Busch Gardens Williamsburg announces new VR simulator for 2018


At Saturday’s Passholder event at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, the park dropped some big news about a new attraction coming in 2018.

Guests will be able to find a portal in the Ireland section of the park that takes them to a world where fairies and legends come to life.

The new ride will be completely VR, which is the first of its kind in North America. It will use the theater once used by Europe in the Air, and more importantly the former home of Corkscrew Hill. The VR experience currently does not have a name, but we have a theory on that. Riders will don VR helmets, and instead of using a massive screen to sync the movements to, the movements will be synced to the helmets.
Over the years, Busch Gardens has had several different attractions in the Ireland area. First was Questor, which took riders through caverns in search for diamonds. The final was Europe in the Air, which tried to duplicate the feel and sensation of Soarin Over California. However, from 2001 to 2009 guests could go on an Adventure that made them as small as pixies, and actually roam the Irish Countryside. Corkscrew Hill was the only ride in the attraction that was actually set in Ireland, and not elsewhere in Europe. The new ride really sounds as if it could be a long rumored sequel to Corkscrew Hill, or at least capture that magic that the fun little ride had.

More details will be coming throughout the year, and again the new ride isn’t expected until 2018.

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