Construction has begun on a thrilling new attraction at Chicago’s Navy Pier.
McHugh Construction announced this week that work has begun on the 48,000-square-foot space that will house a “new flight ride attraction” known as FlyOver.
The Navy Pier Flyover “takes guests on a multi-sensory journey as they soar over iconic locations and natural wonders around the world as part of a cutting-edge entertainment experience.” It is said to be a flight ride.
In it, guests dangle from moving seats with their feet dangling underneath, while a 65-foot screen projects a movie onto a landscape of the world.Fog, wind, and even scents startle riders I have.
McHugh Construction Vice President Andrew Totten said in the release: “The space will be equipped with state-of-the-art video, lighting and sound systems designed to give users a fully immersive experience.”
The project was originally scheduled to debut in the fall of 2023, but is now scheduled to open in the spring of 2024. It replaces his IMAX theater on the pier near the Centennial Wheel.
Pursuit’s FlyOver is said to be “the first ride of its kind in Chicago,” but it will be similar to the company’s other attractions in Las Vegas, Canada, and Iceland.
“The launch of FlyOver in Chicago offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience showcasing some of the most iconic and visually stunning landscapes within Chicago, across the United States and beyond. Statement: “FlyOver Concepts Worldwide and New
Chicago attractions push the boundaries of escape, taking guests on the ultimate flying ride adventure. ”