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Peter Pan's Flight is a suspended dark ride at Disneyland, Magic Kingdom, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Park (Paris) and Shanghai Disneyland. Located in Fantasyland, it is one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on Disneyland's opening day in 1955. Its story, music, staging and artwork are based on Walt Disney's Peter Pan, the animated film version of the classic Peter Pan story by J.M. Barrie.

A fifth incarnation of this attraction is also going to be featured in Shanghai Disneyland's Fantasyland, utilizing an entirely new ride system.

Attraction Premise

  • Sail high into the moonlit sky with Peter Pan. Board a colorful galleon and, with the help of some pixie dust, embark on a high-flying adventure, passing many of the unforgettable settings and scenes made famous in Disney’s animated film, Peter Pan.
  • Journey to the Darling children’s nursery and behold the first meeting of Wendy, Michael, John... and Peter Pan. Sail through the nighttime sky over London, where famous sites like Big Ben and Tower Bridge mingle with a confection of glittering lights. Then, descend into Never Land, home to volcanic peaks and sparkling waterfalls.
  • Once there, glimpse the Lost Boys and Mermaid Lagoon and sail past Skull Rock. Swoop into Pirate's Cove, home to an enormous pirate ship, and behold Peter Pan in a swashbuckling duel with Captain Hook. Finally, make your way back to London, leaving a defeated Captain Hook far behind.

History

The original intent of the attraction was for guests to fly through the ride as if they were Peter Pan. Audiences did not quite grasp this concept and were left wondering why Peter Pan was not in the Peter Pan attraction. The Walt Disney World 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 Magic Kingdom ride, as with the other dark rides, would feature its characters in Audio-Animatronics style.

In 1983, Disneyland's Fantasyland was in a phase of major overhaul. Some of Fantasyland's rides were relocated to make way for expanded versions of existing dark rides, as well as the addition of a new one. The posh redo of Fantasyland now resembled a rustic European village in the Alps, rather than a medieval fair. Mr. Toad's Wild Ride and Snow White's Scary Adventures moved their respective loading areas and partial murals indoors. Peter Pan's Flight continued to feature a colorful mural which depicted the characters from the film. During this renovation, the original Pirate Ship Restaurant and Skull Rock were closed permanently and removed. The riggings, lanterns, and other props from the restaurant were added to Peter Pan's Flight. An Audio-Animatronic Peter Pan was added to the ride.

Attraction

Disneyland

Original version (1955 - 1982)

The original ride featured the ride vehicles flying through scenes of the nursery, over London, onward to Neverland, and finally through Skull Rock, where riders saw Captain Hook, Mr. Smee, Giant Octopus, Fish Color 3, The Lost Boys camp, Princess Tiger Lily and the Crocodile before unloading. The exterior of the attraction had a medieval design and the queue was outside.

Expanded version (1983 - 2015)

Departing from the station, but before entering the actual ride building, guests fly over the rooftops of London. The new version of the ride includes Audio-Animatronic versions of the characters, like at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. As part of the new remodel, scenes from the Florida ride were added to Disneyland, including the pirate ship deck where Peter and Hook duel on the tip of the ship's bowsprit (at the Magic Kingdom Peter and Hook duel on the ship's mainsail). Few scenes are identical between the two versions, but they are very similar nonetheless.

The new Disneyland ride opened as part of New Fantasyland on May 25, 1983. After winding through the queue, guests board a three-passenger miniature galleon, which is suspended from a track on the ceiling above to enhance the sensation of flying through the air. The ship leaves the load area and winds through the Darlings' nursery, passing Nana the Nursemaid next to some toy blocks which spell "D1SN3Y" when read backwards. Wendy, Michael and John Darling are on the bed and Peter Pan's shadow is on the wall.

Guests hear Peter Pan saying, "Come on, everybody! Here we go!" At this point, the ship flies out the nursery window and over moonlit London. Lights twinkle all around. Below guests are miniature versions of some of London's famous landmarks, including St. Paul's Cathedral, 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 guests pass some of its landmarks, including the Indian village, a glowing volcano, The Lost Boys camp, Mermaid Lagoon and Skull Rock. It is here that guests encounter some of Neverland's most famous residents, including Princess Tiger Lily, Mr. Smee, Fish Color 3, Giant Octopus, Tick-Tock the Crocodile and Peter's arch rival, Captain Hook, in addition to Peter and the Darlings.

