I love looking at old photos of our parks that were taken in the 1980s. They always remind me of my first few trips to the Walt Disney World Resort, and the fun my mom and I had exploring our parks during those vacations.
I’ve been saving this batch of Delta Dreamflight photos to share on this occasion – the anniversary of the attraction’s first flight, which launched June 26, 1989.
At Delta Dreamflight, families boarded Omnimovers and embarked on a journey through the history of aviation: from cropdusting and parachuting, to gliding aboard modern jetliners.
The attraction also featured visions of the aircrafts of the future. Who could forget this scene of what the airline dining would look like in years to come? (The pilot in the back corner always looked a little too real to me!).
The various attractions that have held this space at Magic Kingdom Park have been dedicated to exploring the wonder of flight for years. The first such attraction was If You Had Wings, which opened in 1972, then If You Could Fly, in 1987. Delta Dreamflight became Take Flight in 1996, and the area is currently occupied by Buzz Lightyear Space Ranger Spin. Anyone who is a fan of “Toy Story” knows that at the end of the first film in the series, Buzz did indeed learn to fly. Okay, he had a little help from a rocket, but that still counts, right?