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The Flyer – San Francisco flying theatre opens at Pier 39

The Flyer - San Fransisco opens - Triotech 3D Flying Theatre

Award-winning attraction developer, Triotech, and W.A. Alter, Inc. have launched The Flyer – San Francisco 3D flying theatre attraction at Pier 39.

The Flyer – San Francisco combines sweeping real-life cinematography blended with computer-generated imagery (CGI) to take guests soaring over the city and wider Bay Area.

During embarkation, projection mapping provides an introduction to the attraction’s characters with “whimsical vignettes”.

In the main theatre 28 guests are suspended in front of a 1,100 square foot curved screen that fills their field of sight. Motion-based seats immerse guests in a flight that visits the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Chinatown and more.

Drones and helicopters were used to capture state-of-the-art high-definition film footage, giving guests a whole new perspective on iconic landmarks such as the city’s Golden Gate Bridge.

Ernest Yale, Founder, President and CEO of Triotech, said, “We are thrilled to open this unique attraction here in San Francisco. Being able to see the city and the Bay Area in ways that are not possible through any other means make The Flyer – San Francisco a must see attraction for visitors and locals alike.”

Immediately following the experience, guests can buy their souvenir photo and other exclusive merchandise in the gift shop.

“A unique attraction” in San Francisco

John Alter, owner of The Flyer – San Francisco, said, After operating businesses at PIER 39 for many years, I am thrilled to share this unbeatable attraction that not only hosts the world’s best technology, but also highlights the many reasons to love San Francisco. An experience of this caliber is right at home in PIER 39, our top destination for visitors and residents alike!”

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Taylor Safford, President and CEO of PIER 39, added,“With our 15 million visitors a year, PIER 39 is proud to be the most visited attraction in San Francisco. It is the addition of new and wonderful experiences, such as The Flyer – San Francisco, that keep this property fresh, unique and fun.”

Tickets for The Flyer – San Francisco are $25 for adults and $16 for children.

Header image: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – January 10 – Taylor Safford, Ernest Yale and John Alter attend The Flyer Grand Opening at Pier 39 on January 10th 2019 at Pier 39 in San Francisco, CA (Photo – Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography)

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Michael Mander

Michael Mander

I am a journalist from Essex, England. I enjoy travelling, and love exploring attractions around the world. I graduated from Lancaster University in 2018. Twitter @michael_mander.

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