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Characters in Flight

1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Disney Springs, Orlando, FL 32830-8488
+1 407-933-9433
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Great View

This is a different experience it give you so great views of Disney world. we are going to ride it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew W
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Columbus, United States
Loved This!

This experience was so much fun. I bought my tickets off of Groupon, but they don't take them at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Debra P
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Saugus, Massachusetts, United States
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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” (19 reviews)
“hot air balloon” (14 reviews)
“disney springs” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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1501 E Buena Vista Dr, Disney Springs, Orlando, FL 32830-8488
Lake Buena Vista
This attraction is at Walt Disney World
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a different experience it give you so great views of Disney world. we are going to ride it again in September.

Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This experience was so much fun. I bought my tickets off of Groupon, but they don't take them at night (read the fine print). The person at the counter did let me use the face value to redeem. You also get a DVC discount, so...More

1  Thank Debra P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always wanted to get on a hot air balloon without having to travel out west. this is why Disney has it all! they offer everything from everywhere to all of its guests. Disney is affordable for everything they offer!

Thank cindy a
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get a groupon for this. It only runs when good weather so be aware of the weather the day you going. If windy it’s grounded. Great view during the day. Did not try at night yet.

Thank Pipertoad
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

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 11 May 2018

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 1 May 2018

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

2  Thank Calef71
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 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

Thank 6poppet0
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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

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Reviewed 20 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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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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