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Fantasy of Flight announces final events before closure


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Fantasy of Flight is going out with a splash. The aviation museum and attraction in Polk City is preparing to shut its doors to the public after April 6, but not before hosting two more events for airplane lovers — the Sun ‘n Fun Splash-In on April 3, and the Mustangs & Mustangs showcase on April 5.

The Splash-In will feature a mix of seaplanes and amphibious aircraft demonstrating water takeoffs, water bombings, spot landings and competition flying over Lake Agnes on the Fantasy of Flight property, the attraction said in a news release.

The Splash-In will also feature the reproduction of the 1914 Benoist Flying Boat, which Fantasy of Flight completed in January to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Tony Jannus’ flight across Tampa Bay—the world’s first commercial flight.

Capping off the attraction’s final weekend is the 17th annual Mustangs & Mustangs plane and auto show celebrating both the Ford muscle car and the P-51 Mustang airplane.

Guests will get an up close look at classic cars and airplanes at the event, which also features live entertainment, children’s activities and aerial demonstrations along the Fantasy of Flight runway. Mustang owners can also register to have their cars photographed with a fully restored P-51 Mustang.

“With this being our final week of operations; we are expecting record attendance and look forward to ending this portion of our journey on a high note,” Fantasy of Flight owner Kermit Weeks said in a written announcement.

Entry to the Splash-In and Mustangs & Mustangs events are included with regular admission to Fantasy of Flight, which runs $29.95 for adults and $15.95 for children. More information is available at the Fantasy of Flight website.

Fantasy of Flight opened in 1995. The attraction close to the pubic after April 6, but plans to continue as a venue for private events.

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