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Take Flight was a semi educational presentation about the adventure of flight, as seen through the eyes of a small child, and replaced the earlier DreamFlight attraction at the same location..
The Delta Airlines sponsored ride, which lasted 4.5 minutes showed a variety of scenes, each of which represented some key moments in the history of flight. A man and a woman wing-walking during a flying-circus barnstorming scene, A 1930's flying boat seen against a backdrop of faraway places that the plane put within reach.
The jet age was presented by a journey through a real jet engine, which was brought to life via special effects. Finally one possible future of flight was presented in a film sequence, in which the guest hurtles down a runway, before being shot into space to fly past the moon, glimpsing cities of the future.
Take Flight was closed in Spring 1998 to undergo extensive 'refurbishment', reopening in Autumn 1998 as "Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin".