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    During our recent vacation my DW and I went on the Characters in Flight helium balloon at DTD.
    Here are a few of the shots we took from 400 ft. in the air.

    Notice how quiet it is at DTD.
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    View towards Epcot.
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    View towards the Contemp. & GF [there sure are a lot of trees around!]
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    View towards Hotel Plaza Blvd.
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    Great pictures.

    Jai was going to take Kyle on that balloon but the day they went it was a bit stormy so they didn't let it go up

    Hopefully next year

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    Absolutely superb!!!!!!
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    Fantastic!

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    Thank you for the photos, Slowhand! I'd like to do the balloon one day, but Herself is afraid of heights and won't be doing it with me. Perhaps I'll take Seth!

    What time of day were you there? DTD looks almost deserted!






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    Quote Originally Posted by arkvilla, post: 171452

    Jai was going to take Kyle on that balloon but the day they went it was a bit stormy so they didn't let it go up

    Sandra
    Yes, they are very wary regarding the weather conditions.
    The pilot did say though that a storm was heading our way from the Orlando area so they would probably have to temporarily close down for a while until it passed.

    When we went on the trip we were very lucky as we were up there for around 10 minutes all by ourselves as it was very quiet. Normally when more folks are on the ride you only get 3 mins. or so.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Tink, post: 171457
    Thank you for the photos, Slowhand! I'd like to do the balloon one day, but Herself is afraid of heights and won't be doing it with me. Perhaps I'll take Seth!

    What time of day were you there? DTD looks almost deserted!
    Herself would be fine Tink, honestly.
    Sue is quite afraid if heights etc. but she didn`t have any problem at all.
    It was around 11.00am when we did it during our first week over there and DTD [along with the parks] were the quietest we have seen them for ages.





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    wow fantastic

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    Great pics, Terry!

    Carol said I could go on it if I wanted but there was no way she was getting on that thing!

    For anyone who might be wondering, here's what it looks like from the outside! Just not all the way up by any means.

    Tom (... kept my feet on the ground!)
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    Great pictures Terry.





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