While vintage planes like the B-17 and Grumman Duck typically take center stage at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City, Florida, it’s the long-lost pilots whose stories will be showcased in two events next month.
For those interested in a “scary-lite” experience, daily Haunted Hangar Walking Tours offer Halloween fun for guests of all ages. Participants will tour the attraction’s hangars as their “ghoulie” guide shares little-known aviation tales and unsolved mysteries — from the famous Lost Squadron to Lindbergh’s spectral companions. The half-hour tours are offered daily Oct. 1-31 at 1 p.m. and are included free with the price of general admission.
For those who take their Halloween experience more seriously, there is the nightFlight Paranormal Investigation and Tour. Introduced for the first time earlier this year to sold-out audiences, the four-hour, limited-attendance nighttime tours are guided by Florida’s Apollo Paranormal Investigations (API), a non-profit team of paranormal investigators (sometimes referred to as “ghost hunters”). nightFlight is offered Saturday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 30. The tours run from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. and are $75 plus tax, per guest. Reservations are required.
“We hope that between these two events, guests enjoy their choice of either a fun Halloween experience or one that may send a chill up their spines,” said Kim Long, general manager. “Those attending either event will learn about our vintage planes, while also learning about the paranormal energies throughout the attraction that seem to love the world of aviation, just as much as our guests.”
For more information: 863-984-3500 or FantasyOfFlight.com