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Where is the balloon at downtown disney?

Discussion in 'Shopping & Other Activities' started by disnut, Jun 28, 2009.

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    I've heard there's a new balloon ride at downtown disney? does anyone know which bit its at and if it's any good?
     
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    Tink Cead Mille Failte! Staff Member Administrator

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    It's just where the West End meets PI. We've not done it yet, but will when the boy is with us. It's "grounded" a lot because of high winds and poor weather. Summer is not the best time, eh?

    You can't miss it, even if it's tethered in. It's a HUGE yellow balloon. :yes:
     
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    yep, even in relatively good weather, there's a fair amount of sway on the way up. It's $16 a head I think and gives a pretty good view
     
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    Yes, that's about the price. I thought it was fairly reasonable. Less for children (but not a whole bunch less).

    Did you go up, Keith? What can you see? It's going to be tricky picking a clear day. In the summer the haze obscures the view, I'm sure...
     
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    Daughter & I went up in May - 1st day we tried it was too windy & they stopped people going up - then couple days later we went up! It was great:thumbsup:

    You can see Epcot, Everest & for miles!!

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    Thought Tara would be really scared - but she was fine & really enjoyed it, as I did!
     

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