New Flying Theater Ride Coming to Chicago in 2023

February 24, 2022, 1:37 PM · Chicago will be the next America city to get a flying theater attraction. Pursuit will bring its next FlyOver ride to Chicago's Navy Pier next year.

"As Navy Pier continues to evolve, FlyOver will use its unique cutting-edge technology and breathtaking content to transform the former IMAX space giving our Chicago neighbors and out-of-town visitors soaring new adventures," Navy Pier President and CEO Marilynn Gardner said.

The Chicago installation will be the fourth for FlyOver, following the original in Vancouver and debuts in Reykjavík, Iceland and Las Vegas.

Image courtesy FlyOver by Pursuit

"Creating a FlyOver attraction in Chicago and within an iconic destination like the Navy Pier, marks another milestone in Pursuit's strategic growth," Pursuit President David Barry said. "The new attraction will enable us to connect Chicago's 29 million overnight visitors with the feeling of flight across stunning natural wonders of the United States and beyond."

The attraction will play on a 65-foot spherical screen while guests watch from a moving platform with six degrees of motion, enhanced by special in-theater practical effects including wind, mist, and location-specific scents. Pre-show experiences will complete the attraction.

Construction begins this spring, with FlyOver in Chicago scheduled to open near the Centennial Wheel in fall of 2023. For more, please see our previous posts on FlyOver:

* * *
Want to keep the industry news coming throughout the year? Sign up for our free, three-times-a-week email newsletter.

Replies (0)

This article has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Park tickets

Visitors guides

Weekly newsletter