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I recently had a dream that I was famous video game character Mario, on a roller coaster in space and battling Andross from the Star Fox games (weirdly, I don’t even play video games that much). And now I’m experiencing a weird sense of deja vu as I look at The New Revolution Galactic Attack, a new “mixed reality” roller coaster coming to Six Flags Magic Mountain.
Six Flags has experimented with virtual reality coasters in the past, but The New Revolution Galactic Attack uses virtual reality on top of an actual roller coaster. Here’s how a spokesperson in Engadget summed up the project, made in conjunction with Samsung:
“As riders drop at high speeds, the mixed reality view changes to a completely immersive, virtual reality environment and a fighter spaceship cockpit materializes and envelops the riders into a tunnel of light.”
You can see The New Revolution Galactic Attack (which, as far as I know, has no connection to Prince’s backing band The Revolution), in the promotional video below. And keep your eyes open for more details, like when the ride opens, from Six Flags in the near future.