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Characters in Flight Balloon Ride

ATTRACTION: Characters in Flight Balloon Ride.

WHERE: Downtown Disney, Orlando, Florida

PRICE: Adults $16. Children aged 3-9 $10.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Characters in Flight is open Sunday – Thursday 10:30am until 11:00pm.  It’s open on Friday and Saturday from 10:30am until midnight.  This attraction is based on the weather conditions. Availability is on first-come, first-serve basis.



Characters in Flight is a helium filled balloon that launches from Downtown Disney and gives riders a 400 foot view of the Walt Disney World resort area and beyond.  Unlike a hot air balloon which is free floating and flows to its landing site based on the direction of the wind, Characters in Flight is a tethered balloon that basically goes straight up and straight back down.

As the cable rolls out, the balloon rises to its maximum height of 400 feet and the total flight is 10 minutes giving the passengers on board a full 360-degree view of the area.

With a maximum passenger load of 30 people, this balloon ride is a great alternative for those who would like to experience flight, without spending the $180 per person of a hot air balloon and at a total trip time of 10 minutes, 5 of which are at the maximum height, it’s a great first flight for children and those who have a fear of heights.  midnight.  This attraction open based on the weather conditions.

Characters in Flight operated by Aerophile is a 72-foot-diameter balloon with a whimsical design featuring hand-painted silhouettes of a dozen of Disney’s famous “flying characters” – such as Mary Poppins, Peter Pan and Dumbo. The vibrantly coloured balloon can take up to 30 guests at a time on a six-minute flight – thanks to its enclosed volume of 210,000 cubic feet of lighter-than-air gas. The ascents, by day or night, provide guests with an unforgettable experience and unparalleled, 360-degree view of the Vacation Kingdom and for miles beyond.

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