Six Flags Launches Rage of the Gargoyles – World’s First Interactive Gaming Coaster

Roller coaster not thrilling enough for you?  How about an interactive gaming coaster with virtual reality? and you fight demons? at a Halloween Haunt?  Sold?  You can do it on Rage of the Gargoyles at eight Six Flags theme parks across the country from New Jersey to Chicago to California.  Daniel Hale tested the virtual reality coaster when Six Flags Magic Mountain opened The New Revolution, and thought it was a fun addition to the 40 year old coaster.  Continue reading for more details on Rage of the Gargoyles, the world’s first interactive gaming roller coaster that engulfs you in a demonic battle during Fright Fest.

Six Flags Rage of the Gargoyles

From Six Flags Great Adventure’s Press Release

At Six Flags Great Adventure, the world’s largest theme park, riders will use Samsung Gear VR powered by Oculus headsets to battle demonic creatures in Rage of the Gargoyles, a fully-integrated Virtual Reality (VR) coaster experience. This highly-anticipated, totally immersive adventure will debut on Skull Mountain, the park’s indoor, in-the-dark coaster, available exclusively to Season Pass holders, active Members, haunted maze pass purchasers and owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note7 during Fright Fest beginning September 24.

“Six Flags is the leader in innovation, taking North America by storm with the introduction of the very first VR coaster experiences. Here at Great Adventure, this revolutionary VR technology will transform our classic, fan favorite into a cutting-edge thrill,” said John Fitzgerald, park president. “Rage of the Gargoyles amps up the fear factor to a level only Fright Fest can deliver.”

Rage of the Gargoyles VR Facts:

  • Fully-integrated VR roller coaster utilizes Samsung Gear VR headsets to provide a multi-dimensional experience
  • High-definition imagery and storytelling sync with 1,377 feet of plunging, twisting coaster track to create a one-of-a-kind, “real world” to “virtual world” thrill ride experience
  • For the first time ever on a roller coaster, riders can engage in interactive gaming throughout the entire experience by shooting at flying demons
  • Unique, sophisticated head-movement targeting allows riders to instantly lock on a moving target – no touchpads or buttons required to fire

Riders will immediately become fighter jet pilots battling against terrorizing, blood-thirsty gargoyles. Surrounded by 360-degrees of sheer chaos, it is up to the riders to save humanity. Diving and swerving through devastated city streets, this epic conflict reaches a fever pitch as the pilot must attack the vicious master gargoyle – and the surprise ending will leave riders speechless.

Six Flags Rage of the Gargoyles

Skull Mountain, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, will close mid-August for its VR makeover. When it debuts during Fright Fest September 24, Season Pass holders, active Members, haunted maze pass purchasers and owners of the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge and Galaxy Note7 gain exclusive access to this epic experience weekends and select days through November 13.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.