Tusenfryd Amusement Park Celebrates 30th Birthday With VR On Rollercoaster

Vinterbro, Norway: Thrill-seekers of TusenFryd Amusement Park rollercoasters can now view a virtual reality (VR) film while taking their ride. A completely new car show will also be causing visitor jaws to drop during the 30th anniversary season.


The park opened in June 1988 is located 20 kilometers south of Oslo.  Stood as one of Norway’s biggest tourist attractions for three decades, the park is visited by 450 000 visitors a year. Prior to the inauguration of its anniversary season, a total of 12 million visits have been made in the park.

TusenFryd in the 30th year has invested in an innovative solution that connects the new technology with the existing infrastructure. Passengers on parks family-friendly Western Expressen attraction will be fitted with VR headsets to experience a very distinctive adventure.

“We’re looking forward to inviting our guests to a completely new experience this year,” says marketing manager Erik Andersen. “It has never been possible previously to get aboard a roller coaster in Norway and experience both a physical and a virtual ride.

For the fourth season in the row, TusenFryd is presenting Burnout  Stuntshow led by Asgeir Borgemoen, Norway’s answer to Jeremy Clarkson. “this will be a brand-new car show providing a high-octane experience, and we can guarantee impressive stunts and scorching speeds yet again,” says Andersen. “Spectacles of this kind have proved very popular with our guests, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to another breath-taking display.”

The park is also undertaking a two-year upgrade programme for their attraction ThunderCoaster.  This is Europe’s most challenging wooden rollercoasters, measuring 950 meters long and can reach a top speed of almost 100 kilometers per hour.

TusenFryd begins its 30th season on the 21st of April and is open daily from mid-June to mid-August.

Information Source: TusenFryd Amusement Park

Photo courtesy of TusenFryd Amusement Park

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