Fantasy of Flight Open Scaled-Down Museum
POLK CITY, FL (January 29, 2015) – Fantasy of Flight owner, Kermit Weeks, announced today the opening of a scaled-down museum on Friday, January 30th. “We want to allow the aircraft-loving public the opportunity to reconnect while we continue to create and design the next iteration (Act III) of the Fantasy of Flight attraction. While there won’t be a restaurant, restoration tours, aircraft-of-the-day, ropes course or immersion environments,” Weeks said, “for the plane enthusiast there will be as many planes as we can comfortably put on display.”
Housed inside the now closed attraction’s former Maintenance Hangar, guests will be able to get up close and personal with some of their favorites including the 1944 B-24J Liberator, 1945 North American P-51D Mustang and 1945 Grumman Duck. Waldo Wrights Flying Service will also be back offering bi-plane rides for an additional fee. The museum will be open 11am to 3pm, Friday through Sunday seasonally beginning January 30th – April 26th, June 19th – August 2nd and November 20th – April 10, 2016. The museum will be closed on April 11, 2015 for a private event. Operating hours and dates are subject to change, so please call to verify before visiting
Fantasy of Flight is located just off Interstate 4 (exit 44) between Tampa and Orlando at 1400 Broadway Blvd. SE. Polk City, FL 33868. General Admission rates are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 55 and over, and $8 for children ages 6-12. Children 5 and under are admitted free.