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DLP at 25 – Peter Pan’s Flight

Hey there hi there ho there, it’s a Disney kind of day!

I don’t know why I’m quoting Dancin’ for Peter Pan’s Flight, but I often think of lots of fun and laughter that comes out of a journey to Neverland. It’s a world rich in imagination and adventure, and Peter Pan’s Flight is the perfect attraction to bring all that to Fantasyland. And it shows because it is one of the most popular attractions in the whole park. 

Boarding the pirate ship, we start off in Edwardian England and the Darling household. With quite a lot of Tinkerbell’s pixie dust,  the ships fly us through and above 13 different scenes, allowing us to immerse ourselves into the world of Peter Pan – helped along by “You Can Fly” playing in the background. 

Having re-opened in July 2016 after a six month restoration, the attraction is brigher and more magical than ever before.  

Re-Imagined Peter Pan’s Flight

To help springle some Disney magic, Paris Imagineers brought in specialists in black lighting and LEDs from Walt Disney World and Disneyland. 

From what I’ve seen from pictures and the video, it looks even more spectacular and I wouldn’t be surprised if it is even more popular than before.

I can’t personally pick out what I particularly love about Peter Pan’s Flight because I love it all – the story, the flying over London and Neverland, everything. If I had to pick something out it would be the detailing because in keeping with the whole feel of Fantasyland, it is really precise and authentic to the times and the film. Imagineers even bought props from London flea markets that they could add to the scenes. Although some had to be modified to fit in with the attraction’s aesthetic, they add to the general storytelling and I couldn’t imagine Peter Pan without them. 

Secondly, it is one of the only Fantasyland attractions that uses FastPass – a godsend on really busy days. Even then, if you are staying at a Disney hotel, it is best experiencing this attraction during Extra Magic Hours when you can go into the park before other guests start arriving. 

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Fun Facts:

On one ride test the Imagineers were stuck above London for ages, not able to get down as no emergency ladder had yet to be installed!

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Hope you enjoyed this flight to Neverland! 

Thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!
xx

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