If you’ve ever wished you could soar into the clouds above our city’s beautiful skyline, a new attraction at Navy Pier promises to take you on an adventure to remember.

Flyover Chicago, a multi-sensory ride that transports guests to the city’s most stunning places through breathtaking flying journeys, will officially debut at Navy Pier this spring — and tickets are already on sale. Learn more about this epic new attraction and reserve your spot today.

What is Flyover Chicago?

FlyOver Chicago ride
FlyOver Chicago; photo by In.Color.Studios

Located within Chicago’s waterfront Navy Pier, Flyover is an immersive flying experience that pairs leading drone technologies with breathtaking aerial footage and first-person narratives that allow you to experience the city as you’ve never seen it before.

Within Flyover, you’ll climb to the top of some of Chicago’s most iconic skyscrapers, zoom above Lake Shore Drive, swoop straight into landmarks like the Chicago Theatre, and mingle with the fireworks over Lake Michigan. These spectacular scenes will truly give you a bird’s eye view of Chicago’s most stunning sights. 

“Through this immersive storytelling experience, we wanted to capture the rich diversity of Chicagoans, their resiliency, and the vibrant neighborhoods that weave the fabric of such an exceptional city,” said Lisa Adams, COO and Executive Producer of Flyover Attractions. 

What makes Flyover Chicago unique?

FlyOver Chicago entrance rendering
FlyOver Chicago

During Flyover, you’ll soar above, under, and around the city’s most epic places — all from the comfort of a unique flight motion seat situated in front of a 65-foot wraparound screen that puts you in the heart of the action. Your seat will swoop, dip, and turn as you face the spherical screen, mimicking all the sensations of flight.

Plus, Flyover is truly a multi-sensory experience. Expect to feel the Windy City’s ever-present breeze and the early morning mist of Lake Michigan via special effects. You’ll even smell some of the scents of nature to fully transport you into each scene.

Your journey will be narrated by inspiring Chicagoans, including acclaimed musician Corey Wilkes, Walt Whitman from the Soul Children’s Choir, and Wrigley Field announcer Jeremiah Paprockito.

The new Flyover Chicago experience marks Flyover’s second U.S. location. Flyover is currently located in Las Vegas, Nevada; Reykjavik, Iceland; and Vancouver, Canada. 

When does Flyover Chicago open?

Flyover Chicago is set to open at Navy Pier on March 1, 2024. 

You can be among the first to experience Flyover Chicago. Timed tickets are now on sale for select dates.

Where is Flyover Chicago located?

The new Flyover Chicago location is situated directly across from Navy Pier’s Children’s Museum, at the west entrance of Navy Pier. 

What else is new at Navy Pier?

Navy Pier is always hopping with free, year-round arts and cultural programming. Here’s a taste of what’s on the menu for family-friendly fun this spring. 

Short Shakespeare! returns with the tragic romance Romeo and Juliet at Navy Pier’s Chicago Shakespeare Theater. This 75-minute adaptation combines Shakespeare’s original verse with dynamic staging to connect young audiences with the characters’ journeys. Tickets are on sale now.

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon in the Aon Grand Ballroom, which will be transformed into a festive, interactive, and family-friendlyLunar New Year Celebration on Saturday, Feb. 10. Guests will experience performances by local artists, dance, traditional and contemporary music, food vendors and much more.   

“Laissez les bon temps roulez” at Navy Pier’s International Carnivale on Saturday, Feb. 24. The one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras event will feature art-making activities, live music, and dance performances incorporating traditions from across the globe, including Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. 

Usher in spring with the most colorful celebration of all: Holi, the Hindu “Festival of Colors,” will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23 at Navy Pier with live music, dance, and educational programming. Purchase colorful powder on-site to participate in the spirited tradition of powder throwing and enjoy DJs in Navy Pier’s outdoor beer garden.