Thanks to Tinker Bell’s Pixie Dust on Peter Pan’s Flight at Walt Disney World, you will magically sail through the story of Peter Pan in your own personal pirate ship. You’ll catch glimpses of the Nursery, London, Neverland, The Lost Boys and you’ll journey through a fight scene with Peter Pan and Hook and as you make your way back home, you’ll leave a defeated Captain Hook in your dust.
Length of Ride: 2:45
Height Requirement: None. Infants can ride in the parents lap.
Scare Factor: This is a dark ride. If your child is scared of the dark, you might want to either reconsider it or let them know what to expect. There are no scenes that are scary.
Rider Swap: No
Weather Procedure: The queue and ride are covered/indoors. It operates in bad weather.
Ride Photo: No ride photo on this ride.
Flash Photography: Discouraged. It is a dark ride and you don’t want to ruin the magic for other guests.
Queue: The queue was recently updated to be more interactive. Details are below.
Extra Magic Hours: Open in the morning and the evening.
Fastpass: Yes. Also participating in Fastpass +.
When to Ride: I suggest you plan on hurrying to this ride as soon as the park opens or use Fastpass+. This line gets long very fast. If you can’t make it to the ride when the park opens, book a Fastpass+ reservation ahead of time for the day of your visit.
Our Touring Strategy: This is my daughter’s favorite ride so we ride it every time we go to the Magic Kingdom. We either make it onto the ride as soon as the park opens (remember we try to get to the Magic Kingdom at least 45 minutes before it opens) or we use Fastpass+. Usually though, we ride it first when the park opens and then later in the day with Fastpass+.
Secrets/Tips and Tricks:
- Just before you enter the nursery, your boat is dusted with Pixie Dust so that it can fly.
- Peter Pan’s shadow can be found in the nursery.
- As your boat goes through the window of the nursery, look to your right and you will spot Tinker Bell.
- Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, John and Michael’s shadows appear on the moon.
- When you see the mermaids, look for the one that resembles Ariel.
- When you see Wendy on the plank, look up to see Hook and Peter Pan sword fighting.
- After the pirates are defeated, look for Tink flying around celebrating.
- Outside the attraction look for the barrels that read “Lost Boys Fire Brigade.”
The queue to Peter Pan’s Flight is now interactive. They removed the bathrooms that were originally by the queue and remodeled the space to bring the majority of the Peter Pan queue indoors and bring an interactive experience to the guests. While the line is no shorter than it was before the new queue, it does make waiting in line more entertaining.
In the new queue, you enter into the story of “Peter Pan.” You’ll first be greeted by amazing and vibrant pictures from the story, followed by portraits of the Darling family including one of Nana. Next, you’ll find yourself in the courtyard outside the Darling home where you can see Mr. and Mrs. Darling in the window. Eventually, you will find yourself in the nursery of the Darling children. You’ll pass by John, Michael and Wendy’s beds along with their personal belongings and treasures. Tinker Bell is already in the nursery (can you spot her?) and is busy exploring and creating mischief as she goes. Peter Pan’s shadow flies around the room and you’ll be able to play with your own shadow (and it just might change shape on you). Look for the calendar on the wall with the date of December 27, 1904 circled. 1904 is the year that the “Peter Pan” novel was written and December 27th is the date the play opened at the Duke of York’s Theater in London.
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