Today In Disney History ~ January 4th
“If You Had Wings” opened in Walt Disney World’s Tommorowland on June 5, 1972 and closed on June 1, 1987. The ride was originally sponsored by Eastern Air Line and took riders on a flight to the Caribbean and other locations that Eastern flew to. On June 6, 1987 the ride re-opened as “If You Could Fly”, the differences between “IYHW” and “IYCF” visually were few but the original rides them song was removed. “If You Could Fly” closed in 1989 and later was updated and renamed “Delta Dreamflight” sponsored by Delta Airlines. In 1996 when Delta pulled sponsorship Disney renamed the ride “Disney’s Take Flight” and it was finally completely closed to make way for “Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin”.
TMSM Today in Graphic by Sherry Rinaldi DeHart