Here is my review of Galactica which I was lucky enough to ride yesterday. Most of this has probably already been said but I thought I'd just do a full review. I have put it into positives and negatives to make it easier to read (and I do like a list).Positives
-It is a unique experience and I found myself saying "oooooo" during quite a lot of it
-It is very re-rideable as there is a lot to look at which is difficult to take in on just one ride
-There is a lot of potential for different scenes and stories and one of the people working on it mentioned a possible scarefest twist on it
-The photo booth in the queuline is rather exciting. You put your face in a bubble thing and it takes a picture of just your face. It feels very futuristic although it removes the opportunity for a group photo:
A very bad example of the photo (there isn't usually a double helmet)
-Hospital-grade sterilising wipes are used to clean the headsets after each ride which puts to rest the worries over hygiene
-The soundtrack is perfect
-The merchandise is very nice so I bought myself a pin badge and blue wristband (there is also a white one):Negatives
-The biggest downside I feel is the graphics. It was difficult for me to fully immerse myself in the scenes as it wasn't focused. There is a focusing wheel on the top of the headset but it didn't seem to do much. You also cannot wear glasses so my dad (who has bad eyesight) could not see very well.
-The VR makes the ride seem shorter and I didn't get the same flying sensation as I did with Air as I was too focused on the VR
-Both my dad and Michelle said the headsets hurt their noses and it felt quite heavy when in the upright sitting position
-As the boarding time has increased, I wouldn't be surprised at there being 3 hour queues
Overall, Galactica is an enjoyable experience, however it would need improvements in order for it to be 'amazing'.