The Flyer – San Francisco releases new video of installation
The Flyer – San Francisco—the world’s first and only flying theater attraction in 3D— today released a new video of the installation at PIER 39 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf which features time-lapse and drone footage. Created by award-winning global attraction developer Triotech in partnership with W.A. Alter, Inc. of San Francisco, The Flyer – San Francisco is on track for opening later this year.
As the City’s first attraction of this magnitude, The Flyer – San Francisco provides an experience that rivals that of the world’s best amusement parks, while also celebrating the unique character and charm of the Bay Area. Featuring cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage captured with the help of drones and helicopters, and blended with computer-generated imagery (CGI), The Flyer – San Francisco immerses guests of all ages, taking them soaring over the biggest attractions and iconic landmarks throughout the City and the surrounding Bay Area, with views that have never been seen before.
While embarking on The Flyer – San Francisco, guests will first be introduced to a few characters from the production through engaging projection mapping technology. Revealing a budding romance and a curious seagull (which also serves as the attraction’s mascot), whimsical vignettes will bounce across custom screens to set the scene for the ultimate experience. In addition, guests will have the opportunity to take souvenir photos, superimposed over the impressive backdrops featured throughout the ride. After the immersive introduction is complete, guests will be ushered into the main theater where they will buckle up as the floors slip away and the 28 guests are suspended in front of the 1,100 square foot (50 foot by 22 foot) curved screen that fills their field of sight ensuring that each guests has the feeling of a front-row seat. In their motion-based seats, guests will take a 3D flight through some of the Bay Area’s iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Marin Headlands, Chinatown, the Castro, and more!
Once guests return to solid ground, they will be invited to explore the one-of-a-kind merchandise in the gift shop, created in partnership with Wildlife Trading Company. Souvenir photos by Bay Cruise Photo will be available for purchase and to share via email and social media.
For The Flyer – San Francisco, W.A. Alter, Inc. and Triotech collaborated with the award-winning mix media development house Fly Studio on the production of the film, which will be shown on a state-of-the-art screen manufactured by industry leader Spitz, complete with digital projections by Christie, provider of the world’s leading digital projection and display technologies.
Tickets for The Flyer – San Francisco will be available soon online at TheFlyer-SanFrancisco.com or on-site at PIER 39. Single adult tickets: $25; single children tickets: $15; and group tickets also available.