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eeyoreguy
25-03-2009, 12:52 PM
The huge balloon that will be carrying guests up to 400ft above Downtown Disney is now inflated on the waterside dock. The ride is expected to fully open on April 1st 2009

Dizneyblonde
25-03-2009, 02:17 PM
At $16 for adults and $10 for children (3-9) the price isn't too bad either!

lisaw
25-03-2009, 02:46 PM
At $16 for adults and $10 for children (3-9) the price isn't too bad either!

I thought it would be a lot more than that! Another thing to pencil in then :lol:

Isafari
25-03-2009, 04:40 PM
Sounds interesting :yes: Anyone know how long you get in the air?

Dizneyblonde
25-03-2009, 05:28 PM
I thought it would be a lot more than that! Another thing to pencil in then :lol:

Me too so i was pleasantly surprised.

Although whenever i work anything out i'm still in $2 to the !!!

lisaw
25-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Sounds interesting :yes: Anyone know how long you get in the air?

6 minutes apparantly :unsure: Perhaps not such a bargain after all :lol:

Dizneyblonde
25-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Enough time to get some fab photos!

minnie-me
02-04-2009, 11:41 AM
Can't wait to do this. I have always fancied going up in a balloon. DH is refusing to go, but DD's want to do it with me - yippee xx

Dawn
02-04-2009, 02:26 PM
What happens then? :unsure:

Dorothy
02-04-2009, 02:48 PM
What happens then? :unsure:

It goes up, you take pictures, it comes down and well.....that's about it :shrug:

Dawn
02-04-2009, 03:24 PM
Hmmm...Sea World only charged me $3 for that privilege. :unsure:

Isafari
02-04-2009, 03:32 PM
Hmmm...Sea World only charged me $3 for that privilege. :unsure:

:lol: so true.

Ursula
04-04-2009, 05:46 AM
Does it stay tethered then? Cos if it does I would do it.. if not forget it. I don't want to be landing in a crocodile infested swamp swimming for my life :(

Dawn
04-04-2009, 07:28 AM
There's no crocodile infested swamps in Florida. :wink:

Dizneyblonde
04-04-2009, 07:35 AM
Can you see Disney from the Skytower at Seaworld?

Dawn
04-04-2009, 07:37 AM
You can see Spaceship Earth.

Dizneyblonde
04-04-2009, 07:46 AM
Mmmm we were gonna do both this year.

Perhaps we should do ST at SW first and see if we need to do the balloon.

Isafari
04-04-2009, 08:04 AM
Mmmm we were gonna do both this year.

Perhaps we should do ST at SW first and see if we need to do the balloon.

I love the SkyTower at SW :yes: As it rotates you are forever looking to spot things like Aquatica, Epcot ball, Discovery Cove etc. It's even fun just seeing Shamu Stadium from the air.

Skywatcher
04-04-2009, 09:35 AM
Enough time to get some fab photos!

Of all the closed bits in DTD :(

Dizneyblonde
04-04-2009, 02:04 PM
Aah but i'm sure we will be able to see the parks from up there too.

Or i'll want my money back!

Team Harris
05-04-2009, 06:39 PM
I guess this is the same as the one at DLP.
I'm glad we did it - for the photo opportunity, but I did feel a little cheated with the balloon experience. You are raised and lowered via hydraulics and altho we had the wind in our hair we didn't really feel free

Ursula
05-04-2009, 08:21 PM
Well that suits me just fine! I don't want to be free! Free to crash land in a tree or on electric pylons or or or..... worry worry....

Addicted2theMouse
08-12-2009, 08:46 PM
I have been in the one they have at DLP, not the most thrilling experince, infact the least thrilling experince of my entire holiday. Just another way for Disney to make an easy few $$$.

Granted it is alot more expensive in DLP and is NEVER in the air due to wind.

I wouldnt get too excited.