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Characters in Flight

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Neighbourhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Address: 1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL 32830-8488
Phone Number:
+1 407-933-9433
This attraction is at Walt Disney World

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Beautiful view!

Worth the $20! You are tethered so it's not like the balloon on the Wizard of Oz....no floating away without Toto. 😉 Wheelchair accessible and lots of room to move around and get... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendy P
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Worth the $20! You are tethered so it's not like the balloon on the Wizard of Oz....no floating away without Toto. 😉 Wheelchair accessible and lots of room to move around and get pictures. 10 minutes out of your day and a nice change of pace. We took some great pictures on front of the balloon on our cell phones.... More 

Thank Wendy P
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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310 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Soar high above Disney Springs in a hot air balloon that is tethered to the base, so you won't fly away. Dramatic views of Disney Springs and nearly all of WDW. Day or night its a beautiful sight to see all around Lake Buena Vista; take your camera and get amazing photos. Adult and Children pricing; bring a sweater for... More 

Thank Candy S
Orlando, Florida
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62 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Character of flight is a great way to see the new Disney springs. You can see for miles on a clear day. The balloon has just been replaced so they don't have the characters on it anymore. Time it right and see the sunset.

Thank Jimmy N
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 6 adults had a great time. It was smooth and the view was beautiful. It was the last thing we did before driving home to NY. Admission to Disney Springs is free, so this was a good low cost goodbye to Disney for us!

Thank Autumn01113
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167 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This is was the most amazing experience to do. My husband and I did this for my birthday and I would do it again. We had a phenomenal time. We shared the balloon with six other people but it evened out the balloon so it was ok. We will never forget this ever. I would recommend this to anyone to... More 

Thank warmjen
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175 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

It seems dangerous now that we're home and thinking about it but the balloon is tethered so you can't get loose. I hope. There is hardly ever a wait and if you get there before 10am, there's a cheaper deal than costs later in the day. It gives a good view of the Orlando area. It doesn't last long -... More 

Thank Lori F
Orlando, Florida, USA
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27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Aerophile, Characters In Flight, was a fun flight in a balloon tethered to the ground. As we checked in, we had our picture taken in front of the balloon and boarded the protected "basket" surrounded by a rope screen. As the operator gave us instructions as to what will happen next, we gently floated up and began to see the... More 

1 Thank FLChristianMom
Economy, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Really cool ride! Even though we were tethered- it was a truly unique experience. We could see for miles.

Thank Stacey S
Howden, United Kingdom
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371 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The largest helium balloon in North America is situated in Disnaey Springs, and is a fantastic ride. It rises 400 ft above the Springs and the views are amazing. The cost is low and if you plan it right there will be short queues. Don't go if there is a strong wind though, for on those days the balloon doesn't... More 

Thank RKH245
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68 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

You can see over disney springs area. It is a lovely to have a nice balloon ride. There is also a group on you can use right now for discount. Beautiful views. fyi, do not plan on watching drone shows at night with them. they do not fly when the drones are in the air.

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