Chicago attractions – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 15:05:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://chicago43rd.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-8-120x120.png Chicago attractions – Chicago 43rd http://chicago43rd.org/ 32 32 Remember those Disneyland rides and attractions that gradually disappeared? https://chicago43rd.org/remember-those-disneyland-rides-and-attractions-that-gradually-disappeared/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 18:19:06 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/remember-those-disneyland-rides-and-attractions-that-gradually-disappeared/ (KTLA) – The magic of Disneyland seems to stand the test of time even though the park has undergone several renovations since it opened on July 17, 1955. Since then, a few fan-favorite rides and attractions have had facelifts or been cut by the great mice itself. However, the internet and Disney’s ever-growing fan base […]]]>

(KTLA) – The magic of Disneyland seems to stand the test of time even though the park has undergone several renovations since it opened on July 17, 1955. Since then, a few fan-favorite rides and attractions have had facelifts or been cut by the great mice itself.

However, the internet and Disney’s ever-growing fan base won’t let memories of the rides fade, despite the park’s best efforts.

Here are some attractions die-hard Disneyland fans will remember, even if you can’t find them in the park anymore.

Skyway to Tomorrowland and Fantasyland

The skyways were the first such ride to be built in the United States, according to D23, Disney’s official fan club. website.

The attraction was a means for guests to travel from Fantasyland to Tomorrowland or vice versa by “passenger buckets suspended from a 2,400 foot long cable”. Originally, customers could buy return or one-way tickets. This offer was later limited to one-way tickets.

The Skyway to Fantasyland and tomorrowland opened on June 23, 1956 and closed on November 10, 1994.

The PeopleMover

The popular transportation system located in Tomorrowland opened on July 2, 1967. Guests could take a pleasant and relaxing ride through the futuristic land without enduring the crowds. According Inside the magicWalt Disney thought of this attraction before passing on December 15, 1966. Unfortunately, the ride closed on August 21, 1995.

Rocket Rods, a short ride, replaced the PeopleMover. The ride is still available at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

The Autopia saga

The Junior Autopia ride, aimed at young children, was very similar to the current Autopia ride, according to D23. The ride debuted on July 23, 1956, and ended two years later in September 1958, according to the Duchess of Disneyland.

The modern Autopia ride and plaza in front of “It’s A Small World” takes up the space the ride once occupied. After the hype for Junior Autopia died down, it was renamed Fantasyland Autopia. It was later renamed “Rescue Rangers Raceway” to promote the Chip ‘n’ Dale Rescue Rangers TV show, according to Disney Afternoon Wiki.

The ride’s rebranding was not very successful, and the ride eventually closed in the 1990s.

Swiss Family / Tarzan’s Treehouse

The Swiss Family Treehouse is themed after the 1960 film Swiss Family Robinson. Guests could climb the treehouse and see the bedrooms of each family member. This attraction opened on November 18, 1962, but closed on March 8, 1999, to be remarketed for “Tarzan”.

Disneyland still has the tree house but closed it again for renovations during the pandemic. Yet, according to Disney Food Blog.

Lagoon Mermaids

Before the Finding Nemo underwater journey called the lagoon Tomorrowland, visitors to the park could see mermaids swimming through the waters. They weren’t animatronics either. According to Duchess of Disneylandguests could see real people (dressed as mermaids) swimming in the lagoon.

The mermaids were introduced in the summer of 1959, and visitors to the park could see them basking on the rocks, swimming underwater, and near the submarine.

However, this show was cut short due to the high risk of injury and highly chlorinated water. The mermaids were last seen in the lagoon in the summer of 1967.

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Schedule of public tours and attractions https://chicago43rd.org/schedule-of-public-tours-and-attractions/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 14:52:56 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/schedule-of-public-tours-and-attractions/ Take a spin on the ‘Bronco Mountain’ at the Detroit Auto Show with Ford Professional drivers will be on hand at the 2022 North American International Auto Show in Huntington Place to take you for a ride, including in the new Ford Bronco. See how the muscle SUV handles ‘Bronco Mountain’ by showcasing tons of […]]]>

Drones, dinosaurs and virtual simulators are just a few of the attractions visitors to the Detroit auto show can experience when they travel to the city.

