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Virtual Reality Ride Previews

This Roller Coaster Simulation Previews a Real, Record-Breaking Ride

— September 17, 2015 — Unique
The Valravn roller coaster simulation may seem too extreme to be true. The virtual reality video allows viewers to experience a fast-paced, 360 degree ride on the unbelievably thrilling coaster right from their smartphones.

The most part about this roller coaster simulation is that it's a preview for a real ride opening at Cedar Point, a 72-ride amusement park in Ohio. Valravn -- named for a mythical Danish raven that gained powers from eating the dead after battles -- is set to break ten world coaster records, including longest drop (214 feet) and fastest dive (75 mph).

For some, the roller coaster simulation may be adrenaline enough for one lifetime. For those brave enough, the real Valravn ride will be waiting.
Trend Themes
1. Virtual Reality Previews - Providing virtual reality previews for real-life experiences opens up new opportunities for industries such as tourism and entertainment.
2. Extreme Roller Coasters - As roller coasters evolve to break records, there is a potential for the development of new technologies to ensure passenger safety.
3. Mobile VR Simulations - Developing quality and immersive VR simulations on mobile devices could be a disruptive innovation for the gaming and entertainment industries.
Industry Implications
1. Amusement Parks - The use of VR simulations to preview coaster experiences is a potential innovative marketing strategy that can benefit the amusement park industry.
2. Tourism - Virtual reality ride previews have the potential to attract tourists to visit amusement parks or other destinations offering extreme experiences.
3. Gaming - Developing mobile VR simulations for immersive gaming experiences could disrupt the gaming industry and provide new revenue streams.
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