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WDW from a different viewpoint

Discussion in 'Walt Disney World' started by Slowhand, Oct 15, 2009.

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    Don`t worry about it. You really don`t get any feeling of movement as you rise and descend and you are well caged in so there`s absolutely no danger of falling out.
    Also if there is even the slightest chance of wind or rain, the balloon will be out of service.
     
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    Can you move around once in the air for a different view? Are you strapped in?
     
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    It's a pretty big 'basket' too isn't it? Can't they fit a lot of people in it? So I guess the basket doesn't sway around once up there then. Hmmmm, I may have to give this a whirl.
     
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    Yes you can walk all around the basket at all times....actually it`s not a basket like in a hot air balloon, rather it`s a metal cage affair, and no you are not strapped in.
    There are caged handrails all around with netting above them which I had to poke my camera through in order to get those shots.

    This photo will give you an impression of what it`s like on board.

    Characters in Flight.jpg
     
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    I was told that the "basket" will hold 30 folks at a time. As the balloon is tethered, it doesn`t sway at all...it would do if there were windy conditions I guess, but then again, the balloon wouldn`t be open to the public under those conditions.
     
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    Thank you :hug2:
    So, it's like a ring doughnut :wiggle:
     
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    Looks really fun! I may have to figure this in on our things to do when we go back :) It was there this past summer when we were at DTD but I wasn't feeling particularly brave that day.
     
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    ok it's much, much larger than I thought it would be. If it's not swinging about then I might give this a try.
     
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    Excellent photo of you and your lovely wife, Slowhand :hug2:
     
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    Nice shot of you and Mrs. Slowhand! You both always look so happy to be with each other. It's nice to see.

    Thanks for the photos. I'll tell Herself and maybe she'll give it a thought! :yes:
     

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