Created in partnership with W. A. Alter, Inc. and Triotech, The Flyer is the state – and world’s – first 3D flying theatre attraction. The ride will feature CGI blended HD film footage captured with the help of drones and helicopters, and guests will be able to fly over the city and visit iconic landmarks in the surrounding Bay Area.
After a pre-show experience, 28 guests will be seated and see the floor slip away to suspend them in front of a 1,100 square-foot curved screen.
The Flight takes six minutes, and guides riders through the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Marin Headlands, Chinatown, the Castro, and more. Guests will also catch a glimpse of some Bay Area performers and personalities from all over the 7×7 mile city, and purchase their personalised souvenir photograph and other merchandise in the gift shop.
“The anticipation grows as we prepare to welcome guests to The Flyer – San Francisco,” said Ernest Yale, president & CEO of Triotech. “Along with W.A. Alter, Inc., we’ve been working with the best in the business to create a thrilling ride that is a love story to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”
For The Flyer, San Francisco, W. A. Alter, Inc, and Triotech collaborated with the mix media development house Fly Studio on the production of the film, which will be shown on the screen manufactured by Spitz, complete with digital projections by Christie, provider of digital projection and display technologies.
The Flyer will take off this summer at Pier 39 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.