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Review of Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Polk City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Central Florida's premier aviation attraction. More than 100 rare vintage aircraft, themed immersion experiences, flight simulators, interactive exhibits, tram tour of aircraft maintenance areas, restoration and back lot tours and daily aerial demonstration (weather permitting). Audio tours, Biplane Rides are also available. Wing WalkAir A thrilling outdoor attraction featuring a 600-foot zip line suspended four stories above water and a three-level ropes course complete with 33 midair challenges to be performed while tethered to an overhead line at heights of up to 45 feet.
Reviewed March 7, 2013

I have had a return visit, several years since my last visit and found the newly opened public access to the storage facility to be really interesting. This area is where all the parts and aircraft in need of restoration are kept and it is amazing what you can find, even a Fairy Swordfish and a Mitsubishi Zero are in there in bits.

It was a cold and windy day but still managed to keep me interested for the full three and a half hours. Definitely worth a visit for anyone with an interest in older aircraft.

Thank Paul H
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Museum and flying attraction situated just outside Orlando...but the exhibits here are Real ! so when you are tired of the Disney / Universal attractions head west on the I-4 to Polk City and visit Kermit Week's Fantasy of Flight. Hangars full of historic and varied aircraft from all over the World and they have just the right amount of information which explains each aircraft. Just to choose one,the Shorts Sunderland is just fantastic. Buggy train rides to the maintenance Hangar and tours round the restoration shops where the Engineers do their magic. Do not miss a trip over to the storage area... ( Golden Hill ) where there is a Treasure Trove of aircraft and parts awaiting restoration and display... B-29, B-17 Glouster Meteor, several Russian and Japanese , hundreds of Engines and parts, even a Historic Wind Tunnel. You are allowed to just wander around these and take it all in ! can't think of anywhere else in the world where you can do this ..it was just jaw dropping ! Helpful employees are there to answer questions if you want.
Interactive displays are also dotted about along with a "Kids Zone" for discovery of all thing aviation.....the Hot air Balloon simulator is good fun!
Good restaurant and gift shop on site, all housed in a very well designed "Art Deco " style building.

5 stars !

Thank cirrusvfr
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I expected a quaint exhibit with a couple of beat-up planes, but I was completely blown away by this attraction. The WWI and WWII exhibits were done at a very high level. They had a huge variety of aircraft, from restored models to those on their way to being restored. Price seemed high initially, but was well worth it. They spared no expense. The staff was so friendly and knowledgable. Went out of their way to be friendly to my 2 year old son. Will definitely be back the next time we're in central Florida. Need more than 4 hours to enjoy properly. Lots of good photos.

Thank JPMato
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Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Fantasy of Flight is a living museum of America's aviation history. There is something very special about being able to see the aircraft that America's greatest generation flew in their quest to save the world. As a teacher of American History, a day at Fantasy of flight brought out details in the life of combat operations that I had never really considered. Well worth the time and money.

Thank USHistoryTeacher
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Before heading back to Europe, we looked for a nice airplane museum that was open in this time of the year and not too far away from Orlando Airport (Pensacola was too far ...)

Plenty of space in the restaurant which was fully made in a WW II atmosphere. The rest of the museum as well, but the most impressive is the collection of airplanes. Each day one of them is taken out for a flight; there is a runway next to the museum so everything is in sight.

The guided tour showed us one of the most impressive stocks of spare engines in the world, and the facilities where they restore the planes in 'better than new' shape.

For an airplane enthusiast, take 4 to 5 hrs :-)

Thank Filip T
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