Thursday, November 30, 2023

Triotech’s Flying Theater to Premiere in San Francisco This Summer


W.A. Alter, Inc. of San Francisco and Triotech have announced that The Flyer – San Francisco—the world’s first and only flying theater attraction in 3D—will take flight this summer at PIER 39 in San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Featuring cinematic artistry and state-of-the-art HD film footage captured with the help of drones and helicopters, and blended with computer-generated imagery (CGI), The Flyer – San Francisco creates an immersive experience and takes guests of all ages on an unforgettable ride, soaring over the biggest attractions and iconic landmarks throughout the City and the surrounding Bay Area.

Says John Alter, of W.A. Alter, Inc., “Through our partnership with Triotech, we have spent nearly two years researching and developing multi-sensorial effects in tandem with 3D high definition cutting-edge technology. The overall movielike originality of The Flyer – San Francisco will create an unforgettable guest experience that will have audiences, quite literally, on the edge of their seats. We look forward to welcoming guests from around the globe!”

Adds Ernest Yale, President & CEO of Triotech, “The anticipation grows as we prepare to welcome guests to The Flyer – San Francisco. Along with W.A. Alter, Inc., we’ve been working with the best in the business to create a thrilling ride that is a love story to one of the most beautiful cities in the world.”

Following an engaging pre-show experience—which includes the opportunity to take a souvenir photo, superimposed over the impressive backdrops feature in The Flyer – San Francisco—guests will take their seats, where they will soon feel the seat-based motion and the filled field of sight will ensures each guest feels as though they have a front-row seat. The floors will slip away and the 28 guests will be suspended in front of the 1,100 square foot (50 foot by 22 foot) curved screen as they take a six-minute 3D flight through some of Bay Area’s iconic landmarks and neighborhoods, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Marin Headlands, Chinatown, the Castro, and more! Additionally, riders will catch a glimpse of some of the Bay Area’s best performers and personalities from all over the 49 square mile city, providing an insider’s guide to the City by the Bay.

Immediately following the experience, guests will have the opportunity to purchase their souvenir photos and exclusive merchandise in the gift shop.

For The Flyer – San Francisco, W.A. Alter, Inc. and Triotech collaborated with the award-winning mix media development house Fly Studio on the production of the film, which will be shown on a state-of-the-art screen manufactured by industry leader Spitz, complete with digital projections by Christie..

Tickets for The Flyer ­– San Francisco will be available soon online at or on-site at PIER 39. Single adult tickets: $25; single children tickets: $15; and group tickets also available.

Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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