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Characters in Flight

Open Now: 09:00 - 23:00
Open today: 09:00 - 23:00
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Incredible Views

My nephews and niece loved this, it takes you up 300 feet and got to see wonderful views of the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Ted K
Winter Garden, Florida
Great View

This is a different experience it give you so great views of Disney world. we are going to ride it... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Andrew W
Columbus, United States
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“disney springs”(35 reviews)
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...more
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1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Disney Springs, Orlando, FL 32830-8488
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Lake Buena Vista
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

My nephews and niece loved this, it takes you up 300 feet and got to see wonderful views of the parks and some of Orlando. Views for miles and miles. Went during the day will have to try night next time. It is a bit...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Ted K
Reviewed 14 October 2018

Good experience while you're in Disney Springs. Pricey, as is all of Disney extra experiences, but a do-it-once bucket list item.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is a different experience it give you so great views of Disney world. we are going to ride it again in September.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This experience was so much fun. I bought my tickets off of Groupon, but they don't take them at night (read the fine print). The person at the counter did let me use the face value to redeem. You also get a DVC discount, so...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Debra P
Reviewed 1 June 2018

always wanted to get on a hot air balloon without having to travel out west. this is why Disney has it all! they offer everything from everywhere to all of its guests. Disney is affordable for everything they offer!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank cindy a
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Get a groupon for this. It only runs when good weather so be aware of the weather the day you going. If windy it’s grounded. Great view during the day. Did not try at night yet.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Pipertoad
Reviewed 15 May 2018

If its windy they shut down the ride. For good reason. When we went up it was scary, the kids were unfazed lol. However with the little bit of wind we had the balloon was swaying, so i cant imagine when its really windy. However,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank beautifulmount
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Safe ride great if you dont mind heights, have different prices for different times of the day check before you go. You can also go to the CocaCola building top floor great view.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Dianne A
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We found a groupon deal that gives you two for one rides on this balloon ride. It is tethered by cable and goes up about 400 feet to give you a wonderful view of the area. You can see all the way to Orlando and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank JustDriving71
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Amazing views from up in the CIF balloon! An exhiliarting time, that feels very secure and safe. Loved it!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank brervixen
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1 May 2018|
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Response from 33nancyl | Reviewed this property |
Probably yes. Depends on the four year old. It can be a little shaky if really breezy. It is always fun. Quick ride up and down.
Sara A
10 July 2017|
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Response from JenniferL3987 | 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.