Details are coming out about the Flight Over Russia ride that will open in Zaryadye Park media centre in 2018. Visitors will be suspended in front of a 12-metre screen on special consoles, where they will be treated to all kinds of special effects, from lighting to water drops from Far Eastern hot springs and volcanic eruptions.
This virtual tour features nature reserve, mountain peaks and Russian sea costs, and was developed with aerial footage taken specifically for this project. This means that visitors will experience the genuine beauty of Russian nature and not just computer graphics. The virtual tour will include at least 30 locations in various regions, including Russia’s Far East, Siberia, Urals, the Far North, Caucasus, Baltic, Central Russia, and Moscow. The ride will have 39 seats, placed on a special dynamic platform that will simulate the flight experience. The footage will be shown on a curved screen, accompanied by a series of weather and sound effects. The duration of the show will be seven minutes.
“Flight Over Russia in Zaryadye Park will not be just an entertainment ride, but a cultural landmark of Moscow. Of course, what sets it apart from similar theatres across the world is its unique content, since no one has seen Russia in this way. These seven minutes will give people an opportunity to see all the main natural and cultural landmarks of our country. We intend to fly over and take aerial footage of at least 30 locations, starting with Kamchatka,” Moscow Chief Architect Sergei Kuznetsov said.
He went on to say that one of the first movies in this format was made for Disneyland in California. There are similar rides in amusement parks in a number of states in the US, as well as in Canada, major cities of China, Abu-Dhabi and other cities.
Zaryadye Park lies at the crossroads of many pedestrian and tourist routes in Moscow, from Varvarka and Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge to Vorobyovy Gory. Apart from unusual plants, it will feature interesting architecture, including an ice cave with snow even in the summer, an elaborate suspended bridge above the Moskva River embankment, a glass dome (glass crust) on top of the hill, and a garden on the roof of the philharmonic. Visiting Zaryadye Park will be free for visitors, except for concerts and exhibitions that will take place in the park year-round.