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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Trololzilla » Tue May 24, 2016 12:43 am

John Peck wrote:Any word on the Boomerang accident? Is it still pending investigation?

Not really. They've known what happened for at least two weeks now, and as far as I know also why it happened, but haven't said anything publicly aside from the standard press release they gave immediately following the incident (therefore I won't/can't really say anything either; however, I imagine it'll still be a fair bit of time before Boomerang's up and running again).

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby HARLEYGUYJB » Tue May 24, 2016 7:13 pm

The New Revolution At Six Flags St. Louis Media Day

Just got back from media day for The New Revolution At Six Flags St. Louis. This is pretty cool addition to The Ninja!

As you depart the station on the roller coaster the action begins right away in your headset. As you are climbing the hill on "The Ninja" you are being raised on an elevator on the aircraft carrier. Once you reach the top of the aircraft carrier you are immediately thrown into the action. You are flying around the city and going through buildings and under bridges chasing your enemy. What you see in your headset is spot on what you are feeling on the rollercoaster. I was very impressed!! This isn't a very long ride at all. It's a fun short ride! It's just something different!

Would I do it again? Yes, I would! This won't be for everyone. There is even a separate line for non VR riders.

I do have a POV video from today...
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Welcome To The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster On The Ninja
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Lots Of Signage For The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster
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Only A $1 To Play!!!
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There Is The Line Just For The New Revoltuion
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Seperate Line For Non VR Riders
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Some Work Had To Be Done To The Queue Line To Accomodate Seperate Lines
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Read Those Rules!!!
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The Instructions To Put On The Headsets
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The Stats For The Ninja
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Some Winners Of Local Radio & TV Stations Got To Ride The New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster On Media Day
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Six Flags St. Louis Ride Staff Assisting Guests Putting On Their Headsets
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Can I Borrow A Charger?
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These Guys Were Making Some Adjustments To The Headsets
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This Is The Station Where The Headsets Are Cleaned & Wiped With Sanitizer Aftery Every Use.
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Here Is The Samsung Galaxy 7 Gear VR Powered By Oculus Headsets
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Another Angle Of The Headsets
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More Riders Ready To Go. They Are Also Calibrating Their Headsets Before They Check Restraints
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The Sensors Out On The Track Scan The Back Of The Cars And Sync It To The Movement On Your Headset
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That's alot of Galaxy 7's!!
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Plenty Of Staff To Assist Guests With Headsets
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Guest Wearing The Headset
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Our Host Matt Was Outstanding!!
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We Were Treated To A Six Flags MRE Lunch! Don't Worry It Wasn't A Real MRE, It Was A Delicious Roast Beef Sandwich & Chips!
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Tue May 24, 2016 7:23 pm

I gotta say, That's a clever move making separate queue entrances for VR/Non-VR rider
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby kjpotter » Tue May 24, 2016 7:28 pm

I wonder why you need to be 13 to use the headset?

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby HARLEYGUYJB » Tue May 24, 2016 7:36 pm

kjpotter wrote:I wonder why you need to be 13 to use the headset?


I wondered the same thing. I brought my 10 yr old daughter and she couldn't use the VR headset. I was told it was the manufacture of the VR headset recommendation, not Six Flags.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SFSTLMO » Tue May 24, 2016 7:56 pm

kjpotter wrote:I wonder why you need to be 13 to use the headset?


My guess would be either motion sickness for young riders or the strap not fitting on smaller heads, resulting in the VR helmets falling off the ride.
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Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Tue May 24, 2016 8:13 pm

My guess is that it has something to do with vision.

The age requirement almost matches the 3D mode age requirement on the 3DS
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Tue May 24, 2016 8:55 pm

That is really cool how the VR really does work with the layout of the track! Looks a lot better than I expected.



SFSTLMO wrote:
kjpotter wrote:I wonder why you need to be 13 to use the headset?


My guess would be either motion sickness for young riders or the strap not fitting on smaller heads, resulting in the VR helmets falling off the ride.



I actually read in an article that this is the reason (I don't remember what the article was)

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Danrarbc » Tue May 24, 2016 9:46 pm

SixFlagsAstroworld wrote:My guess is that it has something to do with vision.

The age requirement almost matches the 3D mode age requirement on the 3DS

Yeah. Best not to mess with young eyes.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Peeps28 » Tue May 24, 2016 9:55 pm

Did not know this. I just finished and article about these glasses after seeing this post. They are saying it's just like when you were little and was warned not to set to close to the television. Manufacturers will not give a definite answer when asked if there harmful to children. But I can see in six flags case better be safe then sorry later on down the line.

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