Impressive Peter Pan’s Flight interactive queue debuts dazzling pixie dust at Walt Disney World

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Peter Pans Flight

In 2014, Walt Disney World opened a new area of Peter Pan’s Flight, taking guests waiting in line through the bedrooms of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling. While fun to pass through, these new queue rooms were destined for much more Disney magic, as revealed a few months later in January 2015.

The Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland attraction got a hefty sprinkling of pixie dust as guests were given the ability to interact with impressive new effects in the ride queue.

Peter Pans Flight

Following Peter Pan’s lead, guests’ shadows appear on one wall, enhanced with fluttering butterflies that will perch on fingertips, dangling bells that can be rung, and even character costumes that can be “worn,” including that of Captain Hook.

Guests can also release Tinker Bell from being trapped in a lantern, sending her flying around the room, making props come alive, moving, shaking, and lighting up as she passes through.

There’s so much variety in these effects that guests could easily stand there entertained for at least half an hour, a fantastic new way to pass the time while in one of the most consistently long lines in the park. Highlights of these interactions and effects can be seen in the video below.

VIDEO: Interactive Peter Pan’s Flight queue with Tinker Bell, shadow effects at Walt Disney World

Peter Pans Flight

The interactive queue for Peter Pan’s Flight is part of a series of additions aimed at making guests’ time spent in line at Walt Disney World more enjoyable. Space Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain, and The Haunted Mansion are just a few of the classic attractions that have received this treatment in recent years. And the shadow effects in Peter Pan’s Flight seem to be an evolution of the technology behind the animated Hitchhiking Ghosts added to the finale of The Haunted Mansion in 2011, which also interact with guests’ own images in real-time.

Disney’s Imagineers continue to push the limits of technology to create new magic and their achievements in the queue of Peter Pan’s Flight are among the most impressive. The effects are simple, but incredibly effective and will no doubt entertain thousands of guests every day for many years to come.

You can reserve a FastPass+ for Peter Pan’s Flight, but you may not want to miss out on the pixie dust-powered interactive fun in the ride queue.

7 Comments

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    Jessica

    Is this permanently open to guests now? I tried to go see it a few months ago, but they had closed it again to add more.

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    Jeannie

    Thanks for sharing that make you want to wait on line

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    Chaz

    Ugh. I want to say that I hope this comes to Disneyland, but I can’t imagine how given how microscopic the queue is.

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    Leighton

    60 days and i’ll be standing in that line…. we always avoid PPF but now i cant wait to try out the line!

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    Alex

    The tinkerbell / pixie dust effects are amazing and beautiful. They really did a good job on this.

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    dashboardcowman

    Wife says we need to go back now. 🙂 Love what they are doing with the queues. I was actually a little upset the lines were so long (120+) over Christmas and we had to use the fastpasses at the Mine Train. I wanted to see the queue.

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    Gene

    I was there just yesterday it’s awesome. The queue is now almost as good as the ride

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