Part of me wishes I was home right now so I could go check out the new Wings over Washington. Wings over Washington is a new ride over Miners Landing on Pier 57. Wings Over Washington, a state-of-the-art “flying theater” ride will transport guests through an aerial adventure soaring high over one of America’s most beautiful states, it was announced today by Kyle Griffith, vice president of Great Western Attractions, and co-owner of Miners Landing. Now open in Seattle, Wings Over Washington, one of the most technologically advanced multi-sensory flying rides in the world, will transport guests over the seaside cliffs of Elliott Bay on to Olympic National Forest and the San Juan Islands, to the Cascades and Snoqualmie Falls, the Tieton River, and to the wonders of the Walla Walla Valley Balloon Stampede, before returning to Elliott Bay. During the almost 20-minute experience (including the preshow), guests will have the opportunity to not only see but also experience the riches of one of America’s most scenic states.
Inspired by his love for all things Disney, Kyle, along with his father, Hal, set out to make Miners Landing a point of destination for families across the world, with its rich history, fantastic food, the world-renowned Seattle Great Wheel, and now Wings Over Washington. In making the announcement on behalf of the Griffith family, Kyle said, “We are thrilled to offer both tourists and residents an unforgettable experience to the many wonders of our great state. This ranges from not only a scenic perspective but an historical, cultural, and educational one as well. We also want to thank the incredible artists, craftsman, technology gurus, and expert construction teams who made our dream into a reality.”
Visit Seattle President and CEO Tom Norwalk added, “The family that brought us The Seattle Great Wheel continues to create unique experiences for tourists from all over the world on Miners Landing at Pier 57. And now, with their newest attraction, Wings Over Washington, visitors of all ages can enjoy our beautiful state like never before. It is a one-of-a-kind experience that will become a highlight on one’s itinerary when visiting Seattle.”
Kyle, who oversaw all stages of Wings Over Washington, from conception to takeoff, put together an amazing team including director and producer Brent Young (president and creative director of the multi awarding-winning creative entertainment studio Super 78). The attraction’s main musical theme was composed by awarding-winning composer/orchestrator/conductor/pianist Antonio Di lorio and performed by the Northwest Sinfonia conducted by David Sabee. More than 30 members of the Sacred Water Canoe Family, a Native American vocal and percussion group, performed for the musical score.
Wings Over Washington is considered to be one of the most state-of-the-art theaters in the world, using 6K cameras; innovative art laser projection; drones for image capture; MUSHROOM VR™, and a ground-breaking surround sound system.
Additionally, Kyle has created the official ride companion book Wings Over Washington, a visually stunning book full of rich photographs and elegant descriptions offering a comprehensive exploration of the remarkable region known as the Evergreen State.
For more information regarding Wings Over Washington call 206.602.1808, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at: WingsOverWA.com. Follow on Facebook – @WingsOverWashington; Instagram – @WingsOverWashington; Twitter – @WingsOverWA