Visitors to Las Vegas can look forward to a new thrilling theatre that takes the adventurous on an immersive ride in high definition in “The Real Wild West” on a spherical 16m screen.
The FlyOver features a unique ride that takes visitors on an eight-minute journey through exciting sceneries while they experience the wind, mists and scents in all its multi-sensory glory.
Visitors are buckled into seats on a moving platform that coincides with the sweeping changes in scenery. It includes a solar eclipse over a volcanic peak in Oregon's Cascade Volcanic Arc; stallions racing in snow-covered Yellowstone; a traditional Hualapai Bird Dance in the Grand Canyon; 20m waves on California's Lost Coast; Western movie set action in Goldfield, Arizona; and open spillways on that state's Roosevelt Dam.
The Real Wild West concept was led by Creative director and former Disney Imagineer Rick Rothschild. In the entire 35-minute experience, visitors enter a cinematic boarding area and are treated to a pre-show projected on wraparound walls and a central screen before they are buckled in for the ride. The pre-show showcases the rugged geology, diverse cultures and entrepreneurial history of the West.
Located on Las Vegas Boulevard next to Hard Rock Café, FlyOver was converted from the former Untied Artists' theatre, and features a retail store and a full-service bar.
Tickets with specific showtimes start at US$24 for children (ages 12 and under) and US$34 for adults (with US$10 discounts for locals) for one ride. Children must be at least 1m tall to ride.