The public exhibit will take place September 17-25, with exhibits at both Huntington Place where the main exhibit hall is located and Hart Plaza which will have Monster Trucks, a game lab and of course the largest rubber duck of the world.

Anyone going to the show can buy tickets at the door of Huntington Place. Find more information on ticket prices here.

The public show program is divided into two parts: events taking place outdoors and indoors. A full breakdown of what’s going on can be found on the auto show website here.

While the bulk of what to experience is the many vehicles on display on the show floor, there is also a virtual flight simulator run by air mobility company AIR and all-terrain vehicle encounters in the ballroom.

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Outside, there’s an array of monster truck “rollovers” and street racing in the lobby near Hart Plaza.

Go here for coverage on the North American International Auto Show.

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Fall Fair Attractions Await You at Peck Farm Park in Geneva – Shaw Local https://chicago43rd.org/fall-fair-attractions-await-you-at-peck-farm-park-in-geneva-shaw-local/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 18:56:11 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/fall-fair-attractions-await-you-at-peck-farm-park-in-geneva-shaw-local/ The Geneva Park District presents its annual Fall Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road. There will be pony rides, family activities, children’s games, crafts, a bird of prey demonstration and musical entertainment. Visitors can also mingle with animals at a petting zoo, shop […]]]>

The Geneva Park District presents its annual Fall Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 17 at Peck Farm Park, 4038 Kaneville Road.

There will be pony rides, family activities, children’s games, crafts, a bird of prey demonstration and musical entertainment. Visitors can also mingle with animals at a petting zoo, shop for pumpkins, explore an observation silo, tour the Hollow Nature Playground, and get up close to hundreds of butterflies at the Butterfly House before it closes for the season. according to a press release from the Quartier du parc de Genève.

Tickets are available for a draw of baskets at $5 each or $20 for five tickets. They can be purchased at the event or in advance at the Sunset Community Center, Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center, or Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center. Winners will be announced on the day of the fair.

Admission to the event is free, with nominal fees for some activities, food and beverages.

All profits are donated to the Geneva Park District Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for everyone in the neighborhood. The fall fair at Peck Farm Park is an annual fundraising event that supports the mission, according to the release.

Visit www.genevaparks.org/special-events/autumn-fair.

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10 New York State Roadside Attractions and Sights! have you been? https://chicago43rd.org/10-new-york-state-roadside-attractions-and-sights-have-you-been/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 13:02:52 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/10-new-york-state-roadside-attractions-and-sights-have-you-been/ New York is a unique place. I’m not talking about Manhattan. I’m referring to New York State where we’ve had a UFO sighting or two. One of our towns, Whitehall, holds the distinction of ‘Big Foot Watching Capital of the World’ and there is an egg in Albany in which artists perform. It’s just scratching […]]]>

New York is a unique place. I’m not talking about Manhattan. I’m referring to New York State where we’ve had a UFO sighting or two. One of our towns, Whitehall, holds the distinction of ‘Big Foot Watching Capital of the World’ and there is an egg in Albany in which artists perform. It’s just scratching the surface.

Take a day trip, heck even on your commute to and from work, you’ll pass by things you don’t think much about. Why don’t you wonder why the Statue of Liberty is in Schenectady? Why is there a giant head on display at Catskill? Here are 10 roadside attractions and sights I found on a day trip around New York State. Have you been to any of these?

We all know the tourist attractions New York has to offer and they are all great. Saratoga Race Track, Niagara Falls and the Baseball Hall of Fame to name a few. Today, however, I want to focus on the road less travelled.

From Catskill to Cooperstown, from Schenectady to Santa Claus, there are so many cool things hidden on our country roads, scenic landscapes and cities. Scroll through the images below to see the oldest in the world, the largest in the world, the smallest in America and much more. For example, do you know who it is?

I’ll tell you who it is, why the Statue of Liberty is in Schenectady, why Santa Claus lives in Valatie and more. Look at this.

10 New York Roadside Attractions and Sights

Have you spotted these roadside attractions and sights in New York State?

13 weird roadside attractions you can visit in New York City

You never know what you’ll see along the roads of New York.

