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Characters in Flight

1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL 32830
+1 407-933-9433
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Poor Customer Service

Visited there today at 9:30 a.m. Came to take advantage of the early bird pricing before 10 am with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Great ride

What a great ride. A tethered balloon takes you up hundreds of feet over wdw property at disney... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
North Branch, Michigan
via mobile
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Have you ever had a dream of flying, where you are gently floating among the clouds? You will gently float over the Disney Springs area of the park, in the world’s largest tethered helium balloon. When considering your vacation itinerary and you are searching for things to do in Orlando get ready for the the most peaceful but exhilarating Adventure of your vacation, a ride on the Characters In Flight Balloon is a MUST Do Experience! as you gently ascend 400 feet in the air.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“balloon ride” (18 reviews)
“downtown disney” (45 reviews)
“hot air balloon” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL 32830
Lake Buena Vista
This attraction is at Walt Disney World
+1 407-933-9433
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited there today at 9:30 a.m. Came to take advantage of the early bird pricing before 10 am with my family. It was quite the hassle to do so to get there that early at 9:30 am with kids, etc. Was told that flights were...More

Thank TTTworldtraveler
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What a great ride. A tethered balloon takes you up hundreds of feet over wdw property at disney springs. lasts about 20 minutes, and doesn't flying winds gusty. If you've always wanted to fly in a balloon, this is your chance. Be sure to check...More

Thank dturcott
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Very nice evening ride. They advertise that it rises to 400 feet it seemed like so much more. If you are afraid of heights this is not the ride for you.

1  Thank teresaamy2
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Okay, it's not the right deal so be prepared to acknowledge that your not going to be flying away over Disney. It took me three tries to get the chance to ride above Disney springs...once the wind starts to blow down it comes to rest....More

2  Thank zuleme
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Take a jaunt amongst the clouds and above the crowds. Great views of the skyline and a look into a few of the parks.

Thank Erik N
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

$20 per person for 10 minute waste of money and time go some where else instead head to city walk more things to do.

1  Thank LagoOrta1
Reviewed 16 August 2017

The balloon ride is not scary in anyway and offers amazing views of the Walt Disney World Resort. If you are scared of heights don't look down and just look out across the land. The wind was not blowing when we visited so we was...More

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Fun and interesting ride over Disney Springs. its a tethered balloon so even the "chickens" in the group would enjoy it.

Thank Pam L
Reviewed 6 August 2017

This was just an exhilarating balloon ride mainly because, it was a slightly breezy day, which made the balloon sway a little more than usual. RELAX, you'll be safe and sound, but really high in the sky. Make sure you bring a (camcorder), the view...More

1  Thank ABRAHAM F
Reviewed 20 July 2017

So glad we did this.....did it at night and the views were amazing! Worth the $, my daughter loved it! MAX at the ticket window is so nice! Thanks again!

Thank kgray30265
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Sara A
10 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
It seems to be best to go in the morning. Once it gets windy they close down. Call before going. They open early before Disney Springs even opens.
Dimple D
19 April 2017|
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Response from RKH245 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is open after 6 pm, and even after dark! No need to pre book, just turn up but be aware that it doesn't operate in high winds. I do not know about Groupon sorry.