Welcome to Peter Pan’s Flight, where you can board a flying pirate ship, sail over the London skyline and make your way to Neverland, to fight the evil Captain Hook and save the Darling children! What an exciting ride, which is why it often has the longest waits of any attraction at Disneyland.

This classic dark ride is a must-do for any first time visitor, and is the gold-standard for every storybook attraction in the world. Unlike attractions like Pinocchio’s Daring Journey or Under the Sea: Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Peter Pan’s Flight doesn’t recount the plot of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (1953) like a book report. It takes the imagery, music and sense of wonder from the film and uses it to create its own unique experience that is separate and distinct from the film. Everyone who’s been to Disneyland can remember what it’s like to fly over London with Peter Pan for the first time. That’s the power of a true classic.

When to ride Peter Pan’s Flight?
Peter Pan’s Flight always has one of the longest lines at the park. With no Lightning Lane option, many guests will ride this attraction as the first attraction when Disneyland opens in the morning. Disney hotel guests have access to Peter Pan’s Flight 30 minutes before the park opens for the day. Because of this, guests visiting for the day are almost guaranteed to wait for at least 20 – 40 minutes when the park opens if they rope drop Peter Pan’s Flight.

While some websites suggest riding Peter Pan’s Flight first thing in the morning, this may not be the most efficient use of time for those who are not staying at a Disney hotel and are not towards the front of the line. The line for this attraction can quickly become backed up, and it is possible to ride 3-4 other attractions, such as Alice in Wonderland, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Storybook Land Canal Boats, in the same amount of time it would take to wait for Peter Pan’s Flight. The wait time for this attraction usually hovers around 40 minutes throughout the day, so if you want to experience it, it may be better to set aside an hour in the afternoon when wait times are typically longer for all attractions. Rope dropping an already busy ride is not the best use of your early morning hours at Disneyland.

If you have a “Multiple Experiences” pass from your Lightning Lane and it includes Peter Pan’s Flight, this would be a great use of this pass! Not all Multiple Experience passes allow you to redeem it at Peter Pan’s Flight, so check eligibility in the Disneyland App.

Peter Pan’s Flight closes thirty minutes before the castle fireworks show, due to the proximity of the pyrotechnics. The attraction reopens shortly after the nighttime spectacular is over.

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