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Explore Chicago: Attractions & Events https://chicago43rd.org/explore-chicago-attractions-events/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 09:21:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/explore-chicago-attractions-events/ Photo credit: Thinkstock Photo While there’s almost never a shortage of things to do in Chicago, the seemingly limitless opportunities for exploration can be overwhelming for some. Whether it’s your first time in Windy City or your fifth, check out the list below to experience just a fraction of the core attractions Chicago offers outside […]]]>

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While there’s almost never a shortage of things to do in Chicago, the seemingly limitless opportunities for exploration can be overwhelming for some. Whether it’s your first time in Windy City or your fifth, check out the list below to experience just a fraction of the core attractions Chicago offers outside of IMTS.

  • navy wharf – At the edge of Lake Michigan, navy wharf offers beautiful waterfront views of the surrounding Chicago cityscape. Pick up a souvenir at one of the many kiosks, featuring both Chicago locals and national chains. Don’t forget the centenary wheel!
  • Michigan Avenue – Shop for hours on Chicago Thousand magnificent. Between department stores and prestigious boutiques of international designers, there is something for everyone. Pick up a one-of-a-kind piece to stand out, or just get the basics from your favorite retailers.
  • The bean – You have probably seen many photos and videos of people you know posing with the infamous giant, silver bean. Located in Millennium Park, now is your chance to join the masses or expand your collection with a photo of you and The Bean.
  • Lincoln Zoological Park – The fourth oldest zoo in America has free entry. Witness the majesty of the big cats, meet the primates to find your closest living relatives from 60 million years ago, and learn about conservation programs. Also be sure to check nearby Lincoln Park Conservatory while you are in the area.
  • 360 Chicago – Get a Chicago load of 360 Chicago Observation Deck. Located in the former John Hancock Building, the observation deck offers views of the city in every cardinal direction.
  • Chicago Criminal Tours – If you’re a history fan or just want to learn more about Chicago’s dark underbelly, check out Chicago Criminal Tours. Take a round-trip bus tour where you’ll be escorted to various historic crime scenes and learn about Chicago crime bosses like Al Capone.
  • Chicago Cultural Center – Still lacking in history and culture? Admission to Chicago Cultural Center is free. Explore an exhibit about the Great Chicago Fire or take a guided tour of the history of the building itself.
  • Garfield Park Conservatory – Stop and smell the flowers at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Tours of the conservatory are free, but you must make a reservation to guarantee entry.
  • Adler Planetarium – Get out of this world Adler Planetarium. Head to the observatory for a close look at the cosmos or take a tour of the outer reaches of space during a show in the unique domed theatre.
  • Boat trips in Wendella – Get a unique view of the city from a boat trip with Wendella. Admire Chicago’s grand architecture on a guided tour or watch the sunset on a relaxing evening cruise.

Are you extending your stay in Chicago? Looking for something to do outside of the typical tourist activities? There is plenty to see and do for all food lovers, music lovers and weekend vacationers.

Check out the weekend’s other events below:

festivals

  • Norwood Park Fall Festival
    • Norwood Park Station: 6088 W. Northwest Highway, Chicago 60631
    • September 16 (5 p.m.-10 p.m.) and September 17 (12 p.m.-10 p.m.)
    • npfallfest.org

Sports

  • LIV Golf Invitational Chicago
  • Monster jam

Music

  • Kid Cudi
  • Hoseas
  • Caifanes
  • Morgan Evans
  • The Doobie Brothers

Entertainment

  • Kevin James

  • blue man group

The International Manufacturing Technology Show takes place September 12-17, 2022 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Sign up for IMTS today to start planning your show.

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Scary! Two of America’s best haunted attractions are in Illinois https://chicago43rd.org/scary-two-of-americas-best-haunted-attractions-are-in-illinois/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 15:32:30 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/scary-two-of-americas-best-haunted-attractions-are-in-illinois/ Just about anyone, anywhere can have a haunted house experience. How are you supposed to know which ones are worth your time and, more importantly, your money? Sure, some are just good enough to go check out to get into the Halloween spirit, but if you want your money’s worth, where do you go to […]]]>

Just about anyone, anywhere can have a haunted house experience.

How are you supposed to know which ones are worth your time and, more importantly, your money?

Sure, some are just good enough to go check out to get into the Halloween spirit, but if you want your money’s worth, where do you go to find the best of the best?

