Alton Towers, the British theme park based in Staffordshire unveiled a brand new ride to be opened at the theme park soon, called Galactica, it could be the scariest ride in the entire park, combining virtual reality with the thrill of rollercoasters, for what they hope will be an epic experience.
“Galactica uses ground breaking technology to give riders a breathtaking and completely unique rollercoaster experience,” said Alton Towers’ marketing director, Gill Riley.
“There is nowhere else in the world that people can experience the feeling of a flying rollercoaster combined with soaring through the universe. For two minutes, our guests will be transported into space and we believe Galactica showcases the future for theme parks around the world – it’s a complete game changer.”
Set to be launched in April this year, Alton Towers hopes that the ride will help get the park back in the good books, after the tragic accident earlier last year that left many with life-changing injuries.
To do this, the rollercoaster will use VR to give the rider the impression that they are travelling amongst the stars at great speeds, with visuals that are synchronized with the ride of the real-life Galactica track.
The coaster therefore gives each rider the impression that they are travelling amongst the stars at speed, with the VR visuals synchronised to the twists and turns of the Galactica track, which is 2,760 foot long, and pulls a total of 3.5gs of G-force.
Check out the teaser below for a quick look.