Guests will experience how NYC became the city it is known as today through immersive films, museum-style galleries, and culminates with Brogent’s flying theater. The spectacular soaring ride allows visitors to experience the Big Apple from a bird’s-eye view. The whole journey not only illustrates how New York City ‘rises’ through the historical storyline but also lets visitors ‘rise’ as they fly over the city.
RiseNY is a three-part journey that begins with a re-creation of the city’s first subway station where visitors enjoy an immersive film about NYC’s global impact by award-winning documentarians Ric Burns and James Sanders, and narrated by famed actor Jeff Goldblum. As the film ends, a present-day subway car virtually transports guests to the galleries, which showcase the pop-culture evolution of NYC and its indelible impact on the city.
Each of the seven distinctly themed galleries – Finance, Skyline, TV/Radio, Fashion, Music, Broadway, and Film – highlight “tipping points” – the historical events, inventions, and people that helped those industries rise along with the global prominence of New York City. The galleries also boast audio guides recorded by experts from each of the respective cultural partners, as well as NYC flyover maps that illustrate places of note to visit in the city. There’s also a re-creation of the Statue of Liberty Torch on RiseNY’s marquee where visitors can take their #Torchie.
After the journey of NYC’s history, it culminates with the sensational soaring ride where visitors experience NYC like never before. Brogent’s world-class, multi-sensory flying theater takes riders of all ages on a thrilling sky-high tour of the Big Apple. Once on board and lifted 30 feet into the air, guests hang suspended, their feet dangling as they are whisked away on a sweeping journey over and through NYC’s unmatched skyline, landmarks, and world-famous events while inside a 180-degree, 40-foot projection dome featuring 8K aerial footage that simulates the sensation of flight.
NYC and the northeast’s first-ever flying theater is a magnificent, must-experience 46-seat ride. Full-motion seats dip, turn and soar, while wind, mist, and scents enhance the experience. A soundtrack featuring Taylor Swift’s “Welcome to New York” and Frank Sinatra’s “Theme From New York” will further evoke and capture the quintessential spirit and energy of the Big Apple.
Different from the other flying theaters, RiseNY is a one-of-a-kind new attraction that not only accumulates visitors’ emotions but also brings them to New (York) heights. From the first subway station to every corner of the galleries, RiseNY hopes to ignite visitors’ memories and make them fall in love with the city again. All of the emotions and experiences climax as they escalate to the sky of New York City through Brogent’s flying theater, offering the visitors an unforgettable experience.
Brogent believes that the magnificent moment is built with the most exquisite technology.
Brogent’s flying theater immerses visitors in an audiovisual environment and brings them on a simulated aerial journey with cutting-edge technologies. The giant dome screen with the best AV system which the projection angles, the light output, and the locations of each speaker, are all carefully designed to produce the most entrancing experience. The 6-DOF motion platform creates delicate motions to simulate every swing, glide, and angle of the fly. During the show, special effects, including wind, mist, and scent are emitted from the motion base at a moderate level to subtly enhance the flying experience.
Special thanks to Running Subway, who produced RiseNY, in partnership with several prestigious cultural institutions, Broadway shows, and individuals that serve as co-curators of their respective galleries.