A virtual reality roller coaster is a roller coaster that gives riders the option of wearing a virtual reality headset during the ride. In 2016, Six Flags added virtual reality to roller coasters across many of their parks. Many companies provide these headsets, such as the Mack-operated company VRCoaster and Samsung. A virtual reality coaster can either be retrofitted with headsets many years after it opens, or it can be built from the ground up to use virtual reality.
Riders wear a headset which displays a computer-generated video that is synchronised with the movement of the roller coaster.