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Characters in Flight

Neighborhood: 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 was our second time going on this ride. This time it was dark and windy as can be. We got a little more bang for our buck because of the wind making it more of a thrill ride... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
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Whitehall, Michigan
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Whitehall, Michigan
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78 reviews 78 reviews
37 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

This was our second time going on this ride. This time it was dark and windy as can be. We got a little more bang for our buck because of the wind making it more of a thrill ride, and we used a groupon which saved us a few bucks. The only drawback was that one of the ticket takers... More 

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Jordan
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21 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

this attraction is dependent on weather conditions. . as such unreliable! Went there twice.. first time ticket booth was closed due to expected rain....the second time we went there...bought tickets...stood on line and then were told they will have to cancel due to expected wind conditions and asked us to go to ticket booth for a refund...seems they need have... More 

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Jesup, Georgia
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103 attraction reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My family and I recently did this ride at Downtown Disney. We were there about 8:30 in the morning - this ride opens earlier than the rest of DD. We were the only people on our flight. Our pilot was great - pointing out attractions at the park and answering any questions we had. My husband is afraid of heights,... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The ride was so smooth and not scary at all. I was a little nervous before, but it was so much fun and nice experience. We got tickets from Groupon, so it wa a good deal. the line to redeem your tickets takes a little while. They only sell tickets for up to two groups at a time, in case... More 

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Verona, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We tried this for the first time and were thrilled at the experience. I thought my wife might get nervous being up so high but it is so smooth an ascent and such a great view that we didn't even think about how high we were. The 360 degree view of the entire resort property is amazing and when we... More 

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Orlando
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We are local Mouse Pros - and we have been trying to ride this balloon for 2 yrs. The ride is closed quite a bit due to wind and rain, etc. It was nice to see everything - we chose to ride during the day - we wanted to see the attractions. The Groupon made it affordable. I must be... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Advice: Do it once, if only to say you've done it. Use the Groupon. But DO NOT BUY THE GROUPON UNTIL YOU ARE THERE AND THE RIDE IS ACTUALLY OPEN. Otherwise you may not be able to use it if the attraction is closed and you are a tourist. You can buy right on your Smartphone and it can be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

It's never open! They do not go 400 feet ever. They lie about prices and discounts. On the 10% discount they only give you 8% and think people are stupid.

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Exeter, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

I was recently at Disney for a four day weekend with my mom. We tried several times to experience this ride but it is NEVER open, often citing high winds at ride height. (We tried last time we were here with the same results.) I appreciate and respect the need for safety, but I am amazed that for all the... More 

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It is a nice experience for the affordable cost. I got awesome pictures from here with the hot air balloon in the back. The photographers do not mind taking a picture with your own camera/phone, so do not be afraid of asking them for a shot. Once you are up there, you can see some key sites of Orlando. It... More 

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