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360° Video: Mega Coaster

  • 360° Video: Mega Coaster

As we dip into these upcoming days of sub-freezing high temperatures, I thought it might be nice for us to virtually experience a little warm weather getaway. Discovery Channel did a wonderful job last year of recording a journey on the Scream roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain, in Valencia, California. The fact that the recording was done in 360° video makes it exponentially more interesting to watch.

After viewing it looking straight ahead, try spinning around and following the expressions of the passengers as they endure the 141-foot drop and the back-to-back vertical loops! This coaster hits speeds of over 60 mph, so you may want to strap yourself in to your chair, just to watch the video!

Playback of 360° videos is most immersive if you have some form of a Google Cardboard viewer and can open the video in the YouTube app on your smartphone (email me if you don’t have a viewer and I will send you one). You can still have a lot of fun without one though by making the video full-screen in your Chrome browser and clicking and dragging with your mouse to explore.

Did we spark any ideas about how to involve 360 in your business? Reach out and we’d love to talk with you about it!

Want more? Check out our Pepper Group holiday 360 offering.

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