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Delta Dreamflight (June 23, 1989January 1, 1996) was an attraction located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom inside the Walt Disney World Resort, and was sponsored by Delta Air Lines. Dreamflight replaced an attraction called If You Could Fly, which was originally the attraction, If You Had Wings, sponsored by Eastern Airlines. Image File history File links Dreamflightlogo. ... June 23 is the 174th day of the year (175th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 191 days remaining. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park covering 107 acres (433,000 m²) at Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Florida. ... Cinderella Castle, at the center of the Magic Kingdom, is freshly decorated for the 18-month Happiest Celebration on Earth The Spaceship Earth sphere is the symbol of Epcot. ... Delta Boeing 757-232 at LAX in August 2003. ... If You Could Fly (June 6, 1987–January 4, 1989) was the re-incarnation of Eastern Airlines official ride at the Magic Kingdom park in the Walt Disney World, If You Had Wings. ... If You Had Wings (June 5, 1972–June 1, 1987) was Eastern Airlines official ride in the Magic Kingdom park at the Walt Disney World Resort. ... For the Chinese airline, see China Eastern Airlines. ...


Overview

Dreamflight used the same basic Omnimover ride system that other Disney rides utilize. Dreamflight was a pop-up book version of the history of flight using simplistic sets, some Audio-Animatronics and projection effects. Riders passed through scenes of barnstormers, an M-130, Tokyo and Paris in the 1930s, the jet age, and the future of air travel, and appeared to enter a working jet engine. The Omnimover is a system used for Disney theme park attractions. ... Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Walt Disney Imagineering for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ...


Ride Through

Guests first entered the building that lead you into a small queue designed to look like an airport boarding terminal. The front-end nose and cockpit of an actual Delta airplane was situated on your left as you entered the queue, so it appeared as though you were actually boarding the jetliner. The Delta jet was marked as "The Spirit of Delta" in bright gold font. As you made your way into the queue opposite the jet, you entered a terminal gate with posters on the wall that included many exciting and exotic destinations of the world. Eventually, you would make your way back up the terminal gate and enter the side of the jet into a mirrored hallway with bright blue, green, red and yellow neon lights. As you walked up a ramp you entered the boarding area which was set up in a very similar fashion to the Haunted Mansion. As the bright blue 'cars' rode past you would walk onto a moving escalator ramp and board your flight. A giant mural depicting the golden era of aviation in america was on the wall in this room. The first room you entered on the attraction had a giant, pop-up book style spinning room which had a hot air balloon and other flying contraptions spinning by you as the Dreamflight song would play. Then you entered the second room of your flight which was designed to look as though you were in a giant crop field of the American mid-west in the roaring 1920's. Bi-planes, stunt planes and barnstormers were flying all over the ceiling above a flying circus air show. The pilot of a plane had crashed through a barn and was stuck in the rafters on the ceiling of the barn. The third room was just a big screen with a film clip of an aerial stuntman standing on top of a prop plane while it performed dizzying stunts in the air. Next came the propeller plane era, where commercial flights started taking passengers all over the globe. On your left, you passed the inside of a posh, elegant airliner's fuselage that was the dining area of a first-class trip. Then a gentleman in a suit stood on your left in a Japanese garden where he was being greeted by the Japanese locals. Coming up on your righthand side below you were the rooftops and the skyline of Paris, France. You flew past the rooftops of a Paris street and could see quaint little shops and tourists sitting below on the patio of a French cafe. As you moved ahead, a sign saying Jet Age, spun in circles and a male voice notified you to "please prepare for supersonic takeoff". Then another female voice said, "Ladies and Gentlemen. Your Dreamflight will depart immediately for the future. Please prepare for supersonic takeoff". As you made your way forward, a giant spinning light along with fog and fans, gave you the impression that you were actually traveling inside of a turbo jet engine. The sounds of an engine roaring to life and taking off then blasted out over the sound system. As you entered a gigantic film projection room, you saw footage of a plane taking off a runway to simulate your flight's departure, eventually lifting off and flying through the clouds in the sky. The next room was another film clip on your right which showed computer-generated clips of you above the earth, flying in a canyon above water and eventually flying in a futuristic city with fireworks exploding all around you. The final room of the attraction was a giant pop-up book with destinations spread out in front of you on huge pages, while a little projection of a Delta jet flew by above the display into the clouds. The exit area was a room with the Delta logo painted on the wall and with more posters of destinations from around the world to visit. This article relates to the theme-park attraction. ...



Delta sponsored the ride upon its opening in 1989 until the end of 1995. It reopened as Disney's Take Flight on June 5, 1996 and finally closed its doors for good in January 1998 to make room for Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin, which was inspired by Disney/Pixar's Toy Story films. Take Flight (June 5, 1996–January, 1998)was an attraction in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. ... A space cruiser vehicle in Disneylands attraction. ... Walt Disney Pictures is a United States-based movie studio, the biggest studio in Hollywood, with studios in Japan and the United States. ... Pixar Animation Studios NASDAQ: PIXR is an award-winning computer generated imagery (CGI) animation firm based in Emeryville, California (USA). ... Toy Story is a computer-generated imagery (CGI) animation film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Distribution in the United States on November 22, 1995, and the United Kingdom on 22 March 1996. ...




Attractions at Disneyland-style parks
Main Street, U.S.A.: The Dapper Dans | Fantasy in the Sky | Main Street Electrical Parade | Remember... Dreams Come True | Wishes | World Bazaar
Fantasyland: Cinderella Castle | The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh | Matterhorn Bobsleds | Mickey's PhilharMagic |
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride | Peter Pan's Flight | Skyway | Sleeping Beauty Castle | "it's a small world"
Tomorrowland: Adventure Thru Inner Space | America Sings | Autopia | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Captain EO | Carousel of Progress | Delta Dreamflight |
Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage | Honey, I Shrunk the Audience | If You Had Wings | Innoventions | PeopleMover/Tomorrowland Transit Authority | Magic Journeys |
Rocket Jets/Astro Orbitor | Rocket Rods | Space Mountain | Star Tours | Stitch's Great Escape! | The Timekeeper
Frontierland: Big Thunder Mountain Railroad | Country Bear Jamboree | Pinewood Indians | Rivers of America
Adventureland: Indiana Jones Adventure | Jungle Cruise | Pirates of the Caribbean | Raging Spirits | Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room
Other: Club 33 | Critter Country | Fantasmic! | The Haunted Mansion | Liberty Square | New Orleans Square | Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin | Splash Mountain

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Delta Dreamflight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (862 words)
Delta Dreamflight (June 23, 1989–January 1, 1996) was an attraction located in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom inside the Walt Disney World Resort, and was sponsored by Delta Air Lines.
Dreamflight was a pop-up book version of the history of flight using simplistic sets, some Audio-Animatronics and projection effects.
Delta sponsored the ride upon its opening in 1989 until the end of 1995.
Delta Air Lines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3239 words)
Delta's fast growth showed in August 1979 when it became the first airline in the world to board one million passengers in one city in one month (Atlanta).
Delta was named 'Official Airline of Walt Disney World' in 1985, and their official ride in the Magic Kingdom was Delta Dreamflight.
Delta was one of the airlines targeted in the failed Operation Bojinka plot: the conspirators planned to bomb a Delta MD-11 flying from Seoul to Bangkok via Taipei on January 21, 1995.
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