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If You Had Wings opened within Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World on the 5th June 1972, sponsored by Eastern Airlines (supposedly to the tune of $10 million), which were at the time the official airline of the Disney company.
During the popular 10 minute attraction guests would be transported in small vehicles past various 2d and 3d dioramas, and film clips, showing areas of the world serviced by the Eastern Airlines sponsor.
Eastern Airlines ended their sponsorship in early 1986 and were replaced by Delta as the official Walt Disney World airline, and with the loss in sponsorship the attraction closed on June 1st 1987, to reopen under the Delta sponsorship banner as If You Could Fly. This was later replaced by Delta DreamFlight (or just DreamFlight) still with Delta's sponsorship, through Take Flight, which was in turn closed to be replaced by Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin.