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Characters in Flight

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Neighborhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Address: 1501 E. Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL
Phone Number: 407-933-9433
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This attraction is at Walt Disney World

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Gorgeous view!

We really enjoyed our flight. It was so neat to be able to see our resort as well as other attractions in the area from above. Our flight was delayed because a drone was in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
aschrader78
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Cayuga, Indiana
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sheffield
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78 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My 4 year old has been going on about doing this balloon ride ever since she saw it advertised on Disney channel well over a year ago, so we brought her here as a special surprise. She was so excited when we got here, that in itself was worth the trip. First off, the balloon looks a little more shabby... More 

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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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162 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There were no characters on this attraction. It was safe and pretty stable. The view was fantastic.....if you were 4ft tall or more. My 38" tall daughters had a really hard time seeing out because of it's design. It's not cheap for 10 minutes, it would have been different if there was an actual character there.

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Thank Edward P
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8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one thing on my husband's bucket list, and we crossed it off the list after years of him saying he always wanted to do it. As fun as it is to go up high over Orlando, there is not really anything all that exciting to see once you're in the air. The Epcot ball is visible, but Cinderella's... More 

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Thank Lydia G
Cayuga, Indiana
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70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our flight. It was so neat to be able to see our resort as well as other attractions in the area from above. Our flight was delayed because a drone was in the area. It was nice to know the operators are so observant to safety issues.

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Thank aschrader78
Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We paid $36 (2 people) for a 10 min balloon ride. It was something to do once just to experience it. It was a clear day and we could see many sites far away. They take a picture of you before boarding. The price for the picture was $15, but it doesn't include the frame. Overall, we enjoyed it and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent time!!! Line went pretty fast. Would have been great if we were 5 min earlier so we could have seen Disney fireworks in the air. Little windy but fun.

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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70 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

As others have said, this ride closes early and whenever the weather threatens and this is Florida so the weather threatens a lot. If you can get up, the view is fantastic. If it is not absolutely calm this can be a thrill ride. If there is a breeze the balloon will swing like a pendulum because it is tethered.... More 

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Thank Rustyturn
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

At a place known for breezes and thunderstorms. You a will have a very hard time getting in the air.

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Thank Basegiants
FLORIDA
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185 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

I have seen this for a few years now on our trip to Disney and finally did it. AMAZING views. You can see the main icons from the parks and it really is a great time to take pictures. It was VERY windy and they only let 4 at a time to go up for the 10min trip. A bit... More 

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Thank Miamimickey72
Australia
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29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

At Disney springs, you go up in this air ballon, and get a view of the area, it's on a rope, kids in joyed it. It's a bit of fun.

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