FlyOver America is a new ride experience at the Mall of America. It’s a flight simulator ride like no other- riders sit in chairlift-style seats and are lifted in front of a large, spherical screen. Then you’re given a birds-eye view of many landscapes across America, including the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and some areas of Minnesota!
Our family enjoyed the ride recently and loved it! First you view a short safety video that was created like a music video, featuring 3 American styles of music (it’s kind of lame but fun). Then you are seated by row and up you go! The views are breathtaking – we felt like our feet were going to touch the top of a mountain. And the special effects are pretty neat – wind, scents and mist are used throughout the ride.
The ride is 10 minutes – the longest ride of its kind. Over 50 hours of footage was captured by helicopters and jets throughout 2015 and then edited to make sure it would be an unforgettable experience for guests.
You can FlyOver America or, of course, in person. The costs are:
- $16.95 for ages 13+
- $12.95 for ages 12 and under (must be 40″ tall to ride)
You can reserve your arrival time (in a 30-minute window) to guarantee quick entry.
Want to save money on tickets? Through July 4th, if you buy 4 or more you can get 25% off! Follow their FlyOver America for more deals and updates.
Want to win FREE tickets? I have a giveaway for 4 tickets, and FlyOver America has a Facebook giveaway going on right now on Facebook.
Here’s the Facebook prize package:
- A FlyOver America Fan Pack (2 tickets, t-shirts, hats, Howie bears, souvenir photo package and magnets)
- One night at the Radisson Blu Mall of America
- A dinner for two at the Hard Rock Cafe and fan pack
- 4 passes to Waterpark of America
Entering for the contest is easy – all you need to do is post a photo via this link highlighting how you celebrate the Fourth of July.
Enter to win 4 passes to FlyOver America by filling out the Rafflecopter form below by Thursday, July 7th at 11:00pm.
Emily resar says
I’ve watched this ride being built over the winter and am very curious to give it a try!
Oh can’t wait to try the new ride out and this giveaway would be a an awesome getaway!
Tavia Turner says
Good luck to us!
I’d love to win!
Is this similar to soarin at disney?
Crystal Rose says
My daughter would love this.
Tricia J says
Awesome opportunity to experience some fun things with the kids.