2015 update

On February 2, 2015 the attraction closed for refurbishment. It was originally scheduled to reopen on May 21, 2015, but was later pushed back to July 1, 2015.[2] New animatronics of Wendy, John, and Michael now fly above John's bed in the Nursery (previously John and Michael were sitting in John's bed, with Wendy sitting on a chair next to them). New special effects were also added to the London and Neverland scenes.[3]

Magic Kingdom

The load/unload area features Omnimover-style moving ramps, like those found at the Haunted Mansion, to allow for a smoother flow of traffic. The scenes in the ride are on a larger scale and feature Audio-Animatronic figures. Upon entering the very beginning of the nursery, a play tea party featuring two famous toys, Raggedy Ann and Andy, can be seen. The Lost Boys camp and Mermaid Lagoon are now a part of the Never Land scene. Also, Hook's 48-foot pirate ship is included, complete with deck, masts, sails and rigging. Guests see Hook and Peter engaged in hand-to-hand combat on the mainsail, while the boys are lashed to the mast and Wendy is about to walk the plank. Then, guests see Peter and the Darlings posed victoriously on the ship, poised to sail into the sky, back to London. Disney's Fastpass is also available.

In 2014, this version was upgraded to include an updated indoor queue, wherein the old washrooms were removed, the new queue starts by entering into a corridor with interactive murals, it then leads you into the Darling family residence, with a special emphasis on the nursery. This new queue has an extremely high attention to detail.[4] If you look very carefully, there are suitcases and shopping bags on and near Wendy's bed, revealing that the Darlings went on vacation to Paris, France.

Tokyo Disneyland

Original version (1983 - 2015)

Peter Pan's Flight at Tokyo Disneyland in Tokyo Disneyland is nearly identical to the Walt Disney World version.

2016 Update

In Early 2016, Peter Pan's Flight was renovated to include new digital effects throughout the attraction. A new Neverland scene was added, where guests now fly over the island of Neverland at nighttime, before flying past the Lost Boys, the Mermaids & the Indians, Giant Octopus & Fish Color 3.

Disneyland Paris

Peter Pan's Flight at Disneyland Park in Disneyland Paris is nearly identical to the expanded Disneyland version, but is 3 minutes long, while the other versions are about 2:30 minutes long. It also has the largest capacity per boat, with at least four guests riding compared to 2 or 3. The transport system was manufactured by Intamin.

Trivia

  • A hidden Mickey is located at the beginning of the ride. When the ship ascends, the shape of Mickey's head, formed by three cookies, can be seen below to the right.
  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid can be seen in the Mermaid Lagoon area in the Walt Disney World version.

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References


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Adventureland

Swiss Family Treehouse | Western River Railroad | Jungle Cruise | Pirates of the Caribbean | The Enchanted Tiki Room: Stitch Presents Aloha e Komo Mai!

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Monsters, Inc. Ride & Go Seek | Space Mountain | Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters | Star Jets | Stitch Encounter | Star Tours: The Adventures Continue | Push the Talking Trash Can

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Disney's Maleficious Halloween PartyDisney's Showtime SpectacularDr. Facilier's Carnival-LoweenFollowing the Leader with Peter PanLe Voeu de Noël de la Princesse AuroreMickey's Magical CelebrationMickey's Winter WonderlandMickey and his Magic Halloween Night
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Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMickey's Storybook ExpressThe Lion King (musical)
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Films: Peter PanReturn to Never LandTinkVideoPeter Pan (live-action film)

Television: House of MouseOnce Upon a Time
Specials: The Walt Disney Christmas Show
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Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingGolden Sight 'n' Sound BookLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Adventure IsleBack to Never LandDisney Animation BuildingIt's a Small WorldMickey's PhilharMagicPeter Pan's FlightSkull RockStorybook Land Canal Boats

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Restaurants: Captain Hook's Galley
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Firework: Disney Dreams!Fantasy in the SkyDisneyland ForeverFantasy in the SkyHappily Ever AfterMagic, Music and MayhemOnce Upon a Time
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Christmas: Mickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Peter Pan: Peter PanPeter Pan's ShadowTinker BellWendy DarlingJohn DarlingMicheal DarlingGeorge DarlingMary DarlingNanaCaptain HookMr. SmeePirate CrewTick-Tock the CrocodileLost BoysIndian ChiefTiger LilyIndiansMermaids

Return to Never Land: EdwardJaneDannyNana IIOctopus

Locations
LondonBloomsbury, England, UKNurseryBig BenNeverlandThe Jolly RogerMermaid LagoonSkull RockIndian CampHangman's Tree
Songs
Peter Pan: The Second Star to the RightYou Can FlyA Pirate's LifeFollowing the LeaderWhat Made the Red Man Red?Your Mother and MineThe Elegant Captain HookNever Smile at a Crocodile

Return to Never Land: I'll TrySo to Be One of Us

Objects
Pixie DustAlarm ClockCaptain Hook's HooksBomb
See Also
Disney Sing Along Songs: You Can Fly!FairiesDisney FairiesJake and the Never Land Pirates

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