Dynamic Attractions unveils new smaller footprint flying theatre
Dynamic Flightcycle is suitable for venues smaller than are typical for theatre rides
Dynamic Attractions unveiled its latest innovative attraction, the Dynamic Flightcycle, at the IAAPA expo.
Passengers sit forward in a motorcycle-like racing position and are surrounded by a concave screen. Like a flying theatre it features wind, mist, scent, and media synchronised with the motion to create the illusion of flight.
“This does what Flying Theaters can’t do,” explained Guy Nelson, CEO of Dynamic Attractions.
“Flightcycle is ideal for theme parks, amusement parks, and tourist destinations that want a cutting-edge attraction to draw guests”
Instead of sitting with their backs against a chair, riders lean into the action, with their torso-forward on a cycle-style ‘flying’ vehicle.
“It’s like a motorcycle with wings,” added Mike Haimson, VP of technical development, Dynamic Attractions. “This position changes your perspective both physically and emotionally. The ability to perceive speed and motion are heightened. And you have a fuller perspective of the story unfolding below you. It is a dramatically more powerful, immersive sensation, ideally suited to more intense action media and theming.”
“Flightcycle is ideal for theme parks, amusement parks, and tourist destinations that want a cutting-edge attraction to draw guests,” added Nelson. “We are also excited that this attraction can fit into many locations because of its flexible size.”
The ride comes in sizes ranging from 12-72 guests with ceiling height requirements lower than typical flying theatres.
It is also available in a complete attraction package called Dragon Rider that includes screen, projection, media, scenic and preshow elements, all for one price. It tells the story of two kingdoms engaged in a battle with each other, and the warriors ride on the backs of dragons. Guests get to join the forces and lay siege to their enemy’s city, flying, soaring, and swooping through the towers and canyons in a medieval adventure filled with flames and action. Other attraction package storylines are available as well.