78.2 F
Chicago
Friday, July 12, 2024
HomeOuting Ideas'Flyover: Chicago' is Now Open at Navy Pier

‘Flyover: Chicago’ is Now Open at Navy Pier

Date:

Related stories

P Is for Pride

P Is for Pride by Greg Paprocki introduces readers (and those listening)...

I’ve Been Married to My Best Friend for 18 Years So Far

Our life together works because we've both grown and learned along the way.

Art as Activism: Exploring Alexandra Jamieson’s Vision with the Abortion Trading Cards

The Abortion Trading Cards collection provides a thought-provoking insight into a not so imagined future where abortion services are outlawed.

“Snoopy Presents: Welcome Home, Franklin” Premiers on Apple TV+ February 16, 2024

The origin story for one of Peanuts’ most beloved characters, Franklin, follows how he approaches making new friends.

“The Lost Bookshop” by Evie Woods

An Entertaining Time Travel Mystery Book For The Parents I've...
spot_imgspot_img

Welcome to the Windy City’s newest and most exhilarating attraction: Flyover Chicago! Located on the iconic Navy Pier, directly across from the Chicago Children’s Museum at the west entrance, 600 E. Grand Avenue, this immersive experience promises to take you on a breathtaking journey through the heart and soul of Chicago.

As you step into the world of Flyover, you’re greeted with anticipation and excitement. This isn’t just any tourist destination; it’s a celebration of Chicago’s rich history and vibrant culture, brought to life in stunning detail.

The journey begins with Act 1, where you’ll be introduced to many of the diverse characters and neighborhoods that define Chicago. From the bustling streets of downtown shops to the vibrant arts and sports communities across the city, you’ll get a taste of Chicago’s unique charm and personality.

Act 2 delves deeper into the stories of the people who call Chicago home. Through powerful narratives and stirring music, you’ll gain a newfound appreciation for the resilience and spirit of this incredible city.

And finally, Act 3 takes you on a thrilling 9-minute flying adventure unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. With state-of-the-art motion seats and sensory effects, you’ll soar above the skyline, dive down skyscrapers, and weave through the bustling streets below.

From 13,000ft above to diving straight down buildings and skimming sidewalks; from wall-riding skyscrapers, floating through fireworks, and even into buildings; all while choreographed action of Chicagoan lifestyle unfolds: L-trains sparking, boats ripping, car chases, sports being played, up in the airshow, and more.

Flyover’s signature Chicago journey is shown on an impressive 65-foot spherical screen with flight motion seats engineered to swoop, dip and turn, giving guests the feeling of flight.

Along the way, iconic Chicago landmarks like Navy Pier, North Ave Beach, and the Chicago Theatre come to life in breathtaking detail. And with a genre-defying soundtrack featuring jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and more, the experience is as immersive as it is unforgettable.

Flyover isn’t just about entertainment; it’s been a labor of love from a team of over 750 individuals who spent countless hours capturing the essence of Chicago from seemingly every angle. Their dedication and passion shines through in every moment of the unique experience.

This new Chicago experience marks the fourth Flyover for global attractions and hospitality company, Pursuit. Other experience locations include: Vancouver, Reykjavik, and Las Vegas.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned local, don’t miss your chance to experience Flyover Chicago. You have to experience a video based journey. It is one that you’ll never forget!

Tickets are available for purchase now visiting ExperienceFlyover.com/Chicago.

Other Details to Know:

Flyover Chicago is open to the public Sundays through Thursdays from 11am to 8pm and Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm.

Ticket Pricing is Currently:

  • $24.96 Adults 14+
  • $14.95 Children 13 and under
  • $19.95 Military

The entire experience lasts approximately 30 minutes. This includes various stages of your multi-sensory immersive journey, exploring the sights, stories, history and spirit of the destination.

Children must be at least 40″ (102 cm) tall to ride. Children (13 and under) must be accompanied by an adult or guardian (14 years or older).

The immersive journey starts every 15 – 20 minutes during operating hours.

About the Creative Team Involved with Flyover: Chicago

  • Creative Director: 30 years of experience as an “Imagineer” at Disney, Rick Rothschild 
  • Film Writer & Director / Associate Creative Director: Cannes Lion Award-winning David Mossop
  • Composer & Executive Music Producer: Renowned film composer and music producer Elliott Wheeler, most recently known for his work as composer and Executive Music Producer for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis biopic
  • Music Director: Decorated conductor Rich Daniels
  • Film Producer, Act 3: Chicago’s Rich Lederer, a production manager and producer recently known for Power Book IV: Force, Empire, and Barbershop 2
  • Director, Act 1 and 2: Rio Mitchell, from award-winning production and media house, Sherpas Cinema
  • Drone Pilot: Gabriel Kocher, Ph.D. in astrophysics and Global Champion Drone Racing League pilot
  • Flyover Attractions COO and Executive Producer: Lisa Adams

Local Residents & Businesses Featured in the Pre-Show Include:

  • Maudlyne Ihejirika   
  • Walt Whitman  
  • Soul Children Choir  – Jasmine Miller  
  • Manny’s Deli  
  • Jay Guzman  
  • Zubis Collection Sari Shop  
  • Safia Bano  
  • Sherman Thomas AKA Dilla  
  • C&B Welders : Adrian Burton, Josh Burton, Atticus Burton  
  • Little Village
  • Chicago Theatre
  • Joffrey Ballet
  • Bud Bilikin Parade 2023

People Portraits  

  • Trumpet player/Corey Wilkes  
  • Little League ball player Leo Griffin or Adam Thomas  
  • Beach Portrait Yefim Babiehenko  
  • Maxwell Street Market Delfino Rivas, Pascuala Arroyo, Carlos Jr. Sanchez, Antonio Reyes, Edwin Ortiz, Sonia Salgado, Alfonso Ortiz  
  • Green Mill/ David Jemik  
  • Soul Message band- Lee Rothenburg, Greg Rockingham, Chris Foreman  
  • Joffrey Ballet- refer to Main Show casting  
  • Wrigley Field announcer Jeremiah Paprocki  
  • Wrigley Field vendor “Hopper” David Comron 

The City  

  • Train Conductor Ronald Carr  
  • Foster Park Ron Crenshaw  
  • Manny’s Deli Meat Slicer Gino Gambarota  
  • trumpet player/KaiAlim Peyton-Moore  
  • Joe Perona/Mary Francis Perona  
  • Maudlyne Ihejirika  
  • Jinx Ruan  
  • B&B’s Ice Cream & Candy Ellen/Harold Spencer family  
  • Summer Block Party- Mary Patton, Audrey Stapleton, Lola Lettofsky, Will Jodrey

Subscribe

- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

spot_img
Previous article

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here