Six Flags Fiesta Texas debuts 'Drop of Doom' virtual reality exp - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Six Flags Fiesta Texas debuts 'Drop of Doom' virtual reality experience

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The country's first-ever drop tower virtual reality attraction made it's debut at Six Flags Fiesta Texas! 

It's a thrilling, immersive encounter with giant, mutant spiders. We spoke with Fiesta Texas communications manager Sydne Purvis, and top roller coaster and theme park expert Tim Baldwin about the ride. 

"You'll dawn a headset, a Samsung gear VR headset, once you do that you're totally immersed in a 360 degree world, in this case you're doing battle against giant mutant spiders," said Purvis.

"The scream tower is 20 stories but in the virtual world it's 100 stories, so 200 feet wasn't enough, they take us up 1,000 feet in this virtual world, and as Sydne said, you're attacked by spiders and it's just insane, it really plays upon a lot of fears, so I think the bravest of guests are really going to find this quite the adventure," said Baldwin. 

If you're following KCBD on Facebook you saw our contest to give away four tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, so you can try out this new ride for yourself. All you had to do was share our post and comment who you would bring with you.

The winner of that contest was Tiffany Garcia. She stopped by KCBD to pick up her tickets and snap a picture with our some of our Daybreak Today crew members! 

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