe this could work really well on this coaster and at this park. FunSpot isn't exactly a must visit park, so I can't imagine capacity being too terrible.
 

CanobieFan

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Went down the street today to go check out the VR on freedom flyer. It's currently being used on 6 seats. It looked like they had maybe 10 headsets and we're rotating through them. The loading process is still way overdrawn but more efficient than what I saw Six Flags doing this summer. The ride itself is still somewhat subpar. You ride in a tank and there are flying robots that you can shoot using the VR gear while you see the freedom flyer mascot flying around. If it was a walk-on I might try it again but I don't see myself waiting more than one train for a VR ride again. During parts of the ride it didn't even feel like I was riding a coaster anymore. It felt more like sitting in a seat and being slightly jiggled around.

And from my Twitter.....
 

DelPiero

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I still think the correct answer to all 3 categories is "NONE"...
Fair enough. I feel that there's a time and a place for it. I'd much rather that a quiet park installs it on a non event of a ride which literally goes over concrete paths on only a few rows than say, be total twats and stick it on a massive Intamin that's been voted one of the best steel coasters in the world.

Not that any park would be that stupid...
 
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