Peter Pan’s Flight

by josh on May 15, 2010

Opened: October 3, 1971

Location: Fantasyland across from it’s a small world.

Extra Magic Hours: Morning, Evening

FastPass+: Yes – High priority. Consider using it as one of your three pre-scheduled experiences.

Type: Dark ride

Similar To: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

Requirements: None

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 immediately after Park open, after 11pm (when possible), or use FastPass+.

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

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.”  This may be the most overrated ride at Disney World, but families and those with young kids will love it.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Nana August 29, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Does this ride and for that matter, all rides, return you to where you boarded so you can pick up strollers? Thanks

ryan March 30, 2014 at 1:10 pm

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!

Kelly May 15, 2014 at 7:11 am

Slow moving ride where the car “flies” around Neverland. Kids of all ages will love it, although it is dark. If that frightens your kids, have them wear something white that will glow in blacklight because that will excite them during the ride. This ride is a Disney classic, and was my favorite ride growing up, but when I took my husband on it (who had never been) and as an adult, it was really dated. He said when we got off the ride, “I can’t believe we waited an hour for a crappy fair ride.” So-at your risk. Kids will love it though.

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