Attractions

Fantasy of Flight

Die-hard aviation and aircraft enthusiasts will love this museum and event venue which features a sampling of the largest privately owned vintage aircraft collection in the world.

Aviation-Themed Attraction

Fantasy of Flight was founded by Kermit Weeks and originally opened as an aviation-themed Central Florida attraction in 1995. As the owner of the largest collection of privately owned vintage aircraft in the world, Weeks saw the attraction as an opportunity to share his love of aviation by opening his aircraft collection up to the public.

Today, a scaled down version of the Central Florida attraction is offered in the form of the Fantasy of Flight Collection Museum and The Venues at Fantasy of Flight.

Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight

“We want to allow the aircraft-loving public the opportunity to reconnect while we continue to create and design the next iteration (Act III) of the Fantasy of Flight attraction.”

— Kermit Weeks

Fantasy of Flight Collection Museum

Fantasy of Flight does have a tour guide on duty, so anyone who are interested in learning more about the history of the planes can do so. What sets the Fantasy of Flight Collection apart from other collections aviation enthusiasts may encounter is that Kermit Weeks does not collect anything he doesn’t intend to fly. Most of the aircraft you encounter in the museum have been carefully restored to airworthiness.

Fantasy of Flight
Fantasy of Flight

Fantasy of Flight Gift Shop

Be sure to buy an aviation themed Central Florida vacation souvenir at the gift shop. Here you'll find books authored by Weeks, toys and other aviation related items.

Seasonal Hours of Operation

The scaled down museum operates seasonally from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Friday through Sunday seasonally beginning November 20th – April 10, 2016. Operating hours and dates are subject to change, so please call to verify before visiting.

Fantasy of Flight Venues
Fantasy of Flight Venues

The Venues at Fantasy of Flight

With over 100,000 square feet of combined space, Fantasy of Flight can accommodate the most intimate party to an unforgettable large scale affair. Historic aircraft and art deco styling combine to inspire your guests to conquer new horizons.

Fantasy of Flight Venues
Fantasy of Flight Venues

Event Planning Assistance

For more information and for meeting and event planning assistance call Maureen Peter at 800-828-7655 or 863-551-4710.

Read more about other meeting and event venues in Polk County at Meetings & Conventions.

SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo
SUN 'n FUN International Fly-In & Expo

SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo

If you are a hardcore aviation enthusiast, it’s likely that you’ve already heard of the SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo – it’s only the world’s second largest fly-in.SUN ‘n FUN is the second largest fly-in in the United States, and attracts pilots and aviation enthusiasts from around the world, turning Lakeland Linder Regional Airport into the busiest airport in North America during the week of the fly-in. SUN ‘n FUN organizers anticipate 200,000 visitors from across the United States and more than 80 countries around the globe at the event.

Whether you are an aviation enthusiast or just a curious soul, you have to visit SUN ‘n FUN at least once in your life.

You may also be interested in SUN ‘n FUN International Fly-In and Expo, Safari Wilderness Ranch or Streamsong Resort

Address / Location

1400 Broadway Blvd SE
Polk City, FL 33868
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Contact Info

Visit Website
inquiries@fantasyofflight.com
863-984-3500

Hours of Operation

Open Seasonally Visit their website.
Friday - Sunday 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Reviews

5 Star Rating

Even although far less of the facility is on show than on my previous visit, I still thoroughly enjoyed my visit. On account of there being fewer aircraft to be amazed at, it meant I paid far more... Read Full Review

5 Star Rating

Been here several times over the years, was told it was now only open on weekends and for special events. It's scaled down a lot, doesn't have the great restaurant it used to have, and not as many... Read Full Review

4 Star Rating

For those who visited Fantasy of Flight a few years ago, the current museum will be a little disappointing. The once huge selection is now 20+ WWI & WWII aircraft, some vintage cars, and some models... Read Full Review

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