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FlyOver Las Vegas is one of the newest attractions on The Strip. The ride makes you feel like you’re really flying. If you’ve ever been on Disney’s Soarin’ Over California, it’s like that, but x10.
I’ve always been a fan of Soarin’, so I love FlyOver. In fact, I take everyone who comes to town for a visit! But this guide is to help you decide if the attraction is a good fit for you.
So in this review, I’ll cover the three rides you can choose from right now. And I’ll fill you in on essential things to know, like what it’s like, how much it costs, and when to go for the fastest entry time.
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What Is FlyOver Las Vegas?
FlyOver is a flight ride that takes you on a thrilling journey over landmarks and natural wonders. So you’ll feel like a bird as you soar through the sky and dip, dive, and turn.
Your seat lifts you off the ground with your feet dangling in front of a 52.5-foot wide circular screen. And it’s all shot in 8K resolution, with each film surrounding you and putting you right in the action!
FlyOver is an all-sensory experience, too, so you won’t just see these exciting places – you’ll feel them. There are special effects like wind, mist, and even scents of nature. And each ride features an incredible musical score, all choreographed to what you see on the screen.
Location & Directions
FlyOver is conveniently located on The Strip next to Hard Rock Cafe. And it’s just steps from the super popular M&M’s store, too! The address is 3771 Las Vegas Blvd. S, Suite 150, Las Vegas, NV 89109.
Unfortunately, if you’re taking a rideshare service like Uber or Lyft, your driver can’t drop you off on Las Vegas Blvd. But you can still get dropped off super close to FlyOver!
Just ask your driver to let you out on MGM Rd and walk up to Las Vegas Blvd from there. Then, turn right, and the entrance will be a few steps ahead.
FlyOver Las Vegas Parking
For guests that are driving, there’s parking next door in the Showcase Mall Parking Garage. You’ll find lots of available spaces in this self-park facility, too.
But you’ll have to pay to park here, and the rates aren’t the cheapest either. They are pretty consistent, though, with what you’ll find around town.
The Showcase Parking Garage is also super easy to find. From Las Vegas Blvd, just look for the Ross sign next to FlyOver. This is where you’ll turn into the garage.
Showcase Mall Parking Garage Rates
The following rates are the current non-event prices for parking at the Showcase Mall Garage.
- First 2 hours: $12.00
- 2-4 hours: $14.00
- Up to 24 hours: $16.00
Because the Showcase Garage is located on Las Vegas Blvd, getting in and out can be challenging. For instance, pedestrians often walk in front of the garage. So you’ll need to wait until there is a break in foot traffic to enter (and exit) the parking structure.
FlyOver Las Vegas is open every day of the week from 9 am until 9 pm. And you can come almost anytime that suits your schedule. There are typically flights every 15 minutes, with the last one of the day at 9 pm.
FlyOver Las Vegas Cost
You can buy your ride tickets in advance or purchase them at the door. And although I’ve listed the current rates here, please note that the following prices may be subject to change.
- Single ride*: $36/adult | $26/child
- Double ride*: $58/adult | $42/child
*There are often discount tickets available. You can click on the button below to check availability.
You can choose which flight you’d like to take for single rides: Wonders of the American West, Iceland, or Windborne.
And for double rides, you’ll get to choose from pre-packaged pairings, such as Wonders of the American West + Iceland or Wonders of the American West + Windborne.
A double ride and drink package is also available on the FlyOver website.
You’ll score discounted ticket rates if you’re a local. But remember that you must present a valid ID at the ticket office. Local single ride tickets are available on the FlyOver website, or you can buy them at the door.
- Local Single Ride: $25.20/adult | $15.60/child
Local double ride tickets and the double ride & drink package are currently unavailable online. But again, you can get either ticket option at the ticket office.
The FlyOver Las Vegas Experience
There’s so much more to FlyOver than the rides! Your journey begins the moment you step inside the entry corridor. And feel yourself decompress from the noise of Las Vegas Boulevard.
You’ll see nature-inspired videos on the walls and hear sound effects like the wind and birds chirping. It gets darker, too, the further down you go. So by the time you get to the end of the hallway, you’re completely relaxed.
