Fantasy of Flight to close to public

Published On: Mar 04 2014 04:47:50 PM EST   Updated On: Mar 04 2014 04:50:58 PM EST

Fantasy of Flight announced on Tuesday that it will be closing its doors to the public in April.

According to the Fantasy of Flight Facebook page, owner Kermit Weeks said the Polk County attraction will focus on its private event business and the design and development of a new future destination attraction.

"Although we are located just 20 minutes west of Walt Disney World, we’re currently outside the center of mass tourism and not perceived of as a destination. We have a great product, but people have a misperception of what we offer,” said Weeks in the Facebook post. “After 18 years of being in operation, it’s time we close the attraction and move forward toward creating the vision for what I know Fantasy of Flight can become."

Groups that are currently booked for admittance to the attraction after April 6 will be issued refunds, according to officials.


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