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Augmented and virtual reality return to Cedar Point with two experiences

by Brittani Tuttle
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Guests can enter a medieval reality with Iron Dragon: VR.

Guests are able to enjoy augmented and virtual reality experiences at Cedar Point now through Sept. 4, with “The Battle for Cedar Point” mobile game and Iron Dragon: VR.

“The Battle for Cedar Point” mobile game enriches guests in-park adventures with augmented reality, complete with a new look, improved interactivity and game features. This free game allows guests to choose a “coaster alliance” and battle virtually with other guests. Guests can align themselves with coasters like Millennium Force, Top Thrill Dragster, GateKeeper, Valravn and Maverick.

New features in the app also let guests take a personality quiz to help them decide where their coaster loyalties lie, as well as create a custom avatar and play park trivia to earn points. A special billboard near Top Thrill Dragster will let players interact with characters from the game through AR technology, which can be shared on social media. The interaction with the characters will also change depending on the players’ alliances.

Guests can further utilize that scanning technology by scanning special signs in the queues for Millennium Force, GateKeeper, Top Thrill Dragster, Valravn and Maverick to play an interactive targeting game. The points earned by playing the queue games are added to the player’s total points, and can be used to “purchase” special armor for their avatar.

Another highlight of “The Battle for Cedar Point” is a set of mini-games centered around the park map in the game. Players can infiltrate and take over territory that belongs to other alliances in the game, and also have that territory be reclaimed by playing the mini-games and earning more points as an alliance.

“The Battle for Cedar Point” is now available through the Cedar Point mobile app, which guests can download for free in the App Store and Google Play.

Virtual reality also makes a return to Cedar Point with Iron Dragon: VR, which combines the experience of riding the park’s Iron Dragon roller coaster with virtual reality technology. Riders will wear special headsets that play dynamic video content to match the movements of the coaster’s swinging trains. The video story takes riders into a medieval world filled with ogres, flying dragons, and villagers as they attempt to steal the valuable goods on the riders’ wheeled cart.

Iron Dragon: VR is available now through Sept. 4, from 6 p.m. until park close each day. Iron Dragon will operate normally without VR during the day. All guests hoping to ride Iron Dragon must be at least 48 inches tall, and age 13 or older to experience Iron Dragon: VR.

For more information on VR and AR in Cedar Point, and to purchase tickets, visit www.cedarpoint.com.

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