PHOTOS - Exterior refurbishment at Peter Pan's Flight in the Magic Kingdom

Feb 18, 2021 in "Peter Pan's Flight"

Peter Pan's Flight exterior refurbishment
Posted: Thursday February 18, 2021 9:42am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Peter Pan's Flight at the Magic Kingdom is currently under exterior refurbishment.

Scrims are so far in place over the side of the building facing the Tangled restroom area, but are not yet the photographic scrims that we typically see. Despite the heavy exterior scrim work, the ride is operating as normal.

This area has already seen 'it's a small world' receive an exterior refresh ahead of the Magic Kingdom's 50th anniversary later this year.

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Sharon&SusanAug 06, 2021

Seems like I forgot about the Disney Store figures glued on to the tent exteriors and the theater show randomly being designed like it was meant for Toontown in '55 Fantasyland.

LittleBufordAug 06, 2021

I’ve never said everything in the parks is sacrosanct; I have no issue with things being changed and improved. I just happen to really like the “legacy” Fantasyland aesthetic that WDW has maintained. It’s a matter of personal taste, and I don’t expect others to agree with me.

Inspired FigmentAug 06, 2021

Very true, but in this instance, in my view, the tents simply add something unique to WDW that are not at DL and it keeps a little more of the ‘Walt’ in Walt Disney World that more & more has seemed to be dissipating from WDW in recent years. And while yeah, true these costumes certainly are a piece of history. They were tastefully updated over time to simply be more accurate/consistent to their original animated selves rather than the latter. Even Walt wasn’t happy with those costumes.

DisneyGentlemanV2.0Aug 06, 2021

And so were these (at least on the left coast)

LittleBufordAug 06, 2021

The tents are part of the park’s history; I for one would be sad to lose them.

DisneyGentlemanV2.0Aug 05, 2021

Once upon a time vs. once upon a dollar.

JabbasJul 27, 2021

Disneyland’s fantasyland reminds me of the series once upon a time as far as the buildings go where as ours kind of looks like a Carnival. Lol.

Inspired FigmentJul 27, 2021

Tbh, I think it makes WDW all the more unique from DL now.. a bit of a leftover of classic pre-‘83 DL Fantasyland if you will. I like it. You have a bit of classic Fantasyland on one side with the new stuff on the other side.

MagicHappens1971Jul 27, 2021

They definitely could and should be, but it seems to the be that shipped has sailed for at least the near future. Here’s to a glimpse of what we could have (it’s nice to look)

Animaniac93-98Jul 26, 2021

It looks like the gold toppers for the canopies are the last pieces still missing.

James AlucobondJul 26, 2021

Too much else is in disarray at the moment for this to have ever been a priority for the 50th even in the most ideal of circumstances. Tomorrowland has been in dire need of attention for a while. The jousting tent facades, meanwhile, are perfectly fine. They could certainly be much more, but the park needs more capacity and a functioning Tomorrowland more desperately than it needs a prettier alley behind the castle.

BocabearJul 26, 2021

That should have happened for the 50th Not just brighter paint

jagiord1Jul 26, 2021

It's crazy to think that these tents exist in the same land as New Fantasyland. Say what you want about the attractions themselves, but that area is so beautiful. I'd really love for them to re-think the entire theming of the original Fantasyland, it could definitely be elevated.

wdwmagicJul 26, 2021

Refurbished sign returns to the main entrance of Peter Pan's Flight at the Magic Kingdom https://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/peter-pans-flight/news/26jul2021-refurbished-sign-returns-to-peter-pans-flight-at-the-magic-kingdom.htm