And then, when you step out of the corridor, you’ll find yourself at the bottom of a slot canyon. This is the FlyOver lobby, and the design here is impressive! There are scalloped canyon walls, a blue river floor, and even a starry night sky on the ceiling.
The Lost Cactus Bar
The FlyOver lobby is also home to The Lost Cactus bar and lounge. Here you’ll find grab-and-go beverage options and snacks like muffins, chips, and candy bars.
The Lost Cactus has a specialty cocktail and non-alcoholic mocktail menu, too. And all the drinks were inspired by places you fly over in the Wonders of the American West ride! So when you see the rich colors and take that first sip, you’ll instantly feel transported.
You’ll need to head to the gate for boarding when it gets close to your flight time. It’s right across from The Lost Cactus bar. Just look for the big FlyOver logo on the wall, and the gate is underneath that.
There are electronic boarding signs, too, that’ll alert you to when you should board. Be sure to pay attention to those so you don’t miss your flight.
At the gate, a team member will scan your ticket and lead your group down a hallway for your preflight photo. In the photo room, you’ll sit on a bench in front of a green screen backdrop where you’ll get to pretend to fly.
Have some fun here – it’s like you’re on a hang glider, so pick up your feet, stretch out your arms, and hold on tight!
You can even preview your photo right then and there. And after the ride, you can choose from different backdrops and purchase any images you like.
Next, you’ll head to the boarding room. And depending on which flying ride you choose, you’ll see the American West, Icelandic, or Canadian Rockies animation scenes.
For instance, the American West boarding room has beautiful evergreen trees and seascapes. And Iceland features a cozy cabin with a fire.
This part of your journey helps set the stage for what you’re about to experience next. So expect to spend about five to 10 minutes in this room before heading to the preshow.
An attendant will then lead you from the boarding room to a circular space with a big screen in the center. Now, this part of the Vegas attraction is very cool!
Each FlyOver simulated ride features a custom, multi-media preshow created by The Moment Factory. The show lasts about six minutes. And tells a story that helps to give more meaning to the sights you’ll be flying over.
For example, in the American West preshow, you’ll learn about how the Wild West was settled – from prehistoric times to the gold rush. It’s a tale of resilience and triumph during some of the harshest conditions.
Iceland’s preshow is magical and mysterious. An Icelandic troll shows you how Iceland was formed from volcanoes and how the land holds all sorts of secrets. You’ll see winters full of ice turn into hillsides of spring flowers. It’s a reminder that even in dark times, there’s always a new beginning.
Now for the best part – the ride! As you exit the preshow, you’ll go up some stairs (or down a ramp) and enter a flight simulator room. And a FlyOver team member inside will show you where to sit.
There’s only one row of chairs, with an aisle between, so no matter your seating assignment, you’ll have a front-row seat!
The Vegas location also has two seating levels, so you may see feet above you if you’re on the bottom. But, don’t worry; they’re far enough away that it won’t detract from the ride.
There are storage pouches underneath your seat, too, so you can store any belongings. The pockets are spacious, making it easy to fit a jacket, purse, hat, and even a bottle of water.
Then you’ll need to fasten your seat belt and wait for the ride to start. Soon your chair will roll forward and lift in front of an immersive screen. And with your feet dangling, you’ll fly through the West, Rockies, or Iceland!
Wonders Of The American West
The Wonders of the American West ride captures the beauty of the Wild West and the crazy things people do out here!
For instance, you’ll fly with wingsuiters in Washington State and race with the world’s fastest car in the Salt Flats of Utah. You’ll also see one of the world’s natural wonders at Grand Canyon West.
The ride features 22 scenes across ten states, including Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Montana, and Wyoming.
SEE A sneak peek of “wonders of the american west”
After your American West flight, you’ll see a map of everywhere you went, with a photo of each scene. So if you’re curious about where you flew or want to visit any of the places in person, you’ll know exactly where to go!
In the Iceland ride, you’ll take a journey through the country. And experience places the average person will never get to see.
You’ll fly over remote locations like a volcano and watch fireworks in a quaint Icelandic town. And you might just get an adrenaline rush as you jump the Waterfall of the Gods with kayakers!
With 30 scenes filmed, only 20 made the cut. So what you’re seeing are some of the most spectacular shots of Iceland ever captured.
