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Characters in Flight

1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL 32830-8488
+1 407-933-9433
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great ride when its not windy

If its windy they shut down the ride. For good reason. When we went up it was scary, the kids... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
beautifulmount
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Copiague, New York
Great way to see everything

Safe ride great if you dont mind heights, have different prices for different times of the day... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dianne A
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Woburn, Massachusetts
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“balloon ride” (18 reviews)
“hot air balloon” (14 reviews)
“disney springs” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL 32830-8488
Lake Buena Vista
This attraction is at Walt Disney World
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If its windy they shut down the ride. For good reason. When we went up it was scary, the kids were unfazed lol. However with the little bit of wind we had the balloon was swaying, so i cant imagine when its really windy. However,...More

Thank beautifulmount
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safe ride great if you dont mind heights, have different prices for different times of the day check before you go. You can also go to the CocaCola building top floor great view.

Thank Dianne A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found a groupon deal that gives you two for one rides on this balloon ride. It is tethered by cable and goes up about 400 feet to give you a wonderful view of the area. You can see all the way to Orlando and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Flying with Virgin Atlantic from Manchester to Orlando on April 7th 2018 with teenagers and parents. Always fly with Virgin when i can never any hassle straight forward plane not too full so all sat together . Cabin Crew always polite and customer service excellant...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing views from up in the CIF balloon! An exhiliarting time, that feels very secure and safe. Loved it!

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Great view from this ride and everyone loved it. You can find coupons on Groupon usually for this attraction.

Thank Motherofchildren
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

GREAT place for children over six to adults up to 70 depending on condition. 5 great corses!! Topped off with an excellent treetops zip line!!

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

Like all rides Disney, the Characters in Flight is something very different. It is located in Disney Springs right on the waterfront. It is not going to be a long ride. The cast member/operator explains everything that is going to happen, so there should not...More

Thank Allen21096
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We rode at night, it was fun. The scenery was beautiful seemed like you could see all of Orlando. It holds about 20 people each ride so keep your party together. It only lasts for eight minutes. It is $20.00 for adults and $15.00 for...More

Thank Mary Sue H
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Reviewed 18 February 2018

the balloon is tethered so you don't really fly up and away. But it is fun to do. You get up pretty high. It is very safe. You can walk around and see all around Disney. It often gets very windy so the best time...More

1  Thank whimisical
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noblena17
1 May 2018|
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Response from Nancy L | Reviewed this property |
Probably yes. Depends on the four year old. It can be a little shaky if really breezy. It is always fun. Quick ride up and down.
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Sara A
10 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer L | Reviewed this property |
It seems to be best to go in the morning. Once it gets windy they close down. Call before going. They open early before Disney Springs even opens.
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Dimple D
19 April 2017|
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Response from RKH245 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes it is open after 6 pm, and even after dark! No need to pre book, just turn up but be aware that it doesn't operate in high winds. I do not know about Groupon sorry.
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