FlyOver America
FlyOver America
4.5
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
About
FlyOver America uses the latest in flight ride technology to give you a bird's eye view of America’s most awe-inspiring sights. You will sit in a suspended chair, your feet dangling, in front of a gigantic spherical screen. Special effects including wind, mist and scents, combined with the chair’s motion, will make you feel like you’re truly flying. Plunge into deep valleys and trace the path of their rushing rivers. Feel the wind in your hair as you glide over tranquil lakes and marvel at the snow-capped mountains towering above. Take in the sights and sounds of buzzing urban settings and the expansive wild lands of the west. By the journey’s end you will be in true awe of the breathtaking splendor of our country. Coast to coast, valley floor to mountain top, you’ll travel more than 10,000 miles without leaving Mall of America! It’s time to fly!
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superpcandhv
Minneapolis, MN53 contributions
Feb 2020
Was very excited to see the Hawaii movie. It cost $36, after tax with webpage discount. It took all of 8 minutes. Good thing it’s dark because the amount of dust is inane above lights prior to entry. Also note there will be no telling of where you are flying over specifically- no narration. Great idea and great ride but not worth cost for what you receive in my opinion.
Written February 16, 2020
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Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are disappointed to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. The ride itself is just under 10-minutes. We understand wishing it were longer, however we are a motion-based experience and are limited on how long we can have guests out there and feeling comfortable. The crew has tried to assimilate the sensation of flight as closely as possible which is why there are not location indicators found during the actual ride as it does take away from that sensation/experience. There is both a Hawaii and America scene list found on the wall upon exit of the ride that highlights each location you flew over. Thanks again for taking time to tell us about your experience.
Written February 18, 2020
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Linda
1 contribution
Feb 2023 • Couples
Fly over Hawaii- Sooo NOT worth it!
This was a huge disappointment. The ride lasted all of eight minutes. Not kidding. I’ve been to many and love them, and in particular the Christmas ones. The fly over Canada was also wonderful. I expected somewhat the same. The flyover Hawaii really didn’t showcase the islands and the people the way it could have and how could it when it was only eight minutes long! So incredibly disappointed and was not worth the money.
It cost us $23.to park in the lot below the ride and paying for that and parking took longer than the actual ride itself… Never mind the line to get in.
Save your money!!
Written February 26, 2023
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Jáïlÿń D
1 contribution
Nov 2022 • Couples
It’s an awesome experience to do. 20.00 was a ok price yet having to ride this with other people (high schooler’s) that won’t be quiet through out the ENTIRE ride is really not so cool to enjoy. I did 2 different rides and I definitely loved my first one in which took us over then Grand Canyon and the Golden Gate Bridge. Will do it again!
Written December 27, 2022
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KRyan1207
Apple Valley, MN7 contributions
Feb 2020
For the price, fly over Hawaii was way too short..less than 10 min and I know Hawaii pretty well. It would have been nice to either have verbiage on the screen or talking to tell you what you were flying over..which island
Written March 3, 2020
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Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are disappointed to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. We understand wishing the experience were longer, however we are a motion-based experience and are limited on how long we can have guests on the ride and comfortable without feeling motion-sickness. Our crew has tried to assimilate the sensation of flight as closely as possible which is why there are not location indicators found during the actual ride as it would take away from that experience. We do offer a scene list on the wall in the retail area upon exiting that highlights each location you flew over. Thanks again.
Written March 4, 2020
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stizlegamil
Madison, WI1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Couples
Nothing on the website said that there will be 2 charges on my credit card. One for the real bill and the second as a holding charge apparently. There should be a statement about the second charge that took them a while to figure out what the second charge is.
Written January 7, 2020
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Thank you for taking time to leave a review. When certain purchases are made, a "pre-authorization" charge will be placed on an account prior to finalizing the purchase. Once the purchase is finalized, the holding charge drops off. We apologize if there was any miscommunication and hope you will take flight with us again in the future.
Written January 9, 2020
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jwest
Marlborough, MA126 contributions
Sep 2022
Purchased as part of a combo ticket. Didn't wait in line that long before being seated. The ride can't be more than 15 minutes. The staff is very nice and helpful. Very very similar to Disney's Soarin' in Epcot/California Adventure without the fireworks at the end. If you haven't done that, this will seem new. The "map" in the gift-shop helped to understand the scenes.
Written September 26, 2022
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jetprincess01
Alpharetta, GA32 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
Horrendous customer service. Really awful, especially Grant and Lawnze. Not only did we have our own ticketing issues that these guys absolutely refused to rectify, I watched these 2 guys deal with ticketing problems with a group of elderly people. As soon as the group walked away, I heard derogatory expletives spoken about the group, completed with a chest bump as I am sure they were declaring themselves Masters of the Universe for being rude to a group of septuagenarians. I cannot make this stuff up. Yes, there was a "manger" (John) present. I know this not because he introduced himself as a manger, but because I asked later. I thought things would get better, but no. The rest of the staff continued to be rude and some fellow riders were stuck in the ride we'll after we exited.

As for the ride, It's grossly overpriced. It's a knock off of Epcot's Soarin'. Save your money. I am kicking myself for not looking at reviews first.
Written July 19, 2018
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Denny B
Fort Wayne, IN1,430 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
Much more affordable when buying the combo pack. Get you to events for about half the price. Would do this again, next time around.
Written August 1, 2019
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Thank you for your review. We're glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to fly with you again!
Written August 2, 2019
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Beth F
Fargo, ND9 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
With the six people in front of us, we waited for over an hour to get in. At that point only two of the four in our party could get in. They said it would take another 20 to 25 minutes for the other two to get in. We were finally told the equipment was not working once we complained numerous times. The workers are clueless. My advice is there are much better things to do with an hour in the Mall of America then wait in a hot line only to be disappointed!
Written September 1, 2019
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Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We apologize that your experience did not live up to your expectations. Unfortunately, we experienced some ride issues on the day you visited and did not communicate that clearly. I will share your comments with our team to ensure future communication is clear and concise for all of our guests as we strive to provide a first-class experience for everyone who takes flight with us. We hope you will consider visiting us again in the future.
Written September 3, 2019
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MurphymomChicago
Chicago219 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
I have been to Soarin at Disney World Epcot, FlyOver America is not as good. The roof of the apparatus you sit in blocks the top of screen, they spray you with cold water quite often, no scents like Soarin, film quality is not as good. It’s just OK.
Written August 6, 2019
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Thank you for taking time to leave a review. We are disappointed to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectations. In regard to focus, because of the spherical nature of our screen we can't achieve the same clarity you would see on an HDTV, but are committed to using the latest technology available. In fact, our film is projected in the latest 4K, 60-frame-per-second technology. Also, there are numerous scents included throughout the ride. We will share your feedback with our technical team to ensure we have the best clarity possible and that all scents are working properly. Hope to fly with you again.
Written August 7, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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