Navy Pier’s Winter WonderFest

Chicago Scenic helped transform Festival Hall at Chicago’s Navy Pier into a Winter WonderFest, the annual winter playground featuring 170,000 square feet of rides, giant slides, and an indoor ice skating rink.

This was Navy Pier’s 14th annual Winter WonderFest and Chicago Scenic has contributed scenic elements to the event every year. This year’s project included creating the 16-foot tall, 20-foot wide “tube slope” and its ADA-accessible ramp.

Chicago Scenic enlisted the assistance of a local architect and engineer to ensure that the completed tube slope was structurally sound. The slope was made of Steeldeck® and covered with a synthetic material that provided sledders with the sensation of riding on snow.

Chicago Scenic also created the two dozen CNC-cut, glittering white snowflakes that hung high above the crowds in Festival Hall. In past years, Chicago Scenic has also designed and built ticket and information booths, stages, and wooden figure cut-outs for photo opportunities.

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