Magic Kingdom

Saturday, April 08, 2006


Peter Pan's Flight is a dark ride at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris theme parks around the world. Located in Fantasyland, it is one of the few remaining attractions operational on Disneyland's opening day in 1955. The ride's story is based on Disney's animated film version of the classic story.

The Florida version of the ride, which opened in 1971, expanded on the original version of Peter Pan in numerous ways. While the overall theme and format of the ride was consistent with the original in California, the Florida ride, as with the other dark rides, would feature its characters in Audio-Animatronic style. The load/unload area featured Omnimover-style moving ramps (like the Haunted Mansion) to better allow for smooth traffic flow. The scenes in the ride were larger and done in a larger scale. It's basically the same ride as in Disneyland, but the Florida version adds the Lost Boys camp and Mermaid Lagoon to the Never Land scene. Also, Hook's 48-foot pirate ship complete with deck, masts, sails and rigging was included, as well. Guests saw Hook and Peter engaged in hand-to-hand combat on the mainsail, while the boys were lashed to the mast and Wendy was about to walk from a plank. Guests would then see Peter and the Darlings posed victoriously on the ship, poised to sail into the sky and sail to London.


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