Six Flags Over Texas to add Ham on Rye

Posted Friday, November 2, 2001 4:36 AM | Contributed by Lone Star Thrills

Six Flags and Ham on Rye annouced that it will install one of its VR theaters at Six Flags Over Texas after IAAPA 2001 for Holiday in the Park. Six Flags Inc. tested this system in 2000 at Six Flags Great Adventure with great success. Six Flags has bought four other systems for other parks, no word on which parks will get them yet.

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Friday, November 2, 2001 5:16 AM
Someone (clearing throat) forgot to check that their website works in both Navigator/Communicator and Explorer. Bad Lone Star Thrills.

According to the Ham & Rye website, the installation only needs 16 x 24 feet for a building. So it's definitely not a real estate hog like the Iwerks theaters.

Friday, November 2, 2001 7:28 AM
~~~~Six Flags Over Texas to add Ham on Rye (9:36:38 AM, 11/2/2001) Six Flags is adding a VR theater to Six Flags Over Texas this Novemember.~~~~

Novemember?  Is this some sort of subliminal advertising technique to get us to sign up for the club? :-)

~ Michael ~ *** This post was edited by Chernabog on 11/2/2001. ***

Friday, November 2, 2001 11:45 AM
Intamin Fan...stop using Netscape...- it's a garbage browser, LOL!

rollergator - intent on improving the "guest experience" - coming soon to a park near you

Friday, November 2, 2001 1:29 PM
Netscape works much faster and looks better on my computer. The site loaded, but the javascript (I'm assuming that's what it is) did not. It would nice if there was a warning from the sites about this kind of problem on Coasterbuzz. Maybe I'll make a suggestion about that.
Friday, November 2, 2001 1:52 PM
Intamin Fan : I have been a using computers for life, and I was also on the Netscape train for a long time, scoffing at all the releases of Internet Explorer. (Internet Exploder and Netscrape) But since AOL bought Netscape, it has not really been updated in any way. Even though I am another grizzled old computer veteran who hates Microsoft, for internet browsing Internet Explorer is unfortunately what web authors write for these days. Netscapes's Java Virtual Machine is really old, and hasn't been updated in years. I'd reccommend trying out IE, you will get a lot less frustration out of it...

I hate saying these things; in my mind, the Commodore Amiga was the best computer ever and it should never have been forced off the market by IBM and Apple...

PS : Ham on Rye's Virtuality (the original Virtual Reality arcade unit) and the Aladdin Virtual Reality ride they made for Disney both used Amigas.

-djansi  *** This post was edited by djansi on 11/2/2001. ***

Friday, November 2, 2001 2:01 PM
Does anyone know if these are up-charge attractions??

...or are they included with the price of park admission?

Friday, November 2, 2001 2:19 PM
They are upcharge. The release says some locations make up to $5,500/day with these systems.

And as for NS ... NS just hates DHTML.


Saturday, November 3, 2001 6:29 AM
They installed one this past spring at The Adventuredome and they make mad bank! Each show can be a bit different as there is a live actor attratched to a computer. So bascially the actions of the character are up to that person.
Sunday, November 4, 2001 8:55 PM
SIX FLAGS OVER GEORGIA had a HAM on RYE this past summer.

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