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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
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This attraction is at Walt Disney World

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Once in a lifetime

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Lori F
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Virginia
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Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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Orlando, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Economy, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Thank Stacey S
Howden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Thank RKH245
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Did it at night - great sights of the Disney and surrounding area. My brother-in-law enjoyed it until he realized how high up in the air we were (he is afraid of heights). Great overall experience.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I hate heights. That being said, knowing I was tethered to the ground gave me the courage to go up. So glad I braved it! The view is awesome. Once is enough for me, but my teens have gone back a few more times.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I sent my son up with my daughter and the trip lasted about 15 minutes. Cheap, fun for them and safe. Not on my to do bucket list.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

While visiting Disney Springs hop on this huge basket and have a bird's eye view of Disney and Orlando. Although you don't actually fly...you kind of soar...

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Characters in Flight is tethered to the ground (which makes it VERY safe for those you might be a little frightened) and affords the "flyer" a magnificent view of Disney Springs.

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