Location-based virtual reality (VR) comes in various forms, from educational experiences run by institutions or VR arcades with the latest videogames to high-intensity thrill rides at theme parks. Back in September VRFocus reported on Merlin Entertainments Group announcing that three of its LegoLand resorts would be getting VR roller coasters. Now it’s been revealed that LegoLand Florida Resort will be opening its version next month.
Called The Great LEGO Race, the experience is designed with children in mind where they have the option to wear a VR headset to transport them into a fantastical virtual world filled with Lego characters.
“Project X” roller coasters begins with newly refurbished entrance as the sounds of roaring engines fill the air. Nearby, the coaster’s queue will resemble a pre-race space where pit crews for each of the five LEGO racers (Trendsetter, Pharaoh, Surfer Girl, Wizard and Pirate Captain) are preparing for the competition, plus interactive, hands-on elements to entertain waiting riders. The experience will then take guests through a race course that features forests, underground caverns, raging rivers, over mountains and more.
Visitors need to be at least 42 inches tall to ride, or be accompanied by a responsible adult who is at least 48 inches all. The ride will be open from 23rd March 2018 onwards.
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