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Virtual reality is back at Six Flags Great America

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  • Photo courtesy Six FlagsDC Super Heroes Drop of Doom will becoming to Six Flags in Gurnee.

    Photo courtesy Six FlagsDC Super Heroes Drop of Doom will becoming to Six Flags in Gurnee.

 
 

Plunging more than 200 feet on the Giant Drop at Six Flags Great America will be extra thrilling for a limited time this summer.

From June 21 to July 22, riders will wear virtual reality headsets. The headsets will play a video that transports riders from Gurnee to Metropolis.

In the 360-degree immersive video, villain Lex Luthor is testing his new levitation technology on the riders, lifting them high into the air. Superman and Wonder Woman show up to battle Luthor and his LexBots, and the riders are dropped to the city streets below.

Will the heroes save the riders in time? Yes, yes they will.

The new experience is called DC Super Heroes Drop of Doom VR. The ride will use Samsung Gear VR headsets, and the attraction will be free with park admission. Riders must be at least 4 feet tall and 13 years old to experience the ride with the VR goggles.

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