Peter Pan’s Flight
Opened: October 3, 1971
Location: Fantasyland across from it’s a small world.
Extra Magic Hours: Morning, Evening
FASTPASS: Yes and you’ll want one unless you’re riding before 9:30am or after 11pm. FASTPASS return times are often further out than any other attraction, meaning they also run out first. With Dumbo offering FASTPASS, return times are usually on par with Space Mountain and Splash Mountain in the summer. Plan to collect FASTPASSes as soon as possible as it’s a top three FASTPASS priority.
Type: Dark ride
Similar To: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Scary Factor: Zero
What to Expect: The queue for Peter Pan’s Flight offers little entertainment and moves extremely slowly. 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.
When To Go: Visit before 9:30am, after 11pm (when possible), or use FASTPASS. Most days, waits will be 30+ minutes by 10am and continue to be 30 to 60 minutes long for most oft he day.
Expect to Wait: It’s not uncommon for Peter Pan’s Flight to have the longest wait at the Magic Kingdom, despite not being a major attraction. This is due to Peter Pan’s popularity and the fact that each vehicle only holds two people. Expect lines to exceed 60 minutes by lunch, even during slow seasons. If you visit first thing in the morning, you’ll be on and off in under ten minutes.
Length: 2 minutes 30 seconds
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 “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. The theme is excellent and the ride is fun, but don’t expect a roller coaster or thrills because you won’t find them here. It’s not uncommon to overhear riders saying “Wow, I can’t believe I waited an hour for that.” This may be the most overrated ride at Disney World, but families and those with young kids willlove it. Peter Pan’s Flight, like most rides, is best if you don’t have to wait long for it. Be sure to get a FASTPASS or return at the end of the night if you aren’t here before 9:30am in the morning.