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Busch Gardens Williamsburg set for action VR Ride

concept art for new battle for eire attraction at busch gardens

Busch Gardens Williamsburg has revealed new details about its planned virtual reality ride: Battle For Eire™ – Action VR Ride, which will debut in Spring 2018.

In the new ride, a fairy warrior named Addie will lead riders on an adventure through Ireland.

Other characters join Addie in this family-friendly adventure story.

Battle For Eire will be located in the Ireland village of the park. The attraction combines a motion-based theater simulator with state-of-the-art 360-degree virtual reality headsets.

Riders will be able to see, hear and feel actions happening around them, both through the virtual reality headsets and within the motions of the simulator.

“We are taking guests on an incredible journey,” said Larry Giles, Vice President of Engineering at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. “The movement of the simulator combined with interactive special effects from the VR headsets will deliver an exciting, high-energy experience, with a great storyline.”

“Battle For Eire will be the type of experience that only Busch Gardens can deliver,” said David Cromwell, Park President at Busch Gardens Williamsburg. “The combination of innovative VR headsets with our simulator will create an immersive, exciting environment for guests of all ages.”

In 2017, the park opened their first ever wood roller coaster: InvadR™. Busch Gardens has been named the “World’s Most Beautiful Theme Park” by the National Amusement Park Historical Association for 27 consecutive years.

Busch Gardens is a property of SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. is a theme park and entertainment company providing experiences that matter, and inspiring guests to protect animals and the wild wonders of our world.

Image courtesy of Busch Gardens

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Michael Mander

Michael Mander

I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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