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“Amazing sights to see!!”

Characters in Flight
Ranked #84 of 438 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 searching for things to do in Orlando get ready for the the most peaceful but exhilarating Adventure of your vacation, a ride on the Characters In Flight Balloon is a MUST Do Experience! as you gently ascend 400 feet in the air.
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Make sure to bring a camera with a good zoom. You could get some great shots of everything Disney.

Smooth ride up and feels great once you are up 400 feet into the air.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

this was really great and Joe and I did it twice - the morning was great but the afternoon was more interesting as the wind had picked up, recommend this so much

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Our family of three stopped here for spring break (also took advantage of a Groupon). The ride was closed due to high winds. We made our way back to the hotel and then so the balloon rise. So it's hit or miss in the spring seasons. Our wait was 10 to 15 minutes and the view was awesome.

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

We purchased a Groupon for this experience - it's a little pricey without a discount. I went with my husband and our two daughters - ages 4 and 8. The older one was a little scared but the younger one just loved it. We did have to wait quite awhile - maybe 45 minutes or so as there was a line. We went in the evening and saw some of Fantasmic from Hollywood Studios! The views are breathtaking and it was an incredible experience. Not something to do every day - but definitely do it once! It is the highest, helium-filled tethered balloon experience in the US.

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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We had a Groupon for this attraction, making the ride a little more worthwhile. The balloon was tethered, causing the ride to be not much like an actual hot air balloon ride. Fun for a one time kind of ride.

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