La Ronde to open Canada's first virtual reality roller coaster
Published Friday, March 4, 2016 3:06PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, March 6, 2016 7:25PM EST
If you like everything about La Ronde’s roller coasters except the mundane view of Montreal, the amusement park thinks it has an answer.
On Friday, La Ronde announced it will be opening Canada’s first virtual reality roller coaster on May 21.
Riders on the Goliath will wear Oculus VR headsets that allow them to see a virtual world that shifts as they alter where they’re looking. They’ll be able to experience a storyline involving a galactic battle between humans and aliens.
“As you will go on the ride, you will be able to see 360 degrees around,” said La Ronde/Six Flags spokesperson Jules Hebert. “So, you’ll have your partners fighting with you, you’ll have the Martians fighting against you.”
La Ronde's planned new roller coaster Goliath will be Canada's first to incorporate virtual reality technology. (photo via La Ronde)