Fair Oaks Mall has put an incredible effort into keeping you and your children from turning into the holiday Grinch by providing an interactive experience. The line is no exception. By enrolling in Santa's Flight Academy, your whole family can stay engaged for part of the wait to sit on Santa's lap.
Using a little imagination, your children have the opportunity to team-up with one of three elves to help prepare Santa's sleigh for Christmas. Children can choose to partner with George, the Sleigh Mechanic; Sparkle, the Flight Director; or Flash, the Reindeer Caretaker.
Upon entering Santa's Flight Academy, each child presents his or her official flight crew badge and their name automatically appears in lights.
From there, Santa's elves are available to help children be fitted for a virtual flight suit, and help inspect and power Santa's sleigh before take-off.