Tag Archives: Virtual Reality

Derren Brown’s Ghost Train Revolutionizes Theme Park Story Telling

Out of all the attractions that have debuted in recent years, the one that continues to stand-out as the biggest risk is Derren Brown’s Ghost Train at Thorpe Park. Here are a few reasons why the ride deserves more credit than it has received thus far. It Breaks The Formula You’ve been on enough simulators,

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See New York City’s History via Virtual Reality – On a Bus?

Long time readers of Theme Park University know there is one attraction that is a must see in New York City. No matter how many times you’ve seen The Big Apple, there is no comparison to seeing it on The Ride. Multi-million dollar buses with floor-to-ceiling glass panes give impeccable views of the city’s skyline.

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Knott’s Berry Farm Announces “VR Showdown in Ghost Town”

Once again, virtual reality is the hot new trend in theme parks for 2017. Knott’s Berry Farm recently announced their newest offering, VR Showdown in Ghost Town, which opens in April. This will be the first permanent installation of a free-roaming virtual reality experience in a U.S. theme park. From the press release: The immersive and

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Knotts Berry Farm to Add VR Attraction Summer 2017

Make no mistake about it, 2017 will be the year virtual reality explodes into theme parks around the world. Just this morning, Knotts Berry Farm in Southern California announced a new VR attraction that will open in summer 2017. A new extra-charge attraction is being created with the help of VRstudios, a leading company in

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“Into The Black” Combines Virtual Reality, Haunted Maze, Short Film and More

Even though we just started 2017, haunt events are already starting to announce their lineup for the fall! One of the most anticipated projects was recently unveiled via Facebook live. Into The Black will debut at the Pomona Fairplex in October 2017 and being designed by haunt industry legend Larry Bones. The experience of Into

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Halloween Horror Nights Orlando Adds $50 Per Person Virtual Reality Haunted House

First we saw virtual reality on roller coasters. Now it’s time for virtual haunted houses. Here’s the strange part: it’s happening at Universal Orlando as part of Halloween Horror Nights, a place where you can experience actual haunted houses. If that doesn’t sound crazy enough, this new experience called The Repository will cost you $50

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Six Flags Parks adding virtual reality to roller coasters across North America

Six Flags has finally announced that their parks will be getting virtual reality on their roller coasters starting Spring 2016. Nearly every park in the Six Flags chain will have at least one roller coaster in a park will have a virtual reality experience. From the press release: Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), and Samsung

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Cedar Fair to Test Virtual Reality on Roller Coasters

During the 2015 second quarter conference call for Cedar Fair, CEO Matt Ouimet announced the company would be testing virtual reality on roller coasters starting this Fall. “This is only a test, but it starts to give you a flavor for the opportunities that could happen over time, where we could create a compelling and

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What is the Dream Collection Agency?

A few weeks ago, a Theme Park University reader gave me a heads up about a new experience going viral on the web called the Dream Collection Agency. After doing several hours of research, I couldn’t make heads or tails of what the heck this is. Here is what I do know… The Dream Collection

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Evermore Park Delayed – THE VOID Announced and Disappointment Ensues

No matter how many times I read press releases, two words get thrown around more often than any other in the attractions industry lately: immersive and revolutionary. Yet, usually a new attraction features “revolutionary” technology and often refers to some sort of special effect, ride system or even queue interactivity.   Whoop de do. While

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