SIX FLAGS OVER TEXAS
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Dallas / Ft. Worth, Texas
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Park News - Breaking News - (3/16/16) A media preview of the new VR Coaster experience (New Revolution) added to Shockwave at Six Flags over Texas happened the other day. You can catch a video below showing off the coaster riders on the coaster with a window showing off what they are seeing in the VR Gear in the corner. (Jump ahead about 30 seconds to get to the good stuff...)
After seeing the first one from Six Flags over Georgia, it is interesting to see how Shockwave's experience is indeed a custom flight experienced based on the movements of Shockwave, offering you an entirely new version of the same New Revolution VR experience. Think of it as being in a different fighter plane that gets to experience the same war, but from a different point of view and with different encounters with the enemy and cityscape.
(3/8/16) CoasterChitChat has posted a photo update from Six Flags over Texas where they show off the current construction sites for the upcoming new rides, as well as a new extended queue built for Shockwave to handle the new VR Coaster experience crowds.
(3/3/16) Six Flags has announced some crazy news that will impact all of their parks in 2016, the addition of a new VR Coaster experience being added to a coaster at several of their theme parks. To put this new program in action as quickly as possible each of the parks will roll out one of two possible themed VR worlds on the selected coasters.
A Superman VR experience will be added to Superman: Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America and Superman: The Ride at Six Flags New England. Unlike previous VR coasters experiences we’ve seen tested over the last couple years on smaller family sized coasters, you can imagine the added impact of visually taking the plunge off the top of a skyscraper with Superman while you are actually taking a 200 foot plunge down the coaster’s first drop yourself in the real world.
The second VR world experience is called “The New Revolution” and has been given a high-tech fighter jet theme as you fly over a city as an alien mothership descends and attacks. If this sounds a bit like the movie Independence Day, or the new sequel hitting the theaters this summer, I’m sure that was deliberate. You’ll be able to battle the alice invasion on The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain (launching March 26), on Shockwave at Six Flags over Texas and Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags over Georgia (launching March 12) as well as Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis, Goliath at La Ronde and Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape soon afterwards.
To roll this new experience out to guests as quickly as possible Six Flags enlisted the aid of VR Coasters and will be using Samsung Gear VR headgear at the parks, which was co-designed with the aid of Oculus and actually uses a Samsung smartphone locked away inside the headset for the computing power and visuals. According to Six Flags the new VR experience will be offered to all riders FOR FREE, but you don’t have to wear it if you don’t want to, and there will be plenty of headsets to go around for the riders, including time to have them wiped down and cleaned between riders.
2016 - The Villains Arrive - (4/28/16) CoasterChitChat has posted an update on the new rides coming to Six Flags over Texas. While there has been no opening date posted, it seems that Catwoman Whip has begun testing at least.
(2/24/16) Quick update, I'm told that the pictures SFOT posted showing the Catwoman ride pieces and at the end showing it assembled were actually shot at the plant, and not at the park. Apparently the ride still has not arrived on site in Texas yet at all.
(2/23/16) Six Flags over Texas has posted a quick construction slideshow video of the Catwoman Whip attraction going up at the park.
(2/5/16) A quick update from a SFOT spy this week reports that while a crane is on site at the park, it was actually doing some work over at the Skycoaster (cable change) and inspection work on the park's YoYo. Meanwhile I'm told that the footers for the new rides are about done, but not quite ready yet to set up the new rides.
(2/3/16) According to a local reader, the old bumper car building at Six Flags over Texas was removed over the winter holiday season to make way for two of the park's new rides. Cranes are now in place to begin the placement of Riddler Revenge and Catwoman Whip.
(9/7/15) One item on the three "new" rides announced for Six Flags over Texas in 2016. Locals tell me that the announced Harley Quinn Spinsanity ride will actually just be a rethemeing of the park's existing Crazy Legs flat ride.
(9/3/15) Three new Villain themed attractions arrive at the park in 2016.
Riddler Revenge, Catwoman Whip and Harley Quinn Spinsanity. Check out the video below.