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Virtual Rush: Chicago

Ready, Set…Rush! Pulseworks, LLC is proud to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art motion-based virtual reality experience located at Pier Park on Chicago’s Navy Pier. Virtual Rush: Chicago is a groundbreaking 4D VR adventure that offers riders a thrilling virtual voyage over and through a futuristic Chicago city-scape, immersing them in the action.

The adventure begins as patrons make their way to the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion (near McDonald’s) and take their seats on one of the Pulseworks VR Transporter motion platforms. Using the latest VR head-mounted displays, riders will launch into a fantastical Chicago like they have never seen before and look in any direction while the dynamic motion platform propels them to excitement. Special 4Deffects add an acute sense of realism by marrying the visuals with other cognitive inputs, resulting in a jaw-dropping, thrilling experience. Virtual Rush: Chicago takes VR to a whole new level! 

Virtual Rush: Chicago is not only a visual odyssey, but a high-tech interactive game that allows patrons to compete with other nearby riders for the highest score! Newly developed Look Targeting technology allows riders’ head movement to be translated into the game, making it possible for them to collect artefacts and trigger scenic changes for points. Each rider’s score is posted for bragging rights on a leader board at the end of the ride.

The fast-paced aerial journey takes riders over famous Chicago landmarks such as Navy Pier, Centennial Wheel, the Chicago River and Grant Park as they soar through magnificent man-made skyscraper canyons with many iconic structures. Chicago comes alive in this new eye-popping VR adventure!

Ride Details

Rides last approximately 5 minutes. Riders must be 42” (approx. 106 cm) tall to ride. Virtual Rush: Chicago is not recommended for expectant mothers and people with a history of heart conditions, seizure disorders, abnormal blood pressure, or back, neck and shoulder conditions. Other restrictions may apply. Eyewear and hats are not permitted during the ride.

Buy Tickets

Tickets for Virtual Rush: Chicago are $9 each and may be purchased the Pier Park ticket booth located on Navy Pier or in the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion, near McDonald’s.

 

Promotions

Discover Great Deals<br>on Piertastic Tuesdays

Visit the Pier every Tuesday during the summer to score PIERTASTIC special offers at select dining and retail establishments and Pier Park attractions.

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Every Tuesday from June 11 through September 3

Make Tuesdays a PIER-tastic one by visiting the Pier for non-stop fun! Every Tuesday, guests can take advantage of special Pier-wide offers at Pier Park, dining and retail establishments. 

ATTRACTIONS

BOATS

DINING

  • Riva Crabhouse: Chef Octavio’s Lobster Giveaway – Buy (1) Entree and get the Second Entree of equal or lesser value from this list is free:
    • 2 lb Whole Maine Lobster – $65
    • Crab Cake Sandwich – $24
    • Stefani’s Cheese Agnolotti – $23
    • Riva Seafood Salad – $20
    • Kids Menu Item – $7
  • Tiny Tavern:
    • Buy one (1) get one (1) single size beer
    • Buy one (1) get one (1) local Chicago Beer
    • Kids eat free with a Pier Park wristband (under 10 yrs) 
  • Harry Caray’s: Two (2) for one (1) on Select Appetizers*:
      • Fried Pickle Chips – $8.95
      • Spinach & Artichoke Dip – $11.95
      • Smokehouse Hummus – $9.95

*Guest will be charged for the item of greater value.  Cannot be combined with any other offers.  One per table. Dine in Only. Must Mention Piertastic Tuesdays for the deal.  Menu items subject to change. Valid on Tuesdays only from 5/28/19 – 8/27/19.

  • Bubba Gump Shrimp, Co.: Two (2) for $60 menu that includes a shared appetizer, (2) entrees and a shared dessert
  • Chango Loco: Buy (2) for the price of 1, or: 
    • Dos XX drafts – $8
    • Chango Sangria (white or red) – $10
  • Miller Lite Beer Garden: Two (2) for one (1) on all draft beer and pizza
  • Billy Goat Tavern: Half off draft beer
  • Margaritaville: Buy one (1) get one (1) “Who’s to Blame” Margaritas
  • IDOF: Buy one (1) get one 50% off
  • Ozzie’s Pops & Pretzels: Frozen chocolate dipped bananas with sprinkles
  • Brown Sugar Bakery: (3) for $5 Twinkie Nostalgia Cupcakes
  • Snow Dragon Shavery:
    • Buy two (2) get one (1) Dragon’s Breath or Bubble Tea
    • Buy one (1) get (1) Donut Ice Cream Sandwich 
  • Ben & Jerry’s: Buy two (2) scoops, get one (1) free
  • Potbelly: come back the FOLLOWING DAY (in central business district shops) or IN THE NEXT THREE DAYS (in Non-central business district shops) and get a $2 OFF ANY ENTRÉE SANDWICH, SALAD OR PICK-YOUR-PAIR.

    *This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, coupon, discount or Perk & must be redeemed within the redemption window: within one day for CBD shops, within three days for Non-CBD shops. This offer is available in-shop only, it cannot be redeemed for online, app, phone or fax orders. This can only be applied to entrée salads, entrée sandwiches or Pick-Your-Pair. Gift cards, chips, cookies, soups, drinks, shakes and retail items are excluded.

  • Big Bowl Express: $5 beers
  • Frankie’s Pizza by the Slice: $5 beers
  • America’s Dog & Burger: 50% off milkshakes
  • Lalo’s Mexican Restaurant: Buy one (1) taco meal, get the second 50% off
  • Freshii: Buy one (1) Burrito, bowl or salad, get second one (equal or lesser value) 50% off + free soft drink
  • McDonald’s: Buy one (1) get one (1) free McDoubles
  • Completely Nuts: (2) for (1) Tasty Turtles
  • Original Rainbow Cone: Buy (2) cones or cups of ice cream, get (1) free
  • Xurro: Two (2) for one (1) Churro Sundaes & Churro Milkshakes
  • Garibay Tamales: Two (2) tacos for $5
  • DŌ Cookie Dough Confections: 10% off all items
  • Chicago Food Planet Food Tours: 20% off Navy Pier Food Tour Tickets

RETAIL

Parking

Enjoy $20 Parking Passes* for up to 12 hours. 

*Parking validated with a sticker from Navy Pier Guest Experience located at the Centennial Wheel Box Office or inside the Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion. 

Summer Hours

Tuesdays: 10 am – 10 pm

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