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Characters in Flight

Address: 1501 E. Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL (Lake Buena Vista)
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Ranked #76 of 239 Activities in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Amusement
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Amusement

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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I was hesitant to try this new experience but am so glad I did!! It was smooth, just very minor bumps on take off and landing that just a casual holding of the handrail held my balance. The pilot was amazing and pointed out sights of interest. Once up there, you walk around and take pictures. The lights are amazing... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was worth doing once. The view was interesting. You're stuck where you stand because the 'basket' needs to stay balanced, so you can't move around to get a better view.

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Bronx, New York, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I have now done this a couple of times. I am not a fan of heights but will do something that entails it if necessary. I am so glad I did as this is a wonderful experience. I have done it twice in the daytime and once in the evening. The evening ride I was lucky to have done it... More 

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70 reviews 70 reviews
47 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I went on this with the girlfriend and I have to say I found it good we went up to the top where you can see for miles as the view is fantastic the pilot was very friendly and informative it was a bit expensive but it is Disney so you can expect it. all in all a good experience... More 

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hants
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

i come hear on 3 different days to find out that they close because of high high wind even when there are 1 mph hour and also this is very poor value for money

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Celebration, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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
5 helpful votes 5 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
35 helpful votes 35 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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