Well, it turns out that a group called the Haunted Attraction Association (HAA) has put together a list of the best haunted houses in America.

But first, what is the ADT?

The HAA represents the professional haunted attractions owners, operators, designers, vendors, enthusiasts and artists who have transformed the scare business into a multi-million dollar industry with its own trade shows, experts, suppliers , magazines, seminars and educational events.

Seems like if you’ve run a haunted house or attraction and you’re not part of the HAA, you’re missing something.

Plus, getting on their list of the best haunted houses in America is nice too.

Anyway, here in Illinois, there are two haunted houses that made the best of HAA for 2022.

ghost hollow at Marquette Heights was the first one I saw located in Lincoln Country.

Nora Fouts on Facebook said this about Spook Hollow:

Always awesome!! The staff does an amazing job!!

This place also looks like the real deal which is called Illinois’ oldest outdoor haunted attraction.

Spook-Hollow.com:

Over 40 years of scaring Central Illinois, the Marquette Heights Men’s Club of Central IL presents three truly gruesome events for one price of admission.

These are high intensity scares not recommended for children under 13, however, we allow all ages.

Spook Hollow is only open the last three Fridays and Saturdays of October.

To buy tickets HERE.

Illinois’ other haunted attraction also has locations in other states. It’s called 13th Floor Chicagoand this is part of Thirteenth Floor Entertainment Group which is “the largest Halloween-themed entertainment company in the world, with over 15 locations and counting! We deliver a premier haunted house experience in markets nationwide.”

Although they may have haunts in other parts of the United States, the ADT recognized 13th Floor in Chicago, San Antonio, Denver and Phoenix as the best of the bunch.

Officially located in Schiller Park, the 13th floor is rated 3 out of 5 on Yelp with fans like Jesse Elizabeth J. calling it “really fun” with “great sets” that make it a “very immersive experience”. Nadine S. called the 13th floor the “best haunted house I’ve ever been to”.

Buy Chicago 13th Floor Tickets HERE.

[H/T NBC 5 Chicago]

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5 bizarre attractions in Minnesota https://chicago43rd.org/5-bizarre-attractions-in-minnesota/ Fri, 26 Aug 2022 13:43:13 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/5-bizarre-attractions-in-minnesota/ We’ve all talked about common Minnesota attractions. Whether you like them or think they are actually tourist attractions or not, others (people from other states/countries) think they are. We’re talking about the Mall of America (I think it’s kind of weird that people think of a giant mall as a tourist attraction) and places like […]]]>

We’ve all talked about common Minnesota attractions. Whether you like them or think they are actually tourist attractions or not, others (people from other states/countries) think they are. We’re talking about the Mall of America (I think it’s kind of weird that people think of a giant mall as a tourist attraction) and places like Valleyfair or events like Ren Fest or the Minnesota State Fair.

We do, however, according to Minnesota Monthly, have some weird, lesser-known attractions. Check out these things:

SUDAN UNDERGROUND MINE NATIONAL PARK

Let’s all go underground and see what happened a long time ago. Definitely adds a bit of intrigue and mystery, I like a good cave, and a mine is just as good in my book. It is located in northern Minnesota in Lake Vermillion State Park, about 4 hours from St. Cloud. But a great weekend. Also, fun fact, there are more bats hibernating in the winter at this mine than anywhere else in the state – over 15,000 of those things. WOWZA!

THE BIGGEST BALL OF TWINE

Yes, people come from far and wide to see the largest ball of twine found in Darwin, Minnesota. This thing has a cool story behind it too.

Francis A. Johnson was 45 years old when he started rolling up bits of twine from the family farm. Twelve years later, when the bullet weighed two tons, a reporter from the Minneapolis Grandstand asked him why. “My mom taught me not to waste anything,” Francis said.

Apparently there is a bigger one in Kansas, but this one has been completed by people who come to visit the attraction.

SALT LAKE

My first thought is “we have a salt lake in Minnesota”? Until now, the only salt lake I had heard of was in Utah. But this thing is located on the Minnesota-South Dakota border. From Wikipedia:

Salt Lake got its name because of the naturally occurring lakeside salt, a byproduct of the alkaline soils that surround the lake.[3][4] It is Minnesota’s only alkaline lake and its water is about one-third the salinity of seawater.[1] Salt grasses grow along the shore and in the water of the lake.

