Many people did not expect much from virtual reality , but the truth is that this technology is on the rise. According to experts, in 2020 it will move around 300,000 million dollars and will be present in everything that surrounds us. And we must not forget that virtual reality is capable of improving experiences in different sectors beyond video games: health, tourism, real estate, retail, education, engineering … In fact, thanks to the fact that the equipment is less expensive, the Organizations have the opportunity to adopt technology more broadly.
Of course, virtual reality has also reached the world of amusement parks. And although the idea of roller coasters with this technology is nothing new, more and more parks are integrating it into their attractions. The first in Spain has been the Warner Park in Madrid, which very recently inaugurated Batman: Arkham Asylum , a roller coaster that fuses the qualities of virtual reality with adrenaline. How could it be otherwise, the users who go up to this attraction live a unique experience. Do you want to discover more details about the first virtual roller coaster in Spain? Well, all you have to do is take a look at what we tell you below!
790 meters of travel at 80 km / h
As they tell from the amusement park itself, the adrenaline of its most frantic roller coaster has now been joined by the innovation of virtual reality, which offers a new concept of fun. We are talking about an intense attraction: a roller coaster with 780 meters of travel and 5 reversals at 80 km / h that 28 people can enjoy at the same time. And although the attraction was already exciting in itself, now it also incorporates virtual reality through the Samsung Gear V3 glasses, which make it possible for users to immerse themselves in a superhero adventure, in which they can enjoy a lot of action.
Images synchronized with movements
How could it be otherwise, in this virtual attraction the images are synchronized with the movements. In this way, users can feel like the true protagonists of the story. Thus, thanks to the Samsung device, they will be transferred to Arkham Asylum, a psychiatric prison that locks up Batman’s enemies. In this terrifying place, The Joker has freed Mr Freeze, Poison Ivy and Killer Croc to wreak havoc and take over Gotham City. Luckily, Batman comes to our rescue.
Content distributed in 360 degrees
To enjoy this impressive experience, you will only have to adjust the Samsung glasses, which have a special ergonomic strap, and not miss anything that is around you. And it is important that you keep in mind that throughout the entire attraction the content is distributed in 360 degrees. Of course, users also have the option to experience this roller coaster in a traditional way, that is, without glasses.
The first of a large number of projects
As stated by Celestino García, Corporate Vice President of Samsung Spain, the company trusts that this will only be the first of a large number of projects between the company and Parque Warner. Thus, we may soon be able to enjoy new virtual attractions. Here we leave you with a video that shows what the experience of this impressive virtual roller coaster is like. These are some images that have been uploaded to the official YouTube channel of Parque Warner. Do not miss it!
More information: Shows at Parque Warner de Madrid 2017