Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia has announced the opening of the Southern Hemisphere’s first Virtual Reality Rollercoaster.
The Arkham Asylum coaster, originally developed in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products on behalf of DC Entertainment, has been transformed into an immersive VR experience.
VR headsets turn the ride into a 360-degree adventure with the action synched to the coaster’s twists and turns. The ride reaches speeds of up to 85km/h and pulls 4.2Gs.
Warner Bros. Movie World General Manager, Greg Yong, described the new experience as an epic multi-dimensional journey unlike anything else at the park:
“As Warner Bros. Movie World celebrates its 25th anniversary, we are excited to bring this innovative technology to one of the most exciting, signature attractions at the park.
“With the addition of the Virtual Reality technology to the Arkham Asylum ride, which is inspired by Gotham City’s asylum in the world of DC’s Batman, guests can experience the synchronisation of thrilling twists, turns and loops of the coaster with the virtual world of high-definition imagery and visuals created.”
The new pay-for-play experience joins a host of iconic thrill rides at the Australian park including the new DC Super-Villains Unleashed and the Doomsday Destroyer.