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Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:18 pm

Hello all, a few days ago one of the officers at the police department I work for was telling me several years ago their was a Delta Air Lines ride at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Does anyone know this for sure, or have any details?

Thanks!

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:50 pm

Disney World is in Orlando, right????



Anyway I cant say if there was a DL ride, but according to a Simpsons episode there was an eastern airlines ride. They were going to take over the world. Big grin Big grin Big grin Big grin  Smile Big grin
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Sun Mar 28, 2004 10:55 pm

NO, Disney World is not in Orlando. Disney World sits about 13-15 miles from downtown Orlando. Disney sits in Osceola County in the city of Lake Buena Vista, where Orlando is in Orange County.

Hmmmm, I havent seen the Simpsons episode about an Eastern Airlines ride. Sounds interesting.

CYA

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Sun Mar 28, 2004 11:35 pm

DL sponsored a ride called 'Dreamflight.' It was eliminated a few years ago, but DL hadn't anything to do with it for years. It was previously sponsored by EA and named 'If You Had Wings" (different ride, of course). It's now the Buzzlightyear ride.
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 1:11 am

I did not know about what happening with DL rides was make eliminated a few years ago and will think something else with the new rides into the future?
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:16 am

I don't remember such a ride in Orlando but on a related airline-sponsored ride theme, does anyone remember the "Tour of the Universe" at the CN Tower in Toronto? It was some cheezy thing where you take a fake elevator supposedley 1500ft down and then get launched on a spaceship to Jupiter. It was actually sponsored by Canadian Airlines and the ride was treated like a CP "flight".
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:23 am

At Sea World San Diego the rotating panoramic tower (call it how you want) used to be sponsored by Southwest airlines. I don't know if it's still the case.
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:26 am

Here is a link: http://www.solarius.com/dvp/wdw/dreamflight.htm

I remember going on this ride a few times...nice way to take a break in the middle of the day.

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 2:47 am

Yes, it was my favorite ride at Disney! When you walked in to the entrance, there was a huge Delta cockpit-fuselage part. While you waited in line, they had pictures of some of their nice destinations on the wall. It was great, you'd sit down, it go around on a little track, very fun. The best parts are when you went through the cabin of an old Delta aircraft, and you see a man eating a nice dinner in his seat, another great part is when you'd ascend towards a light that shined at you, it felt as if you were going to heaven! Oh man, I totally forgot about the ride, now I totally remember it!

 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 3:41 am

IIRC, that Delta fuselage was actually an L-1011 mockup, used in the movie "Passenger 57"...Delta picked it up, painted it in their livery...it now sits in the old Delta hangar at ATL, right near their DC-3 and other museum stuff...full cockpit too!

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:17 am

I know there was the front end of a Delta fuselage at the MGM Studios on their backlot tour...it was in the building where they have all the costumes. Alas, when I went on it last year (after a 4 year absence), it was gone...it was a wide-body though.

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 4:51 am

I remember that ride! It was worked by several of the more surely Disney employees, just to give it that real Delta Airlines feel. Often, the ride would be delayed for an hour or so without any explanation.
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Mon Mar 29, 2004 5:59 am

Yeah, I remember when it was Eastern's 'If You Had wings' ride in the mid-seventies - it was pretty trippy. Weren't they the official airline of Disneyworld? There was one part where you went through a huge circular room (maybe a 100 feet in diameter) that had a 360-degree movie with birds flying - and at the exit there was a giant (well, seemed at the time) Eastern L-10-11 on the wall. It was part of Tomorrowland, wasn't it?

I guess Delta took it over after Eastern's demise - never knew that, then again...haven't been since 1976.
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:34 am

That was my favorite ride there (for obvious reasons)...funny how I didn't notice it until we were there in 1996 (and had gone the previous 3 straight years). I thought it was cool, especially how they had a jetway leading you into a "plane" (I always believed that the door on the left at the end of the jetway had a full cockpit) & the part towards the end where you were "sucked" into a jet engine. I also remember a mock-up Delta ticket counter at the end of the ride parallel to the ride's track...something the website didn't mention. Went back in 1998 & the ride was gone...I was disappointed.

On a related note, does anyone remember the Delta L-1011 model at the end of EPCOT's Spaceship Earth ride? If I remember right, there's an area between the end of the ride & when you go outside....it was a big model hanging from the ceiling just as you got off.

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 8:53 am

Southwest stills sponsors the skytower ride at Sea World in San Diego...before that it was sponsored by PSA.
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:39 am

I vaguely remember going on the DL ride at Disney sometime in the early to mid 90s...

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:54 am


Ahhhh, I remember that ride. Naturally it was a hit with me. My favorite part was "boarding" thru the front of the L-1011 and then the big engine that you rode into. Loved that smokey engine effect  Smile

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:54 am

We went to Disney World in 1996 but I didn't know about a Delta ride. My favorite was the Star Tours ride.

I remember seeing the L-1011 cutaway fuselage but it was in with the other movie props, as noted.
 
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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 1:56 pm

I still remember the song that was played along with the ride. Can't remember the lyrics but I remember the tune perfectly.

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RE: Delta Air Lines Ride At Disney?

Tue Mar 30, 2004 2:55 pm

Hey guys, Thanks for all the info! I wish I would of been able to go on it before it went down.

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