“Record breaking” VR coaster opens at Huis Ten Bosch

A new VR attraction at Huis Ten Bosch theme park, Japan, uses VR technology to simulate a coaster that would be record-breaking if built in reality. 

The VR-King attraction simulates a 300m drop, speeds of 270kmh, and a course length of 3000m. Riders board a vehicle modelled after a roller coaster cart and wear the head-mounted VR display and headphones.

The VR ride lasts 2 minutes 30 seconds, and the vehicle and seats move to simulate the effects of the rollercoaster.

Ticket holders are entitled to one free ride, with additional rides costing 500 yen ($4.50) a time.

Huis Ten Bosch is located in Sasebo, Nagasaki. It is modelled after the Netherlands, calling itself “small Europe”. It is known for its Flower Festival and Illuminations Kingdom Celebration.

Image Courtesy Huis Ten Bosch.