Anyone else feel the same way? I do like the ride. I just don’t think it’s worth an hour and a half wait.
Totally agree. Didn’t even ride it at all on our last trip.
I agree completely. I love the “classic” rides, and PP is one of the better “movie” rides in WDW, but there’s no way I’ll wait more than 15 or 20 min for it.
It’s an original ride so riding it gets you closer to Walt. As a result, it’s a must ride for many. It’s also a very slow loader so ride capacity is low. That combo makes for a long wait.
For us, I usually try to FP it once during our trip to check the box. It’s not a must do, but is one I like to revisit because of its history…
It’s what I would call a classic - low tech but for young kids, it’s magical. It’s popularity is in part because kids of all ages can ride.
The only time we ride is during EMM…other than that, we have no regrets skipping that one.
Peter Pan is popular for a few reasons.
- The “flying” moment is unique.
- It is accessible to families of ALL ages.
- As mentioned, it is a classic ride.
I love, love, love this ride. I loved it as a child, and when we went 8 years ago, I loved it again. I am super bummed that it won’t be open while we’re there! My whole family loves it (not as much as I do, of course), and my 6.5 yo who hasn’t been would’ve really loved it (he gets me).
Luckily — as is often the case — I have the correct opinion on this.
Peter Pan is a vastly over-rated ride that only has 90 minute lines because of herd mentality.
Winnie the Pooh is at least as good or, more likely, better and it’s easy to get day-of FPPs for it.
I propose a dance-off. Pretty sure Lost Boys win! (Though I also love WtP, so. . . )
I don’t know. Floating isn’t quite as fun as flying, IMO. (But, we do like the Winnie the Pooh ride probably about the same.) Part of that, for me, is that I like the Winnie the Pooh stories and movie better than Peter Pan.
That said, I’m not sure I think anything is worth a 90 minute wait. Isn’t that why we’re here?
The flight over London is good — and, actually, the line is pretty cool — but that’s it.
And it’s really hard to take on-ride photos on PP because of the lighting. @ryan1 is always pestering me to take on-ride photos.
It’s easy to get great photos on Winnie the Pooh.
What? That’s rubbish. You aren’t even in the shot!
Fascinating side note
Winnie the Pooh was written by A A Milne, who attended Trinity College, Cambridge. Which, by happy coincidence, is where I went to school.
The Wren Library at Trinity has the original manuscripts and drawings. They’re in one of the red-cloth covered cases on the right.
The library also has a First Folio Shakespeare and Newton’s own annotated copy of the Principia. But no-one really cares about those.
My computer holds the original manuscripts to Mindburst and Dream Pool, the first two novels (unpublished) I ever wrote. I am holding onto them in case, one day, I become famous, at which point I think they’ll be worth millions! I’m sure of it!
I’m with you. I like the ride, but I don’t think it’s worth over 15-20 minute wait and also don’t think it’s worth a FPP. I’d much rather not ride PP and instead use my FPP for the mountains.
We thought the same thing— but I remember thinking it was so cool as a kid.
I don’t know why lines get so long. It seems to be a quick loading ride which isn’t really long. If I’m going to do it, I’ll either FP or do it during EMH. Would never wait in SB.
We much prefer PP to WtP, but don’t ride it as often because it’s so hard to get a same day FP for it.