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“Great”

Characters in Flight
Ranked #79 of 424 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Salt Springs, Florida
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570 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
“Great”
Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

We have done this a few times and it is excellent, only $18 for adults. The daytime is nice but nite or sunset is awesome this is not scary and kids love it. The best ride in downtown disney

Visited July 2013
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A neat experience!”
Reviewed July 16, 2013

We rode Characters in Flight at night and really enjoyed the night time views. The "basket" is basically a large ring (open in the middle) that has mesh screening and metal railings to keep you in. You are free to move around the ring to get different views. Even though I do not like heights, you feel very secure in the basket and the height gave me no uncomfortable sensations. The pilot was very friendly and pointed out many different things for us to see. Total flight time lasted about 15 minutes. While this attraction was very enjoyable I deducted one star for the cost, which I think is a little high (Lol!) compared to the time spent in flight. All in all, I'd do it again and try it during the day.

Visited December 2012
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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

We did it at night and it was cool. Would like to see it during the day. Worth doing. Where else can you go 400 feet in the air in a ballon.

Visited June 2013
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Chicago
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61 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Not really worth the time or money (did at night)”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

We thought we would give this a try...

Been to downtown Disney a bunch of times and thought we would give this a try. We waited about 20 minutes in line before we boarded which was not bad maybe a little long for what this is.

Once up could not really see much. Without the pilot of the balloon pointing out what we were looking at could not really tell what anything was. The one thing that this flight makes you realize is how far the Disney Parks are from Downtown Disney.

Maybe this is better in the daytime?

Unless you have unlimited funds I would spend your money elsewhere.

Visited July 2012
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Looks alot more than it is ....”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

After 4 failed attempts at getting on the Charecters of Flight we finally did on the morning of us leaving Florida - the balloon doesn't fly in bad weather, although on the occasions we went we didnt see it being bad weather but apparently there were high winds. Obvoiusly, I would rather be safe but it was rather irritating - we began to say how do they make any money as it is never up! It was $18 each to ride the Charecters in Flight. I was really looking forward to the view and to be able to see Disney World. Someone had suggested that we do a helicopter ride but I didnt see the point if we were going to do this. We did it ... we wished we had done the helicopter. It took about 2 mins to get up, we were up for all of 10 mins if not that and then took 2 mins to get down. The view was nice - but you couldn't see Disneyworld ... the 'pilot' was able to point out bits such as tower of terror, everest and the hotels at Magic Kingdom but that was about it. In the other direction you could only see carparks and built up areas of the hotels. Wouldn't worry if you miss it ...

Visited June 2013
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