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Mutant Spiders and Creepy Critters Crawling On Your Skin in the Virtual World
Mutant spiders, creepy critters crawling on your skin and a 100 story fiery plunge await on North America’s first-ever drop tower virtual reality ride, Drop of Doom VR.

Prepare to become the pilot of a futuristic gunship under attack by your worst nightmare – gigantic spiders – through an intense and interactive adventure.

Wearing Samsung Gear VR headsets, powered by Oculus, you’ll encounter a high speed vertical ascent up 100 stories, while teetering off the edge of a helicopter. As you rise up, you’ll be traveling through a massive city with large skyscrapers around you, under siege by life-sized spiders. Prepare for a high-intensity gun battle against a giant arachnid, which is spewing baby spiders that are virtually crawling all over your body. And, if you aren’t creeping out yet, you’ll stare straight down and plunge 100-stories to the ground through a city on fire to face off in the final battle – against a spider the size of a van, in full attack mode.

Drop of Doom VR is available for a limited time only at Six Flags Over Georgia. We dare you to face your fears and engage in North America’s most intense VR experience yet.


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I love how they had to rebrand it as the first permanent VR drop tower since there was a temporary one at NASA Houston for the Super Bowl lol.
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How tight it the strap going to be? haha

edit: I can't imagine one flying off and hitting a guest below, that's no fun :cry:
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Awesome it's only on for a limited time.
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This just seems like desperation at this point.
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Apparently they haven't milked the VR stuff enough yet.
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This is my home six flags park and I can not believe they are doing this to Acrophobia. This park is in desperate need for park attendance and is doing everything in their power to get it. The fact that they had it on dare devil dive last year and did not implement a second line for patrons that wished not to use the VR was something that really irritated me, so I had to wait 2 hours in line to ride the roller coaster without the VR. what makes no snese to me is that the park doe snot allow you to wear a go pro chest mount on their roller coasters but you can wear this makes no sense. This is the worst thing they could have ever done. I really hope that this season they hire some people that have a sense of urgency and friendliness. Last year I had to wiat in line for hte goliath and the patrons got off the ride and I had to wait for them to finsih a water fight before they would open the gate and let us on and then just for fun they would press the emergency stop.

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^Don't worry. Only 1 set of goggles needs to fly and they will halt operating with VR immediately.
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My home park too, I wish they would utilise the huge empty lot in the back and put in a Kingda Ka, or better yet refurbish the Georgia Cyclone contracting RMC to turn it into the Georgia Twisted Cyclone. My friend tried the VR on Daredevil and it never worked.


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My home park too, I wish they would utilise the huge empty lot in the back and put in a Kingda Ka, or better yet refurbish the Georgia Cyclone contracting RMC to turn it into the Georgia Twisted Cyclone. My friend tried the VR on Daredevil and it never worked.

I think the park has a height limit on rides, about 200 ft. Correct me if I'm wrong.


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This is my home six flags park and I can not believe they are doing this to Acrophobia. This park is in desperate need for park attendance and is doing everything in their power to get it. The fact that they had it on dare devil dive last year and did not implement a second line for patrons that wished not to use the VR was something that really irritated me, so I had to wait 2 hours in line to ride the roller coaster without the VR. what makes no snese to me is that the park doe snot allow you to wear a go pro chest mount on their roller coasters but you can wear this makes no sense. This is the worst thing they could have ever done. I really hope that this season they hire some people that have a sense of urgency and friendliness. Last year I had to wiat in line for hte goliath and the patrons got off the ride and I had to wait for them to finsih a water fight before they would open the gate and let us on and then just for fun they would press the emergency stop.


List of things that are worse than temporary VR on one ride:
-Replacing Deja Vu and the second gate with dead license train land.
-Replacing the original 6 themed areas with product placement
-Joker's Chaos Coaster ruining the Gotham City aesthetic, also, Joker's Chaos Coaster.

List of good things that are currently happening:
-Renovation of the cramped area around Superman, even if it does mean the death of Cotton States.
-Air conditioned dark ride
-Ride with extremely high capacity that typically receives short lines getting a unique VR experience.

Six Flags isn't extremely desperate for attendance.

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My home park too, I wish they would utilise the huge empty lot in the back and put in a Kingda Ka, or better yet refurbish the Georgia Cyclone contracting RMC to turn it into the Georgia Twisted Cyclone. My friend tried the VR on Daredevil and it never worked.


Not only is a Kingda Ka clone ridiculous, expensive, and doesn't fit a small enough part of the parking lot to be considered a good idea, it exceeds the FAA 200ft height limit. Georgia Cyclone will never be RMC'd, and if we're being completely honest the park should probably keep it at 2 woodies.

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Hmm, I wonder if they'll make its ride time longer than before because of the shooting "game" part... :roll:
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I went yesterday (didn't ride it) but they seem to be running very quickly. I think the slowed the ascent a little bit, but not by much. The line seemed like it was moving quite fast.
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Actually rode it. Line went very quickly considering it was VR. VR was a little blurry but actually added to the ride experience. This was a good choice of ride to put VR on.
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