Peter Pan’s Flight is one of the original attractions that was operational on opening day at Disneyland in 1955. You will currently find this attraction at Disneyland, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom, and Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai Disneyland parks. Located in Fantasyland, this ride is a fan favorite, often commanding a wait time of an hour or more.
Peter Pan’s Flight is a dark ride, meaning that the attraction takes place indoors. Once through the interactive queue you will be sprinkled with pixie dust, board a pirate ship and be on your way through the Darling’s nursery.
Hold on tight as your ship sails out the window to fly with Peter Pan! Your galleon will float over downtown London and then it’s off to Neverland. Be on the lookout for Skull Rock, the mermaid lagoon and the Lost Boys camp, there’s a lot to see on this ride. Watch out for Tic Tock Croc – he’s still trying to finish what he started with Captain Hook.
The original ride that guests experienced on opening day was quite a bit different from what we see today. Peter Pan was not seen seen in his own attraction as guests were meant to be playing the role of Peter as they “flew” through the air. This wasn’t an easy concept for most to catch on to. The ride was changed almost 30 years later to include an audio-animatronic Peter (as well as Hook).
This is an excellent ride to experience first thing in the morning as the line quickly fills. It’s also an excellent use of a Fastpass+. That said, this attraction has one of the most beautiful and entertaining queue lines in Magic Kingdom, making the time spent waiting in line more enjoyable. You’ll take a tour of Wendy, Michael and John’s bedrooms and they all have interactive effects. Guest’s shadows dancing on the walls, bells that can be rung, Peter Pan’s shadow (of course) and don’t forget Tinkerbell! Tink darts around the room setting off props, music and more.
Peter Pan’s Flight will always hold a special place in my heart as it is the first ride I remember my dad taking me on as a little girl. The ride is much too short but does a nice job following the movie plot. I enjoy the queue enough to go through the stand-by line – unless it’s super hot outside! This is a ride that’s always on my “to-do” list when I visit Magic Kingdom.
I have probably been on Peter Pan’s Flight twice, both at the urging of my dark ride loving husband. As one of the most popular rides in Magic Kingdom, I personally find it a bit underwhelming. I do understand the draw though and I will continue to ride since I LOVE Peter Pan.
- Be sure to get a FastPass+ for this attraction to avoid longer wait times during the busy season.
- If you are into interactive queues – this ride has one of the best – so skip the Fastpass+.
- There are several Hidden Mickeys scattered throughout the ride. Look down as soon as you leave the nursery, you’ll spot one amongst the rocks in front of Nana’s doghouse