Motion sickness is an obvious concern, but Alton Towers believes it's solved the problem. The ride, which is a modified and re-branded version of its Air roller coaster, will have shoulder straps that make it difficult to move your head left or right. As such, the park's systems only have to worry about motion-tracking the coaster itself, rather than your bodily movements. There will be sensors monitoring each individual headset, however, ensuring the space visuals are "perfectly synchronized" as you tilt your head vertically. That's the claim, anyway. The company says it's also developed a custom tethering system, so the headset will never fall off your face, and head straps so that it remains sweat-free.
NemesisNosh wrote:I will be incredibly disappointed if it does turn out to be an upcharge. I know it's Merlin and therefore is almost inevitable, but charging for the so called 'new ride' is not going to go down well with anybody at all, and whilst it would make more money, will cause outrage amongst guests who do pay to get in, especially the select few that pay full price.
Each rider will wear a specialist VR headset which will be fixed to the craft.
tcw1993 wrote:Gonna be so many people throwing up after this ride
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NemesisNosh wrote:Great to know that they're also attached to the train, saves a few issues.
John Wardley, famous roller coaster designer and developer, told Alton Towers after trying Galactica out that it was one of the greatest rides he’d ever experienced.