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“What a exciting place to visit.”
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 September 6, 2013

What a surprise that this place exists....Wow a trip back in Flight Fantasy. If you like Airplanes. OMG this place will flip you out....So much to do and see..(a lot of hands) .See The WASP and Carrier Deck of the Corsair. See Rosie the show is a Riveting Experience. See how rivet saved the world...You can even board the B17 Flying Fortress. A Air show .Fun with flight room....you can fly a air ballon.....And then end you day with a great orange/vanilla ice cream cone....This attraction is a BIG WOW.....great for all ages to see and a lot of memories of good old days. It is a well worth trip....They have about 4 or 5 large hangers filled with memories....

Thank USACarol18
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Reviewed August 29, 2013

I visited on 29 August with my 7 year old son who was not too keen, having been dragged through several previous aircraft museums in the UK.
What a refreshing change this was. The main field has authentic Art Deco style buildings and hangars with a wide range of aircraft from the standard to the extremely rarel. There were numerous interactive displays, cockpit sections available to enter, engines, cars, a real mix and match dating from around 1914 to 1950. There was a team of friendly, knowledgable and attentive staff on hand who clearly had a passion for their work.
There was a tram ride that took in the engine shed with over 300 aero engines in store, the live aircraft hangar across the field and also a pass of the restoration hangars.
There was a tram that took us to the storage facility where, without barriers we were able to rummage amongst a B17, B29, Catalina, P38, Kawasaki tony, A Zero, Dauntless, Tu2, Duck, Meteor, Swordfish, literally dozens of aircraft, components, engines and similar. I was in aircraft heaven.
We asked about the possibility of a visit to the aircraft restoration hangars and were told that there was none scheduled. 20 minutes later we were told that due to demand, one was now to take place. Fantastic customer service.
There was a restaurant, loosely styled on the 1920's serving burger type food of good quality and very good prices. Kermit Weekes, the owner was even having lunch.
Mr Weekes , in the afternoon demonstrated an aircraft and then gave a brief talk before answering questions, posing for photographs and then signing books. Simply nothing appeared too much trouble.
I have visited all major aircraft museums in the UK and many of the smaller ones. I have never seen a museum on this scale that was so helpful, accommodating or so downright nice in their approach to their visitors.
Special thanks to Garry, who was the perfect host and also facilitated the restoration hangar visit, Joseph who gave a superb aircraft engine tour, detailing development through rotary to radial and inline to gas turbine in lay mans language and finally to Mr Weekes who makes it all possible. Rating... 11/10! My son, Matt is now an aviation fan.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

Stopped here for half a day on the drive between Orlando and the gulf coat. It was actually a much better attraction than we expected although quite pricey for the length of time that we spent there. We could have stayed longer but I'm not sure that there would have been a great deal more for us to do or see.

The exhibits were good and my son enjoyed the world war exhibits and the simulators in the main attraction and the kids area. If there was a downside it would be the introduction to the flying demo which was quite a lengthy speech in the middle of the day with little shade or seating, which made it quite uncomfortable. The fly past was good though as was the opportunity to take photo's afterwards. The staff were friendly and fun in their 'period' outfits as they did the tours - a nice touch.

The food in the restaurant was good as was the service and reasonably priced, though seating was limited.

Thank sams29
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

We thought that we would stop at this attraction for a couple of hours but instead we spent the day! When it was time to leave we felt as if we had not seen everything so we upgraded our admission to an annual pass in order to revisit the things that felt rushed. Kermit Weeks' aviation collection is amazing and displayed beautifully in the hangers. The planes are not just "a pretty face," but actually can be flown. Each afternoon one of the planes is flown as an aerial demonstration with commentary on the ground telling the spectators what they are seeing. The day we were there the demonstration was in a Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann (Best Man) which is a two-seater, single-engine trainer aircraft extensively used by the Luftwaffe in World War II.

We took a tram tour of the facilities and were transported to the Golden Hill hangar by trolley. The Compass Rose Cafe had delicious food in a nostalgic setting. It was a great day and we are looking forward to our next visit. There is an interactive activity room for children. This is a super place for adults and children alike.

Be sure to check the days of operation before you go.

1  Thank Susan T
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Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you have always had that bug about building WWII P-51s or P-47s. If you loved 12 O'Clock High or Black Sheep Squadron and Leathernecks or Red Tails then this is the place for you. If you have been an aviation bug, all your life, don't miss this. One of the largest private airplane collections on the planet. History up close and personal! Is it great for kids? Naw stick to Disney or Legoland for them but, when grandpa and dad want a little distraction for an afternoon other than hitting the links, you absolutely cannot beat this place. Kermit Weeks, the owner, is a little eccentric but thank God he chooses to share his eccentricity and hobby with anyone willing to pay a couple of bucks. I understand he has a waiting list of mechanics just chomping at the bit to come in an help on a rebuild of another plane he finds. If I had the skills, I be in the waiting list myself.

Thank Kurt B
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