Can't get to a roller coaster? Try virtual reality

A new thrill for National Roller Coaster Day
Posted at 7:43 AM, Aug 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-16 07:43:44-04

The big roller coasters may be in Orlando and Tampa, but this National Roller Coaster Day, you can still get speed and huge drops. All while being close to the food court.

ID Virtual Reality, inside the Coastland Center in Naples, offers a range of thrills, including a couple virtual roller coasters.

"Basically what we do here is, we offer you a gate to a new world," Daniel Ilie says. "You're getting exactly like you're in a roller coaster. You're getting the feeling in your stomach, the height when you go down. Everything is there, the goose bumps."

Once you put the large virtual reality headset on, the graphics surround you. Everywhere you turn, you see, what feels like real life. You also wear headphones, so you can hear the sounds of a roller coaster creaking and slowly clicking up to the sky, and then the wind rushing past you as you free fall. 

The company has a number of services from adventure games to shooting games, and they will even bring the virtual reality headsets to your house for a party.

"This technology has been created to help you escape from your routine," Ilie says.