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Notice to Google+ users: We will shortly be shutting down this page as we close the attraction to the public. We will maintain our Facebook and Twitter accounts to keep you updated on our progress toward reopening, but Google+ and Instagram will be dark for a while. Please connect to us there:

http://www.facebook.com/fantasyofflight
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For those of you who may have missed it yesterday, Interstate 4 will be closed in Lakeland this weekend: westbound closed on Saturday, and eastbound closed on Sunday. 

So if you're coming to Fantasy of Flight, plan on a little extra travel time. See you soon!
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Who comes out on top? Find out at Mustangs & Mustangs on April 5! 
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Two weeks from today it's the SUN 'n FUN Splash In at Fantasy of Flight! Check out one of the biggest seaplane gatherings of the year!
April 3, 2014 Every spring Fantasy of Flight celebrates the “Extended Spring Break for Pilots” spirit by hosting the Sun ‘n Fun Splash-In on the sparkling waters of beautiful Lake Agnes. Details for the 2014…
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It's been great that so many people have been coming for one last visit before we close to the public on April 6. If you're making plans to do the same, we wanted to let you know that, due to a private event, we will be closed to the public on Thursday, March 20th and will resume normal operating hours Friday, March 21st.

If you're thinking about an event at Fantasy of Flight some time, check out the video!

http://youtu.be/7xv7LR61FaM
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Don't forget, there are two great opportunities left to see Fantasy of Flight in all it's glory, so mark your calendar:

Thursday, April 3 will be the Sun 'n Fun Splash-In seaplane extravaganza, and then on Saturday, April 5 will be Mustangs & Mustangs showcasing P-51s and Ford Mustangs from all eras. Don't miss either event!
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One week from today, this will be the view from the shore of Lake Agnes:
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It was another record crowd this weekend! Thank you to all who are coming out to see us before we close to the public.

Remember, we will be reopening a smaller museum attraction late this year (with a smaller price) so you can still see a few of the aircraft while we are working on the next iteration of Fantasy of Flight. But April 6 will be the last day you can see us "as is" so make your plans!
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The results are in and we've chosen our winners for the Tuskegee Airmen Essay Contest. Want to see what it takes to win? You can read the essays right here:
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Just a reminder that we will be closed for a private event this Thursday, the 20th. We will resume normal operations on Friday, March 21 through April 6 when the attraction will close to the public (for the time being).
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Was the Ford Mustang named after a horse or after the legendary P-51 fighter aircraft?
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Planning to fly-in to the Sun 'n Fun Splash-In here on April 3, you can get the approach map here:
http://www.sun-n-fun.org/flyin/splashin/locationsplash.aspx
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1400 Broadway Blvd SE Polk City, FL 33868
1400 Broadway Boulevard SoutheastUSFloridaPolk City33868
(863) 984-3500fantasyofflight.com
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Libardo Lambrano
2 months ago
This is one of the hidden treasuries in Orlando. In this museum you can find unique airplanes and helicopters that are difficult to find anywhere else. Most airplanes are functional which is another really unique feature of a museum of this kind. If you are lucky, a historic airplane may be flying on your visit. Great place to visit for young and adults. A lot of history in one place.
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Terry Vanicelli
6 months ago
An interesting collection of restored and recreated airplanes. Their collection of Gee Bee racers and other Golden Age racers is especially interesting. I saw presentations from Eddy and Bill; these guys definitely know their stuff and relate it well. The only fly in the ointment was the biplane rides. Three of us signed up for a spin in the 4-passenger New Standard airplane. When we showed up at the appointed time, we were told we would need to wait another hour as an hour-long flight in another plane was booked ahead of us. They only advertise a maximum 1/2 hour ride. They did not page us to tell us of the snafu. Lousy organization, bad customer service. We will not return.
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Rider Westerberg
2 months ago
Cool place but too expensive for what you get. Spend a little more and go to Fun Spot Orlando.
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Nichelle Inman
11 months ago
NOTHING! We drove 40 out of our way to seen it. Got there at 10am which is during their open time according to site. Both gates closed with a sign that said Seasonal Opening. What season were they waiting for?
Response from the owner - 11 months ago
Nichelle, we're sorry you went to any trouble. Can you tell us on what site you saw the hours, because our website and Facebook page both indicate our current status and hours. We would love to correct the information you saw if it is within our power to do so. We closed the main facility to the public in April of 2014. We then moved some aircraft across the runway to our former maintenance hangar to open a small interim museum attraction while we work on building the next iteration of the park. The interim museum will be open for the holiday season starting November 14 and is normally open Fri-Sun from 11-3.
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allen cline
7 months ago
Friday 05FE16. COMPLETE WASTE OF TIME.. I've looked forward to visiting Fantasy of Flight for years. What a let down. Only the "museum" is open with a few replica WW1 aircraft and an unrestored B25. Apparently "The Worlds Largest aircraft Collection" is inaccessible to the public in the banquet hanger. Luckily it was only $10 as a senior but I would not have wasted the time and money if I knew the interesting aircraft were not on display. This should be free admission for wasting people's time. Several other disgruntled guests in the lobby. This "attraction" is a ripoff as currently operated to the public visitors. Kermit, replicas are nice but they are just that,,,,replicas. Who cares? Why is the rest of the collection hidden away for the corporate events and parties? Spend your time driving to the Pennsacola Naval Air Museum if you want to see some airplanes for this collection is seen is a big zero.
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Eddie Nowacki
2 months ago
I am a pilot and its wonderful what they are doing here. Awesome experience!
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Joshua Perry
10 months ago
Noticed the gate was open so stopped in to check it out. "Bi-plane rides today!" Awesome, ($70 per person, up to 4 people. +fuel or their other plane you can fly! $225 +fuel) interesting. They have a tent set up outside in the grass and a few eager passengers- how cool! Pull up to the front door, open the door to see that it's a souvenir shop, ok. There's a woman at the counter to the left and a hefty man just inside the door between me and said counter. Man: "Do you work here" Me: "No, I was just looking for some...." Man:*cuts me off*"you can't park there" Me: "I was just seeing what the place was about, I have a four year old that's been begging me..." Man:*cuts me off*"it's basically a museum with airplanes in it". (You don't say) Me:"Ok, well thank you" Man:*as I'm closing the door I just opened and never entered* "Yeah, you have to park in the grass".
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Marcia Hagen
3 years ago
My family (with kids--4 and 8) had about 6 hours before we could check into our hotel and needed to kill some time in Central Florida. Someone suggested that we check out Fantasy of Flight. I was a little skeptical, but gave it a try--and it was great! It is much, much more than just planes--this is a great place for history buffs, gear heads, or anyone who has kids who like big machines. The planes were amazing, but they also they had some really well done exhibits that taught us a lot about American and world history. It was a wonderful alternative to the amusement parks. And, their little restaurant served a pretty decent burger, to boot!
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