Peter Pan’s Flight is a popular Disney attraction located at several different Disney Parks around the world. In fact, a version of the ride can be found at five out of the six parks — Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, and Disneyland Paris in France, Shanghai Disneyland in China and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan.
But have you ever wondered what this dark ride may look like with the lights on? Or what happens if the attraction breaks down while you are riding? Well, thanks to some YouTube videos, we can now see what the ride looks like when it is not operating correctly at four of the five Disney Parks!
Warning — Here at Inside the Magic, our goal is not to ruin the magic for our readers. Instead, we really wanted to share with you how Peter Pan’s Flight is so different when experienced in a different “light” — pun intended.
Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World
In December 2020, the McCormack family was riding Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World when the attraction suddenly came to a stop. The lights came on and they had to evacuate the ride.
Check out the video they shared to YouTube below!
Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland Park, Disneyland Resort
In 2015, YouTuber Ben Hodge shared a video that shows the Disneyland version of Peter Pan’s Flight with the lights on. A similar incident occurred where the attraction had broken down and Guests were stuck in ride vehicles for several minutes.
The video ended after a few moments, so we do not see anyone get escorted off, but we can see the animatronics moving without sound — Check out the video below!
Peter Pan’s Flight at Disneyland Park, Disneyland Paris
In 2019, RH Tube shared a video to their YouTube channel showing the Disneyland Paris version of Peter Pan’s Flight broken down. Approximately one minute into the video, you can see the ride come to a stop, the lights come on, and a Cast Member making an announcement over the loudspeaker.
Check out the video below:
Peter Pan’s Flight at Shanghai Disneyland
In 2018, YouTube user wellymizzle shared a video of the Shanghai Disneyland version of Peter Pan’s Flight breaking down. Similar to the other videos, the lights come on and Guests have to be escorted off of the attraction.
Check out the video here:
More on Peter Pan’s Flight at the Disney Parks
Peter Pan’s Flight is a popular Disney attraction located at several different Disney Parks around the world — including Walt Disney World in Florida, Disneyland in California, Disneyland Paris in France, Shanghai Disneyland in China and Tokyo Disneyland in Japan.
In case you have never ridden the attraction, it actually brings Guests into the story of the animated classic, Peter Pan. The official description of the Disney World version reads:
Board your pirate galleon and follow Peter Pan as he beckons you to join him on the flight of a lifetime. Wave goodbye to Nana and join the Darling children on a gentle cruise over London, where Big Ben and Tower Bridge light up the night sky.
Descend into Never Land between glowing volcanoes and sparkling waterfalls. As you swoop into Pirate’s Cove, there’s danger ahead!
Can Peter Pan defeat the dastardly Captain Hook and return his young companions safely to London? Or will someone meet an untimely end… in the jaws of a ticking crocodile?
Your journey begins in a delightful interactive queue that invites you into the Darling home. Stroll through the nursery where Michael, Wendy and John sleep—and where Tinker Bell is already causing mischief. Watch as your shadow comes to life on the wall!
The attraction is inspired by Walt Disney’s 1953 animated classic, Peter Pan, which in turn was based on J.M. Barrie’s play and book of the same name about a 12-year old boy who refuses to grow up.
Located in Fantasyland, Peter Pan’s Flight is modeled after the classic ride at the Disneyland Resort in Southern California—one of the few remaining attractions that was operational on opening day in 1955.
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