SEE A sneak peek of “iceland”
Windborne – Call Of The Canadian Rockies
In Windborne, you’ll fly through untouched areas of the Canadian Rockies. You’ll soar across snow-capped peaks, ride with mountain bikers, and hang on tight as rock climbers ascend a cliff.
But perhaps most importantly, you’ll see the Rockies from the perspective of the tribes that live there. And learn how to listen to the spirit of the mountains.
SEE A SNEAK PEEK OF “WINDBORNE”
Souvenirs & Photos
After the ride, you can purchase a souvenir photo. And thanks to the green screen backdrop used in the FlyOver photo booth, you’ll have seven scenes to choose from.
All you need to do to view your picture is present your photo slip to the FlyOver team member. And she’ll pull it right up for you.
Then, you can go through all the backgrounds on the screen and pick the one you like best. Some of the most popular settings are the Grand Canyon and, of course, the Las Vegas Strip, which was the one we chose.
When I was last there, the souvenir photo rates were as follows. But keep in mind that prices are always subject to change.
- VIP Pack (digital download link & print): $35
- Single Photo Print: $20
- Additional Photo Print: $10
You’ll then exit through the souvenir shop, where you’ll find even more merchandise for sale. For instance, there are hats, t-shirts, mugs, and other FlyOver-themed products.
And if you want to ride again, you don’t need to go to the front of the FlyOver building. Instead, you can buy your tickets at the souvenir shop or photo counter.
FAQs: FlyOver Las Vegas
Below are some questions guests often have about the flying ride.
Which Ride Is Better – Wonders Of The American West Or Iceland?
Both are phenomenal rides, and you can’t go wrong with either one.
I enjoyed the scenery of the American West because I was familiar with a lot of the locations. And I loved flying over Las Vegas Boulevard, too. So if you’re looking for a “Soaring Over Las Vegas” experience, you’ll want to check out the Wonders of the American West ride.
The Iceland ride is breathtaking, though. And unless you’ve been to Iceland before, you’ll get to see sights you’ve never seen. Additionally, Iceland is the more thrilling ride of the two. There are lots of dives, and it feels much faster. I may have even let out a few (quiet) screams on this one!
If budget and time allow, I highly recommend going on both. But I recommend riding American West first and then Iceland. That way, you’ll build up to the faster ride. (You can tell the FlyOver attendant at the door which ride you’d like to go on first.)
And if you don’t want to commit to two rides without trying one first, you can always buy another ticket after you’re done.
How Long Is The FlyOver Las Vegas Ride?
Each FlyOver ride is about 8.5 minutes long. But with the six-minute preshow and the wait time in the boarding room, the experience is roughly 25 minutes for one ride.
If you’re going on two rides back to back, there’s about a 15-minute layover between them. So you’ll have some time to use the restroom or grab a beverage before boarding your next flight.
Overall, it took my group an hour and a half for both experiences.
Are There Any Age Or Height Restrictions?
There aren’t any age restrictions to go on FlyOver. However, all riders must be at least 40 inches tall.
When’s The Best Time To Go?
Based on my experience, the later it gets in the day, the busier the attraction becomes. So if you want fewer people on your ride, it’s typically slower in the early afternoon hours. But, if you prefer a higher energy environment, it’s better to go during the late afternoon or evening hours.
Where Can I Store My Stuff?
You can store your belongings in the pouch underneath your flight seat. Just be sure to do this before sitting down because once you’re buckled, you’re not getting out until after the ride. The pouch is large enough to fit a purse, hat, sunglasses, and even a bottled beverage.
If you need more space, lockers are available in the FlyOver lobby. Currently, your first 90 minutes are free. After that, it’s $5 every 30 minutes.
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Overall, I love the FlyOver Las Vegas rides, and I think the attraction is worth seeing. It’s so transportive that it’ll make you forget you’re on The Strip!
I also like that it’s an entire experience with a boarding room and preshow. So you’re not just hopping on the flight simulator, and that’s it.
If there’s anything negative to say, the wind special effect dried out my contact lenses. So I wish I had brought some contact solution with me.
But other than that, the rides are so much fun, and I highly recommend going.