Galactica Virtual Reality Roller Coaster Coming to British Theme Park Alton Towers

By: | January 15th, 2016


British theme park Alton Towers is getting a new ride called Galactica, and the resort is claiming it to be the first ever virtual reality roller coaster.

Riders will be required to lay face down while wearing VR goggles to emulate flying, where they will then experience “a mesmerizing journey through the wonders of space.”

While the Galactica adventure only lasts 189 seconds, it sounds pretty epic considering during that time span riders will “fly across heavenly clouds on the Great Orion Nebula, lava lakes on Nero 5, frozen landscapes on Kepler 9, and even witness the birth of a new star.”

Galactica is scheduled to open in April, and riders will reportedly be given the option of wearing the headsets, to minimize motion sickness in those not quite ready for a virtual reality roller coaster ride.

Personally, I love roller coasters, and I love virtual reality, so the combination of the two sounds intriguing to say the least.

Marshall Smith

Technology, engineering, and design enthusiast.

More articles from Industry Tap...