Flyover: Chicago’s Newest Immersive Attraction Promises a Sky-High Journey

Photo: Flyover immersive experience now at Navy Pier (Credit: Pursuit).

Chicago, get ready to soar to new heights! Expected to be a major tourism hub, Flyover, the latest addition to Chicago’s attractions, marks the fourth venture for global giant Pursuit. Located at Navy Pier, this immersive flying journey promises an unforgettable experience.

Showcasing on a massive 65-foot spherical screen with engineered flight motion seats, Flyover’s signature Chicago journey gives guests the breathtaking feeling of flight. The first-of-its-kind city-based film, “Believe Chicago,” unfolds in three acts, highlighting the city’s power of community and resilience.

Act 1 introduces Chicago characters and suburban settings in a gallery-style experience. Act 2 delves deeper into the city’s fabric, featuring real Chicagoans in diverse communities. Act 3 is a thrilling 9-minute flying journey, weaving an impossible flight-line through Chicago, showcasing iconic landmarks and choreographed city life.

Transporting 60 guests at a time, the attraction offers complete sensory immersion using wind, mist and scents. Leading drone technologies and first-person narratives showcase the city from perspectives never seen before, featuring iconic destinations like Navy Pier, North Ave Beach, Lake Shore Drive, the Chicago Theatre and the Joffrey Ballet.

Believe Chicago’s genre-defying soundtrack, led by acclaimed composer Elliott Wheeler, encompasses jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and house. Over 750 individuals from across the globe collaborated, spending 500 hours and 20 months capturing Chicago’s essence.

Flyover operates Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at

Great news for Chicago Public School students! From now until April 30, you can snag individual tickets to the Flyover attraction for just $5 by simply presenting your school IDs. It’s a fantastic opportunity to experience the magic of Flyover at an exclusive rate!

The entire 30-minute experience explores Chicago’s sights, stories, history, and spirit. Children must be at least 40″ tall to ride and accompanied by an adult or guardian (14 years or older).

Don’t miss this groundbreaking experience that combines cutting-edge technology with the rich tapestry of Chicago’s culture! 🌆🎟️ #FlyoverChicago #BelieveChicago

About Pursuit:

Pursuit, an attractions and hospitality company, owns and operates inspiring experiences globally, including Flyover Attractions in Vancouver, Reykjavik, Las Vegas, and Chicago. For more information, visit

Creative Team Involved:

  • Creative Director: Rick Rothschild
  • Film Writer & Director: David Mossop
  • Composer & Executive Music Producer: Elliott Wheeler
  • Music Director: Rich Daniels
  • Film Producer, Act 3: Rich Lederer
  • Director, Act 1 and 2: Rio Mitchell
  • Drone Pilot: Gabriel Kocher
  • Flyover Attractions COO and Executive Producer: Lisa Adams

Local Residents and Businesses Featured in Pre-show:

  • 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 Billiken 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

This groundbreaking attraction represents the collaborative efforts of over 750 individuals globally, capturing Chicago’s essence from perspectives never seen before. Get ready for a journey that transcends boundaries and celebrates the spirit of Chicago!

About Post Author


From the Web

Skip to content