Peter Pan’s Flight

Peter Pan's Flight

You can fly; you can fly; you can fly!  Indeed, on Peter Pan’s Flight, guests can fly over detailed dioramas in the company of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Darling children.

Ride Information Restrictions Location Fun Facts Top 5 Tips

Ride Information

Opening Day: October 1, 1971

Type of Ride: Mild adventure

Age Recommendation: All ages

Duration of Ride: 3 minutes

Typical Queue Time: Long; often upwards of one hour, even on slower days

Single Rider Line: No

Chicken Exit Available: No

Baby Swap Available: No

Type of Vehicle: Suspended pirate ship

Type of Restraint: Lap bar

Attraction Open During EMH: Yes; both morning and evening. See our Extra Magic Hours page for more information.

Ride Photo Available For Purchase: No

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Ride Restrictions

Height Requirements: None. Guests must be ambulatory

Flash Photography or Video Allowed: No


Park Map of Magic Kingdom:


Other Rides/Attractions In the Area:

This attraction is located in the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland.

Shopping: Located adjacent to Peter Pan’s Flight, “Fantasy Faire” offers a wide selection of souvenirs.

Dining/Refreshment: Several restaurants of varying styles and offerings are situated near Peter Pan’s Flight. Guests seeking a counter service lunch or dinner can dine at Columbia Harbour House in adjacent Liberty Square or at Pinocchio Village Haus in Fantasyland. The former establishment specializes in seafood, while the latter restaurant serves Italian dishes. The extremely popular Be Our Guest Restaurant is also a counter service establishment during lunch hours; upscale sandwiches, soups, and salads dominate the menu. If your party would rather have a full service meal in Fantasyland, be sure to make an ADR up to 180 days in advance for all meals at Be Our Guest Restaurant and Cinderella’s Royal Table. Even though Be Our Guest Restaurant is a counter service restaurant at lunch and a hybrid at breakfast, ADRs are recommended.

Restroom: Facilities themed after Tangled (2010) are situated across from Peter Pan’s Flight in Fantasyland.

Smoking Location: Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas only. Disney parks are smoke free.

Peter Pan’s Flight Fun Facts

Did you know?

  • Peter Pan’s Flight is one of 14 attractions remaining in some form from the Magic Kingdom’s opening day, October 1, 1971. The others are “Cinderella’s Golden Carrousel” (now Prince Charming Regal Carrousel), Country Bear Jamboree, “Dumbo the Flying Elephant,” “Frontierland Shootin’ Arcade,” Hall of Presidents, Haunted Mansion, It’s a Small World, Jungle Cruise, “Mad Tea Party,”  Swiss Family Treehouse, Tropical Serenade (now Enchanted Tiki Room), Grand Prix Raceway (now Tomorrowland Speedway), and “Walt Disney World Railroad.”
  • Peter Pan’s Flight is among six current Magic Kingdom attractions to have debuted in corresponding designs with both Disneyland Park and the Magic Kingdom, on July 17, 1955 and October 1, 1971, respectively. The others are the Carrousel, the Speedway (Autopia at Disneyland), Jungle Cruise, Mad Tea Party, and the Railroad.
  • Peter Pan’s Flight is named and themed after Disney’s 1953 film Peter Pan.
  • On Peter Pan’s Flight, guests ride in suspended pirate ships over scenes from Peter Pan.
  • Though a mermaid in the attraction looks like Ariel from The Little Mermaid (1989), said mermaid was actually in Peter Pan.
  • Between late 2014 and early 2015, a new indoor, interactive queue for Peter Pan’s Flight opened in space previously occupied by the main Fantasyland restrooms. This queue is set in the Darling family’s home and incorporates shadow effects and lots of Pixie Dust from Tinker Bell.
  • A calendar in the queue has the date December 27, 1904 circled, a reference to the day when the original Peter Pan play by James Barrie commenced performances in London.
  • The volcano in the attraction creates its flow via aluminum foil. The effects are rudimentary, but they work.
  • Versions of Peter Pan’s Flight are situated overseas at the Disneyland parks in Tokyo and Paris.

Hidden Mickeys:

A Hidden Mickey can be found near Nana’s doghouse as the ship departs the Darling’s house. Another Hidden Mickey is embedded in the moon during the London scene.
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Top Tips for Peter Pan’s Flight

  • Enjoy the details in both the interactive queue and the attraction proper.
  • Though guests must be ambulatory to ride Peter Pan’s Flight, wheelchairs are permitted in the queue.
  • Look for Hidden Mickeys.
  • Consider watching Peter Pan before your trip to enhance your appreciation of the attraction.