Busch Gardens Williamsburg reveals name for new VR theater ride
September 27, 2017, 3:17 PM ·
Earlier this year, Busch Gardens Williamsburg announced the replacement for its Europe in the Air show — what it called the world's first virtual reality motion simulator theme park attraction. Today, the Virginia theme park revealed the name and more detail about the upcoming attraction.
Battle For Eire—Action VR Ride will open next spring, featuring "a fierce fairy warrior named Addie, who will lead riders on an unforgettable adventure through her homeland," according to the park's press release.
The Otherworld needs a warrior. Team up with the last fairy guardian, Addie, and set out to rescue the sacred Heart of Eire. Hang on tight as you soar above the lush landscapes and mystifying powers of the Otherworld. Prepare to battle the dark forces. Will you be a hero? Take flight and fight the evil Dark Lord, Balor, to bring light to the darkness.
Along with the name announcement, Busch Gardens today dropped the first episode of a "making of" Web series about the attraction.
Riders will wear virtual reality headsets, which will be tethered to the seats and will give them a 360-degree view of the action, enhanced by the motion of the theater itself. The park said that a traditional video viewing experience also will be available, for those who do not wish to don the headsets and watch in VR.