A thrilling new ride is coming to the Navy Pier in the spring of 2024 offering a brand-new adventure for adrenaline seekers out there.
Suspending riders above the city’s incredible skyline, the interactive ‘FlyOver’ will feature a massive 65-foot spherical screen surrounding riders as they “glide and soar over Chicago’s iconic locations and natural wonders.”
Construction is quickly accelerating and the Secret Chicago team was recently invited in for an exclusive peak at the exciting new Navy Pier attraction!
Opening in the spring of 2024 at the former IMAX space across from the Chicago Children’s Museum, the immersive simulator experience will contain 3 different parts: an introductory projection show, a walk-through, and then the FlyOver headline simulation.
According to FlyOver General Manager Derek Poitras, a team made up of carpenters, craftsmen, engineers, and technicians are all currently hard at work perfecting everything from the visual experience to extra sensory features like wind and mist or specific smells that make it a truly cutting-edge multi-sensory adventure.
Capable of seating 61 people, FlyOver uses a moving platform equipped with 6 degrees of motion so guests can feel every sweeping moment of the journey as well as the varying location-specific special effects.
Guests can expect a full-length experience, with the simulation portion alone lasting almost 10 minutes says Poitras. “What’s really great about this attraction is that from the moment you walk in, it’s constantly going. There’s never a moment where you’re waiting around… you’re always doing something, watching something, or experiencing something.”
Capturing the rich, diverse scenery of Chicago, FlyOver will take riders swooping over places like Navy Pier and The Tribune Tower, and through the LaSalle Street corridor highlighting the various bustling neighborhoods and world-renowned landmarks that make up the fabric of Chicago.
Check out the official FlyOver page, and be sure to check back in as more information becomes available.
See you in the skies!
[Featured image courtesy of the Navy Pier FlyOver team]