FlyOver Canada will receive its first new Canadian feature film next month, almost exactly nine years after it first opened at Canada Place in downtown Vancouver.
This is very important for the captivating flight attraction, as it is an original in-house production specially designed for this location and will be added to FlyOver’s permanent collection for traffic across its growing number of locations worldwide.
While the original FlyOver Canada movie, made a decade ago, takes passengers across the country from coast to coast, the upcoming new route focuses on Western Canada, specifically the Rockies.
The new ride is called Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockiesand will make its world debut at FlyOver Canada Vancouver on Canada Day, July 1, 2022.
Filmed over two years ago by FlyOver director Dave Mossop and creative director Rick Rothschild – the team behind the original FlyOver Canada film and other productions in Iceland and Las Vegas.
“The experience captures the magic and power of the remote mountains and the dramatic view of the Rocky Mountains, inspiring visitors to build a deep connection to the land, culture and spirit of one of Canada’s most iconic natural wonders,” Description of the new Rocky. Movie mountains.
“Depressing and full of multi-sensory adventure, Windswept highlights areas that are inaccessible to hikers, providing a rare glimpse into the most isolated and untouched areas of the mountain range.
For anyone who has ridden on high level at Disney theme parks around the world, the idea of FlyOver should be well known. FlyOver’s initial ride to Vancouver was not just inspired by on high level but it was made by its creator.
Rothschild was executive director of broadcasts at Walt Disney Imagineering for more than 30 years, until 2009. He is credited with inventing the riveting flight experience. He was responsible for creating Soarin ‘, which premiered at the 2001 Disney California Adventure.
Rothschild has served as creative director for all four FlyOver attractions to date, designing every aspect of what visitors see at FlyOver. While he now has his own company that develops creative attraction ideas, he still holds a central role as a consultant for Disney Imagineering.
In addition to Vancouver, FlyOver also has locations in Iceland and most recently on The Strip of Las Vegas, next to MGM.
In 2023, FlyOver will open at the historic Navy Pier pier on downtown Chicago. Like the Vancouver location, FlyOver in Chicago is redefining the site of a former IMAX theater.
They also plan to open a second FlyOver Canada attraction in 2024 in downtown Toronto, in a new specially constructed building near the base of the CN Tower.
A sixth FlyOver attraction at the Mall of America in Minnesota, which opened in 2016, is under a different ownership and management structure.
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