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ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Six Flags Over Texas says it’s a week away from launching an all new kind of ride, but only for a select few at first.

The “New Revolution Virtual Reality Coaster” opens for test rides Thursday, March 10.

Six Flags says it’s the first such coaster in North America.


Riders will get headsets that send them into a 360-degree virtual world synced with the roller coaster.

Here are some of the ride features according to Six Flags:

-Experience the incredibly immersive world of virtual reality – now for the first-time on a roller coaster at 55 mph

-Fly high above the city in a futuristic jet fighter plane

-Perform daring aerobatic maneuvers at up to 5.9 G’s, darting between buildings and extreme aerial moves

-Loop head over heels as you battle the alien forces to destroy the Mothership and save the planet

Season pass holders and members get to try it beginning March 10.  It opens to the rest of the public March 26.

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