THE QUIETEST PLACE ON EARTH

We have already talked about this place. It’s so quiet that a person who stays in the room too long can start hallucinating. It is located in Orfield Laboratories. Here are thetory while we have already mentioned this unique room. I think it would be worth checking out, at least to find out how long you can stay in the room before you absolutely want to get out.

WHY NOT DRIVE A TANK

There’s this cool place located in Kasota, Minnesota. It’s about 2 hours from St. Cloud south of the Twin Cities. I think it’s like a childhood dream come true. Maybe a bachelor party – like instead of starting out playing golf, everyone is going to drive a tank. It’s funny! Everything you need to know to get this thing working is on their website.

These are some of Minnesota’s “not so ordinary” attractions. Try a few this year.

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Roadside Attractions Ink Post-Theatrical Pay 1 Window Deal with Hulu – Deadline https://chicago43rd.org/roadside-attractions-ink-post-theatrical-pay-1-window-deal-with-hulu-deadline/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 17:13:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/roadside-attractions-ink-post-theatrical-pay-1-window-deal-with-hulu-deadline/ The Roadside Attractions films after their big screen release will now be available on Hulu after the distributor signed a multi-year release deal with the streamer for the Pay 1 post-theatrical window. Hulu will get exclusive US streaming rights to upcoming Roadside Attractions movies as Call Jane, Oscar nominee Phyllis Nagy’s feature debut starring Elizabeth […]]]>

The Roadside Attractions films after their big screen release will now be available on Hulu after the distributor signed a multi-year release deal with the streamer for the Pay 1 post-theatrical window.

Hulu will get exclusive US streaming rights to upcoming Roadside Attractions movies as Call Jane, Oscar nominee Phyllis Nagy’s feature debut starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver about an underground group of abortion activists in 1968 Chicago willing to break the law to support women’s health; and Gigi and Nate, starring Charlie Rowe, Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden and Jim Belushi. This photo, inspired by real events, tells the story of Nate Gibson, a young man with a disability who finds hope through his relationship with his service animal, a charming and curious capuchin monkey named Gigi.

Roadside Co-Presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen said, “Our new relationship with Hulu is a win for everyone, but especially for the talented producers whose films we acquire for distribution. This means that at Roadside we can focus on maximizing our films in theaters with the certainty that they will find a corresponding home on Hulu’s premium streaming platform, which offers the most high-end independent cinema. and most entertaining in the industry.

“Delivering great storytelling is a central goal shared by Hulu and Roadside Attractions,” said Hulu President Joe Earley. “We are fortunate to have their highly anticipated new titles available to our viewers as part of our industry-leading slate of independent films.”

Along with Roadside’s Cohen and Angel An, the Hulu deal was brokered by Lionsgate’s Ryan Lowerre and Dillon Siler.

Lionsgate owns a minority stake in Roadside and distributes Roadside’s films in home entertainment in the United States; as part of this pact, the studio is negotiating Roadside’s Pay 1 theatrical release deals.

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Roadside Attractions Reaches Exit Deal With Hulu For Pay One Window https://chicago43rd.org/roadside-attractions-reaches-exit-deal-with-hulu-for-pay-one-window/ Thu, 25 Aug 2022 17:00:00 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/roadside-attractions-reaches-exit-deal-with-hulu-for-pay-one-window/ Roadside attractions announced on Thursday that it had entered into a multi-year production agreement with Hulu which will see films from the veteran specialty distributor hit the streamer during the post-theatrical paid window. The deal was announced by Roadside co-presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen, alongside Hulu president Joe Earley. More from The Hollywood Reporter […]]]>

Roadside attractions announced on Thursday that it had entered into a multi-year production agreement with Hulu which will see films from the veteran specialty distributor hit the streamer during the post-theatrical paid window.

The deal was announced by Roadside co-presidents Eric d’Arbeloff and Howard Cohen, alongside Hulu president Joe Earley.

