Peter Pan’s Flight

Opened: October 3, 1971.

Location:

Fantasyland across from it’s a small world.

Extra Magic Hours: Morning, Evening.

Ride Length: 3 minutes.

Type: Dark ride.

Similar To: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

Requirements: None.

Scary Factor: Zero.

What to Expect:

Disney finally completed the interactive queue portion in late 2014. There are some fun little activities here and a lot to look at. Once you finally make to the front of the line, you will board a slow moving vehicle themed like a pirate galleon that seats two to three people in a single row.

The best effect this ride offers is the sense that you’re actually flying through Peter Pan’s world because the vehicles are suspended from the ceiling.

The galleon will take you through several scenes from the Peter Pan story and features animatronic versions of Peter, along with Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, and the Lost Boys.

Where to Sit:

Each vehicle seats two to three in a single row.

FastPass+: Yes, very high priority. Peter Pan’s Flight FastPass+ are typically unavailable days in advance of a given date and using it here will save 50 to 100+ minutes in line in the afternoon. Book as early as possible.

What You Miss Using FastPass+:

FastPass+ users skip most of the long queue, including the interactive portion shortly before boarding. With kids, it might be worthwhile to experience Peter Pan’s Flight first thing in the morning in standby to walk through it, but I don’t think what you end up seeing is worth a 75-minute wait in the afternoon. So if you do want to see it, visit very early or very late at night when waits are lower.

Total Average Experience Time with FastPass+: 15 minutes.

4th FastPass+ Availability:

Expect to Wait:

When To Go: Visit immediately after Park open, in the last hour of operation, or use FastPass+.

Rating: 7/10

Commentary: This is a tough one to rate because it’s an excellent attraction for young children and anyone else who will appreciate a bit of classic “Disney magic.” On the other hand, it will do nothing for the die-hard thrill seekers or those who don’t appreciate a slow moving ride with dated animatronics. It’s not uncommon to overhear riders saying “Wow, I can’t believe I waited an hour for that.” It is certainly worth experiencing if you can visit during a time when you can keep the wait under 20 minutes.

Comments

  1. ryan says

    Does this ride stay slow throughout the ride and is it mainly a straight course ride. Also there are no kinds of drops right because my kids are scared thank you!

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