Six Flags Discovery Kingdom to Debut Innovative Horror-Themed VR Coaster


Six Flags Discovery Kingdom announced today that they will be bringing a new VR experience during Fright Fest to their Kong roller coaster at the park called “Rage of the Gargoyles.”

Riders are pilots seated in the cockpit of an Apache-style helicopter, flying through a devastated cityscape of a dark and dreary future as part of a fleet of choppers ready to battle winged creatures.

Kong will close after August and make its Virtual Reality debut with modified restraints and enhanced track work. Guests 13 and older may opt to ride with the VR headset or without, to enjoy Kong as a traditional coaster attraction.

“Six Flags is the leader in innovation and thrills, and we are excited to introduce the VR coaster experience to our guests at Discovery Kingdom,” said Don McCoy, park president. “In Rage of the Gargoyles, the experience is immersive and terrifying as riders shoot at the demons throughout the entire ride ? the perfect addition to our Fright Fest line-up.”

The VR Fright Fest technology will also be available at other Six Flags parks, including Texas, Missouri, Georgia, Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Canada.

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