FlyOver Las Vegas

We recently visited Las Vegas for a quick getaway, and decided to check out the newest attraction. FlyOver Las Vegas uses an immersive, state of the art technology that lets you dip and glide over awe-inspiring vistas, all without leaving The Strip. My husband, who is afraid of heights, thought that this was the next best thing, so we decided to experience the FlyOver.

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Walking in from the strip, we were greeted by team members welcoming us to the attraction. There are three flight rides currently available – The Real Wild West, Legendary Iceland, and the latest addition called Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies. We suggest doing the three rides so as to maximize the discounts, and also because each ride is unique and will give you an amazing experience.

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After getting our tickets, we walked down a hallway, muting the sounds of The Strip, and into an immersive world of desert and ice. There was a bar and lounge area, for ticket holders to wait for the rides, and lockers were available in the lobby for our belongings.

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When it was time to go in, we walked to another room, watched a video about the ride and some safety instructions, then we were ushered into our final room for the ride.

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The Legendary Iceland ride was realistic and interactive with the wondrous scenery and rolling vistas of Iceland’s pristine volcanoes and glaciers. It gives a believable sensation of flight with the visuals, mist in the air, and the aroma that makes a complete and enjoyable immersive experience.

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After the Iceland Experience, we were able to return to and enjoy the bar and lounge area. The Lost Cactus Bar serves signature cocktails which we paired with some delicious bite-size snacks before our next ride.

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The Real Wild West experience was the complete opposite of the icy terrains from the Legendary Iceland ride. We soared over famous tourist attractions like the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, and Lake Tahoe, among other wild locations. It was truly a unique experience being able to glide over nature’s beauties in the midst of the bustling city of Las Vegas.

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We then saved the newest flight ride for last, which was the Windborne: Call of the Canadian Rockies. My husband and I were particularly excited for this one after hearing that it features the most isolated and untouched areas of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

The ride was a three-part experience, starting off with a call of the drum moment that guided us to the next part, which was a panoramic show about the Rockies. The final experience was the actual ride, which took us on a surreal flight over Canada’s snow-capped mountains, glistening turquoise lakes, and scenic remote areas of the famous mountain range.

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Overall, it was an amazing experience to have virtually traveled over beautiful locations, especially those areas that aren’t easily accessible for tourists. The flight rides’ stunning views were also a good break from the fast-paced city scenes of Vegas.

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FlyOver Las Vegas is located across Las Vegas Boulevard from Park MGM, right next door to Hard Rock Cafe, and it is open daily on Monday to Thursday at 9 AM to 9 PM, and Friday to Sunday at 9 AM to 10 PM.

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