Las Vegas Strip’s Big Apple roller coaster has a new VR experience option

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    New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Partners with German Company VR coaster The development will make the 4,777-foot-long Big Apple Coaster the world’s longest roller coaster with VR.

    For an additional $5 ride fee, riders can put on their wireless VR headsets once they’re on the coaster. The storyline takes them to an alien research facility in the Nevada desert where an extraterrestrial specimen has just escaped, and when the ride begins, so does the search for the alien fugitive.

    A VR experience takes riders to the Las Vegas Strip (the real-life location of the Big Apple Roller Coaster). There, the 3D graphics are intended to be precisely synchronized with the movement of the vehicle and the “real” view of the strip. , while also presenting a violent alien attack on the city. LA Times describe the experience It is “pretty accurate,” pointing out minor omissions or misplacements of Las Vegas landmarks. The entire experience lasts three and a half minutes and shows VR footage of him in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second.

    VR Coaster has designed this experience with over 30 rides around the world, including coasters at multiple Six Flags locations in the US and Mexico. The coaster car is equipped with sensors that can synchronize the VR visuals with all of the ride’s drops, twists and loops.

    and KDWNInterview“The most exciting result of this experience is the fact that we have never combined three completely different environments into one ride,” said Thomas Wagner, co-founder and managing partner of VR Coaster. , referring to the research lab where the story begins. , the desert outside the lab, and the strip.

    Riders hesitant about new VR experiences can choose to ride the Big Apple the traditional way, without a headset.


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