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Peter Pan’s Flight grounded for Six Week Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom

The high-flying adventure at Walt Disney World, Peter Pan’s Flight is now closed for a multi-week refurbishment.

Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom

Peter Pan’s Flight, the near opening day attraction at Magic Kingdom, (it opened two days after the park's grand opening on October 3, 1971) has been closed for refurbishment.

The classic Fantasyland dark ride closed on July 8, and is currently scehduled to be closed for 6-weeks, with a reopening date of August 21.

Walt Disney World have not given an official reason for the refurbshmhment, but the comoany filed permits back in May for the installation of set elements.

There is speculation that the refurbishment could see changes to the scenes featuring Native Americans, due to negative depictions within the attraction.

The attraction in Magic Kingdom 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.

Peter Pan’s Flight grounded for 6-Week Refurbishment at Magic Kingdom

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