If You Had Wings (Song)

Last Updated on: November 25th, 2023

If You Had Wings disney song music“If You Had Wings” is a song that was featured in the attraction of the same name at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom park in Florida. The attraction opened in 1972 and closed in 1987, but the song remained popular with fans of the park.

The song, written by Buddy Baker and Xavier Atencio, had a catchy tune and upbeat lyrics that celebrated the freedom and excitement of flying. The song’s chorus included the lyrics “If you had wings, had wings, had wings, had wings, had wings, had wings, had wings. If you had wings to fly!” which were sung by a chorus of voices over a lively instrumental track.

The “If You Had Wings” attraction was sponsored by Eastern Air Lines and featured a ride-through experience that took guests on a simulated journey around the world. The ride vehicles resembled airplanes and were equipped with wings that would move up and down during the ride, adding to the sensation of flight. The attraction was replaced by “Delta Dreamflight” in 1989, which used a modified version of the same ride system and featured a new song called “Dreamflight.”

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Additional Details

  • Song Written By: Buddy Baker and Xavier Atencio
  • Year Released: 1972

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    If You Had Wings | Disney World

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