More from The Hollywood Reporter

Under the terms of the deal, Hulu will receive exclusive U.S. streaming rights to upcoming Roadside movies, including Call Jane. Oscar-nominated Phyllis Nagy’s timely feature debut, starring Elizabeth Banks and Sigourney Weaver, follows an underground group of abortion activists in 1968 Chicago, willing to break the law to support women’s health.

Gigi and Nate, starring Charlie Rowe, Marcia Gay Harden and Jim Belushi, is another upcoming film that is part of the arrangement. The film tells the story of Nate Gibson, a disabled young man who finds hope through his relationship with his service animal, a charming and inquisitive capuchin monkey named Gigi.

“Our new relationship with Hulu is a win for everyone – but especially for the talented producers whose films we acquire for distribution,” d’Arbeloff and Cohen said in a statement. “It means that at Roadside, we can focus on maximizing our films in theaters with the certainty that they will find a corresponding home on Hulu’s premium streaming platform, which offers the highest quality independent cinema. range and the most entertaining in the industry.”

Added early, “Delivering great storytelling is a central goal shared by Hulu and Roadside Attractions. We are fortunate to have their highly anticipated new titles available to our viewers as part of our industry-leading list of independent films.

Along with Cohen and Roadside’s Angel An, the deal with Hulu was brokered by Lions Gateby Ryan Lowerre and Dillon Siler.

Lionsgate owns a minority stake in Roadside and distributes Roadside’s films in home entertainment in the United States; as part of this pact, the studio negotiates Roadside’s theatrical release deals.

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Immersive Prince attraction opens in Chicago https://chicago43rd.org/immersive-prince-attraction-opens-in-chicago/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 12:07:33 +0000 https://chicago43rd.org/immersive-prince-attraction-opens-in-chicago/ An immersive experience celebrating the life and music of rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago Lauren Heath Jones | Planet Attractions | August 24, 2022 Prince: The Immersive Experience consists of 10 multi-dimensional zones celebrating the life and legacy of the artist Credit: JRA/Superfly/The Prince Estate An immersive […]]]>



An immersive experience celebrating the life and music of rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago






Prince: The Immersive Experience consists of 10 multi-dimensional zones celebrating the life and legacy of the artist Credit: JRA/Superfly/The Prince Estate

An immersive musical experience centered on rock legend Prince has opened in Chicago, USA.

Called “Prince: The Immersive Experience,” the attraction is the result of a three-way partnership between The Prince Estate, branded entertainment and experience creator Superfly, and experiential design firm JRA.

JRA, part of RWS Entertainment Group, worked alongside Superfly and The Prince Estate on the creation of the experience, providing planning, design and implementation services for the project.

Designed for music lovers of all ages, the experience consists of 10 multi-dimensional spaces telling the story of the artist’s life, music and creative evolution.

Customers can step inside the iconic purple rain album cover, visit Studio A; Prince’s Paisley Park workspace and attend an audio-visual dance party.

Visitors can enter the iconic purple rain album cover CREDIT: JRA/SUPERFLY/THE PRINCE ESTATE



Designed by Prince’s lighting designer, LeRoy Bennett, the dance party experience features immersive Bose-powered sound, with guests listening to iconic Prince hits such as Raspberry Beret, Little Red Corvette, Kiss and Purple Rain.

The experience also includes historical costume pieces, photographs and instruments provided by The Prince Estate, as well as an immersive retail space.

“It’s an absolute honor to partner with The Prince Estate to create an experience that celebrates Prince’s legendary music and the visionary way he lived his life,” said Kerry Black, co-founder of Superfly and head of musical experience.

“I am thrilled that fans are immersing themselves in the creative world of Prince in a way that has never been done before. I know I will be forever changed working on this project and I hope this interactive journey inspires visitors to express themselves with as much passion as Prince.

Prince The Experience is located in The Shops at North Bridge on the Magnificent Mile on North Michigan Avenue. It takes place in Chicago until October 9. Tickets start from US$39.50 (€39.69, £33.45) and can be booked through PrinceTheExperience.com.

The experience follows Prince’s creative evolution throughout his career CREDIT: JRA/SUPERFLY/THE PRINCE ESTATE




Prince’s lighting designer, LeRoy Bennett, created an immersive dance party for the experience CREDIT: JRA/SUPERFLY/THE PRINCE ESTATE



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