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TOPIC: Knott's Scary Farm "Fear VR" CLOSED

Knott's Scary Farm "Fear VR" CLOSED 01 Oct 2016 20:34 #10404

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That time of the year that people have been waiting for has come. Halloween is celebrating by many in which adults and children dress up in costumes that can represent anything they want and go out trick or treating. This is also the time in which many attractions parks turn into that Halloween spirit and bring out all spooky and scary things to life. Universal Studios, Disneyland, and Knott's Berry Farm are some theme parks that bring that Halloween to life. Yet, one particular theme park has recently been target of criticism for having a ride that many people found offensive. Knott's Berry Farm has recently closed its attraction ride "Fear VR".
The “Fear VR 5150” was a ride at Knott’s berry farm that uses the new technology of Virtual Reality headset that allows the riders to put on and become part of this new world that their eyes can see. In this particular ride, it depicts a ride through a haunted mental institution where ghosts roam the place. This article intrigued me because many people had complained about his ride to the point where the park had to shut it down.
Many people complained because they believed that it was a portrayal of mental illness, where they are viewing that as entertaining. What found out about the name of the ride, the number 5150, was code used for the detention for those who suffer from mental illness. Some people also had personal connections of family members suffering through mental illness. What I found most interesting, was that many other people wanted the park to reopen the ride so that they can enjoy the festivities. Here is an article that explains the representation of the number 5150 and what people say about the attraction.
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