Peter Pan's Flight reviews
Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Peter Pan's Flight, a dark ride in Fantasyland at Disneyland.
Written by Brandon Mendoza
A whimsical two to three person suspended dark ride recreating the story, music, and characters of Walt Disney's animated version of Peter Pan, based on the classic Peter Pan Story.
One of the original rides from Disneyland's 1955 opening day. Only problem: there was no Audio-Animatronic of Peter Pan, and audiences were left wondering where he was.
The Florida version of the ride opened in 1971. While the overall theme and format of the ride was almost identical to the original in California, the Florida ride, would feature its characters in Audio-Animatronic style.
In 1982, Disneyland's Fantasyland was in a phase of major overhaul. Mr. Toad and Snow White's dark rides moved their respective loading areas (and partial murals) indoors, but the Peter Pan ride still featured a colorful mural, depicting the characters from the film. In 1983, an Audio-Animatronic Peter Pan was added to the ride.
Between Disneyland's and the Magic Kingdom's versions, the layout and theme is very similar, but they are not 100% carbon copies.
It's a nice ride but unfortunately lines are always long. A 45 minute wait seems to be the norm here and even on less busy days, this ride has one of the longer lines in the park. This ride also seems to be the shortest of the Fantasyland dark rides. Getting a bird's eye view of some of the scenes in Peter Pan is pretty interesting though. - Manny Barron
This is my favorite ride in the park. Well themed, tells the story, and a suspended ride is the perfect vehicle for Peter Pan. I really am a thrill seeker at heart so I think that should say something about how good this ride really is. (9/10) - Lexi R
I like this ride but the lines are always long - daniel reyes
one of the CLASSIC disneyland rides! very fun ride!! lines are always long for this ride...obviously cuz its soooo fun! - N O
Great dark ride! Really tells the story. Great scenes. Love the feeling of flying. - Erik Avila
Our kids ages 6 and 2 loved this ride. You must go right when the park opens to avoid the long lines. We went early and only waited about 15 minutes. - Melissa Corsaut
This ride is the highlight of any "magical" stay at Disneyland. The London and Neverland scenes create a unique environment that is totally worth the price you pay to actually get on the ride ($72 single day admission (2010) and at least 30-45min wait). Best ride in Fantasyland and holds its own with rides throughout the rest of the park. - Andy B
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