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Encyclopedia > Peter Pan's Flight
Peter Pan's Flight
Attraction poster
Land Fantasyland
Designer WED Enterprises
Attraction type Dark Ride
Theme Peter Pan
Vehicle type Flying Pirate Ship
Must transfer from wheelchair
Closed captioning available
Disneyland
Opening date July 17, 1955
Vehicle capacity 3 (2 adults and 1 child, conversely 600 lbs)
Ride duration 2:10 minutes
Rededicated May 23, 1983
Required Ticket C
Magic Kingdom
Opening date October 1, 1971
Vehicle capacity 3 (2 adults and 1 child)
Ride duration 2:45 minutes
Loading Platform Omni-Mover
FASTPASS available
Tokyo Disneyland
Opening date April 15, 1983
Vehicle capacity 2
Ride duration 2:30 minutes
Loading Platform Omni-Mover
Disneyland Park (Paris)
Opening date April 12, 1992
Vehicle capacity 4
Ride duration 3:00 minutes
FASTPASS available

Peter Pan's Flight is a single-bench (two to three person) suspended Omnimover dark ride at the Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland and Disneyland Paris theme parks. Located in Fantasyland, it is one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on Disneyland's opening day in 1955. The ride's story is based on Disney's animated film version of the classic story. Image File history File links Peter_Pans_Flight_Poster. ... Fantasyland is one of the themed lands at the many Magic Kingdom-style parks run by The Walt Disney Company around the world. ... WED Enterprises (WED), was formed as a separate company from Walt Disney Studios by Walt Disney in the late 1940s/early 1950s. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Disneyland (disambiguation). ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park within the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Tokyo Disneyland ) is one of two theme parks in the Tokyo Disney Resort located in Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. ... Disneyland Park is a theme park which is a part of Disneyland Resort Paris. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Fastpass logo Fastpass is a virtual queuing system created by The Walt Disney Company. ... The Omnimover is an amusement ride system used for Disney theme park attractions. ... A dark ride or darkride is an indoor amusement ride consisting of a vehicle traveling past animated scenes. ... Castle of the Sleeping Beauty in Disneyland Park Disneyland Resort Paris is a theme park in Marne-la-Vallée, near Paris. ... Disney redirects here. ... Peter Pan is the fourteenth animated feature in the Disney animated features canon. ...


History

The original intent of the attraction was for the guests to fly through the ride as if they were Peter Pan. Audiences did not quite grasp this concept and were left wondering, "Why wasn't Peter Pan in the Peter Pan ride?" In 1983, during Fantasyland’s remodeling, an Audio-Animatronic Peter Pan was added to his namesake ride. Audio-Animatronics or just animatronics is a form of robotics created by Disneys Imagineers for several shows and attractions at Disney theme parks, and subsequently expanded on and used by other companies. ...


The original ride featured the ride vehicles flying through the nursery, out over London, onward to Never Land, and finally through Skull Rock, where riders saw Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Princess Tiger Lily and the Crocodile before unloading. The exterior had a medieval design with the queue being outside.


The Florida version of the ride, which opened in 1971, expanded on the original Disneyland attraction. 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 done on a larger scale. The Lost Boys camp and Mermaid Lagoon were added to the Never Land scene. Also, Hook's 48-foot pirate ship, complete with deck, masts, sails and rigging was included. 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, back to London. The Haunted Mansion is a dark ride attraction located at Disneyland, the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Park in Paris (as Phantom Manor). ...


In 1982, Disneyland's Fantasyland was in a phase of drastic overhaul. Some of its rides were being relocated to make room for expanded versions of the dark rides (as well a brand-new one). The posh redo of Fantasyland now resembled a rustic European village in the Alps, rather than a medieval faire. Mr. Toad and Snow White's dark rides moved their respective loading areas (and partial murals) indoors, but the Peter Pan ride still featured a colorful mural, depicting the characters from the film.


Departing from the station, but before entering the actual ride building, guests would still fly over the rooftops of London. The new version of the ride included Audio-Animatronic versions of the characters, just like in Florida. As part of the new remodel, scenes from the Florida ride were added to Disneyland, including the pirate ship deck (unlike in Florida, Peter and Hook do not duel on the ship's mainsail in California, but rather on the tip of the ship's bowsprit). Few scenes are identical between the two versions, but they are very similar nonetheless. The new Disneyland ride opened as part of the rest of the New Fantasyland on May 25, 1983. is the 145th day of the year (146th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ...


After winding through the queue, guests board a three-passenger miniature galleon, which is suspended from above to enhance the sensation of flying through the air (the ship hangs from a track on the ceiling, not on a floor track). The ship leaves the load area and winds through the Darlings' nursery, passing Nana the Nursemaid next to some toy blocks, the Darlings (Wendy, Michael and John) in bed and Peter Pan's shadow on the wall. Peter's voice is then heard saying, "And off to Never Land!" At this point, the ship flies out the nursery window and out over moonlit London. Lights twinkle all around. Below the ships are various miniature versions of London's famous landmarks: Big Ben, the Tower Bridge and the River Thames. Then, going past "the second star to the right and straight on 'til morning," the flying ships reach Neverland, where the guests go past some of its landmarks, including the Indian village, a glowing volcano, Mermaid Lagoon and Skull Rock. It is here that the guests encounter some of Neverland's most famous residents, including Princess Tiger Lily, Mr. Smee, the Crocodile and Peter's arch rival, Captain Hook (in addition to Peter and the Darlings). A Spanish galleon. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Big Ben redirects here. ... For the bridge of the same name in California, see Tower Bridge (California). ... This article is about the River Thames in southern England. ... For other uses, see Neverland (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gerald du Maurier as Captain Hook Captain James Hook is the villain of J. M. Barries play and novel Peter Pan. ...


See also

Disneyland is a theme park within the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California conceived by Walt Disney. ... The Magic Kingdom is a theme park located at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. ... // Main article: Main Street, U.S.A. Main article: Fantasyland Alices Tea Party Castle Carrousel Cinderella Castle Dumbo the Flying Elephant its a small world Mickey Mouse Revue Peter Pans Flight Pinocchios Daring Journey Poohs Hunny Hunt Snow Whites Adventures The Haunted Mansion Cinderella...

External links

  • Disneyland Park - Peter Pan's Flight
  • Walt Disney World - Peter Pan's Flight
  • Tokyo Disney - Peter Pan's Flight

  Results from FactBites:
 
WDW: Peter Pans Flight (252 words)
Peter Pan's Flight takes guests on a short journey through the various notable scenes from the 1953 Disney film Peter Pan, which was in turn inspired by James M. Barrie's novel about the small boy that refused to grow up.
There's nothing to fear from the ride turning into a roller-coaster style ride though, because it never even mamages to reach walking speed at any point, so it's tame enough for all to be able to partake, although if you suffer from a chronic fear of heights you may not like a couple of scenes.
During the ride, the guest is taken through various scenes from the film, probably the most spectacular of which is a flight over night-time London, complete with the Thames, Big Ben, London Bridge, and even vehicles on the streets that actually move.
Peter Pan's Flight / Peter Pan, Walt Disney World / Disneyland / Eurodisney - Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center (720 words)
Fly with Peter Pan over the rooftops of London towards the second star to the right, which leads you to Neverland - the home of the Lost Boys, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lilly and Captain Hook...
Peter Pans Fight is a truly unique ride, which faithfully recreates some highlights from the film.
Peter Pan is back, courtesy of Disney Television Animation, in a new theatrical feature film as part of Disney's quest to turn its classics into animated sequels.
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