VIDEO – Alton Towers to launch Galactica VR roller coaster

VIDEO - Alton Towers to launch Galactica VR roller coaster

Alton Towers will be taking their AIR roller coaster and turning it into Galactica, the world’s first VR roller coaster.

The attraction takes the high speed thrills of a roller coaster, and the immersive world of virtual reality and combines them into one thrilling experience.

Each rider wears a specialist VR headset. Through this, an on­board artificial intelligence guides them from the launch pad up into space, flying and looping beyond the stars, banking through wormholes and speeding across undiscovered galaxies.

Gill Riley, Marketing Director at Alton Towers Resort said:

“Galactica uses ground breaking technology to give riders a breathtaking and completely unique rollercoaster experience. Tim Peake captured the imagination of millions of Brits last year when he set off on his mission to the International Space Station – and now our visitors can become astronauts too.”

Galactica will be located in the Forbidden Valley area of the theme park and is set to open in April 2016.



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