Peter Pan’s Flight Originally Opened to Guests Without a Major Character

in Disneyland Resort, Walt Disney World

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Peter Pan’s Flight is a popular Disney attraction located at several Disney Parks around the world, but did you know that the ride originally did not feature Peter Pan?

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Related: See What Peter Pan’s Flight Looks Like With the Lights On

The Mouselets shared in a recent TikTok video that Peter Pan’s Flight did not feature Peter Pan when it first opened! The reasoning is because Disney wanted Guests to feel as though they were Peter Pan, seeing Neverland through his eyes; however, this did not get a lot of attention from Guests as they wanted to actually see Peter Pan along with the other characters.

Disney decided to add Peter Pan into the ride at a later day, which clearly helps to draw Guests in each and every day as this ride always has a long wait time at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

You can check out the full video below:

 

 

More on Peter Pan’s Flight at the Disney Parks

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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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