Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom

Peter Pan’s Flight is an original Magic Kingdom attraction located in Fantasyland at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Not only is this attraction original to the park, but it has maintained its popularity.

This article will go over details specific to Peter Pan’s Flight. We’ll look at Genie + options, the best time to ride Peter Pan, and a few other frequently asked questions about the attraction.

So get ready to take flight in your very own pirate ship, because we’re off to Neverland!

This article was updated on April 17, 2022.

Below is our quick reference chart for Peter Pan’s Flight.

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Disney Height Requirement:


Disney Genie+ Attraction


Ride Type:

Slow-Moving Ship

Seats Per Vehicle:

One row sits two to three guests.

Rider Switch:


Good For:


Scare Factor:


Must-Do List:

High Priority

Perfect For:

All Ages

Special Mention:

This attraction has held its popularity over the years. Wait times can be extremely high here.

Peter Pan’s Flight at Magic Kingdom

For most, Peter Pan’s Flight is a must-ride attraction during their Walt Disney World vacation. The ride is located in the original Fantasyland portion of Magic Kingdom.

It sits across the walkway from “it’s a small world”. This location tends to get overly crowded in the afternoon to early evening hours.

There is no height requirement to ride Peter Pan’s Flight.

Peter Pan’s Flight has had many updates over the years. The latest refurbishment added adorable interactive elements to the standby queue.

When you enter the interior portion of the queue, you are magically transported to the Darling’s house in London.

As you enter the nursery, you’ll see John, Wendy’s, and Michael’s beds. Tinkerbell shows up from time to time. Hopefully, you’ll see some of the pixie dust she leaves behind.

Eventually, you’ll make your way around to the loading area. Here you’ll step out onto a slow-moving conveyor belt and board a pirate ship.

Two to three guests can sit comfortably across the row. As you continue forward a cast member will sprinkle a little Pixie dust your way and the lap bar will magically lower.

Initially, you’ll set sail over England as you make your way off to Neverland.

While you might not think about it, the track for your ship is above you, and your pirate ship hangs from it. You’ll look down on different scenes of the ride with the concept of forced perspective, making you feel like you are in an airplane.

Don’t worry, you probably aren’t as high up as it seems.

Before long, you’ll find yourself by the Mermaid Lagoon.

And then witness Peter Pan,save Wendy and the boys from the terrible Captain Hook! It’s all smooth sailing from there.

Need to Know about Peter Pan’s Flight:

Expect long lines for Peter Pan’s Flight throughout the majority of the day. It is common for this attraction to have a one-hour wait time.

That’s a long time to wait. And since the queue was redone a few years back, many guests elect to ride Peter Pan’s Flight via the standby line to see it.

However, you can ride Peter Pan’s Flight with Genie+. You’ll have to purchase Genie+ for the day of your visit and select this ride as one your choices throughout the day.

You’ll then get a return time to ride Peter Pan’s Flight via the Lightning Lane entrance. However, you won’t get to see the queue elements when you elect to use the Lightning Lane.

Best Time to Ride:

Like most popular attractions, the best time to ride Peter Pan’s Flight is first thing in the morning or last in the evening. Wait times rise fairly early for this attraction and remain consistent throughout the day.

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I hope this article was helpful in planning Peter Pan’s Flight for your day at Magic Kingdom. The attraction offers plenty of nostalgia and it’s always fun to visit Neverland.

In the comments: Are you planning to ride Peter Pan’s Flight on your next visit to Magic Kingdom? Do you adore these classic attractions?

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