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Son creates Oculus Rift roller coaster ride for his dad

You must be... well, any height to ride this ride. 


Mike Fenn

Internet Culture

Posted on Sep 17, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 2:04 pm CDT

Roller coasters are fun, but one hip replacement surgery is all it takes for older folks to pass. But now, thanks to the Oculus Rift, senior citizens can experience the thrill.

Sure, YouTube user Hoopermation could have positioned his dad in front of a collection of GoPro videos documenting first-person experiences of roller coaster rides, but why settle? Besides, he wanted to repay his dad for the investment that got him the virtual reality device in the first place—and what better way to repay him than with a roller coaster ride through the living room?

As indicating by his yelling, swearing, and even dodging, the VR version is as terrifying and thrilling as the real thing.

Maybe for his parents’ anniversary, Hoopermation will design a Tunnel of Love ride through the household bathtub.

Screengrab via Hoopermation/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2014, 12:00 pm CDT