SkyFly: Soar America, hailed as a cornerstone attraction at The Island in Pigeon Forge, is now open.

Dynamic Attractions, creators of cutting-edge rides for theme parks, created the new flying theatre for the popular theme park in Tennessee.

The attraction utilises an innovative ride system which gives riders the feeling of flight as they are suspended in the air in front of a 40ft. spherical screen.

A six-minute film then whisks riders on an exhilarating journey across the United Stated. The motion picture is accompanied with special effects, including wind, scents and mist.

Clay McManus, The Island’s executive who co-led the development of SkyFly in partnership with Dynamic Entertainment, said: “This adventure ride will thrill everyone and will quickly become a top reason for families to visit the Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge.

“I encourage everyone thinking of coming to the Smoky Mountains to come and experience this incredibly fun attraction.”

SkyFly: Soar American opened on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of July. According to Dynamic Technologies, reaction from guests have been positive. “We’ve heard everything from “It’s so real” and “I’m blown away” to “Let’s go again” and “The best ride we have ever been on,” they said.