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Characters in Flight

1501 E. Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL (Lake Buena Vista)
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Ranked #66 of 198 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
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Celebration, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Over in West Side (respect). Rode this twice--the second time on a windy day which made it interesting. I think the guy said if they had to they could get the balloon down in minutes--if it became untethered than could drift for hours. I guess they tested it somewhere--which could also make it an interesting ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

I got tickets on groupon.com at a very affordable price so check them out first. I had gone to do before but it wasn't in operation due to weather. Earlier in the year it had been too windy for flights to take place but also keep in mind that during the months of July-Aug weather in Florida can be unpredictable;... More

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Orlando
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

It was a good experience, reasonable price.kids all loved it, could see for miles. All over too soon though. Only good thing at down town disney

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Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Always had seen the balloon in action when we visited Downtown Disney, but never got around to trying it out. It's definitely worth if you are into seeing great views of the area. Especially at night since everything is lit up and looks great. Added bonus was we were able to see a little of the construction that is going... More

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Orlando, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

our family visits downtown disney twice a month and have tried to ride this attraction most recently in August and it seems to always be close. I understand safety but it seems that better supports or design could overcome this issue

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Poole, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had a coupon that meant we rode for $10 each - superb value - but I would have paid the full price. We went early in the morning and we were the only two riding so had the entire balloon to ourselves. Very smooth and a great way to see the scale of Walt Disney World - huge! They... More

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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's a nice ride at an affordable price. $18 for an adult and $12 for a child. But looks much more thrilling than it really is. Beautiful view from above. Ride last 10 minutes. In a windy day this ride gets really scary.

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Pratt
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15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My husband talked me into doing this attraction (not a fan of heights) did it and I am glad that I did but I was ready to be back on the ground. We did this early in the morning and it was a bright sunny day and you could see for miles. It was interesting to see all of the... More

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dolphin110173
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

I had seen this at downtown Disney many times and have always been scared to do it but I decided to just go for it it was around 8 in the evening we had a great view could see Epcot and the lights of Kissimmee and Orlando. I was scared but I am so glad me and my daughter had... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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111 reviews 111 reviews
71 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

$18 for a 10 minute flight seems a bit too high but the wonderful view of Downtown Disney and the neighbouring parks as well more than make up of for it. This is not a hot air balloon as the balloon was tethered to the ground by a sturdy cable which brings the balloon up and down. Definitely a next... More

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