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Characters in Flight
Ranked #83 of 437 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 19 February 2012

I wanted to do this all holiday & a couple of times we were there the weather wasn't right for the balloon to go up.

We were lucky enough to get a flight the morning of our departure back to England!

It was great....me, my husband & our two children (5 & 6) really enjoyed it.

The views were amazing, seeing right over to 'Expedition Everest' at Animal Kingdom & further.
We could see so much of where we'd visited on our holiday.

I really recommend doing this, and if the weather is stopping the flights, go back & try again.

Stay away at stormy, rainy & low visibility times, its very likely to be closed.....we called ahead beforehand to make sure it was flying, but in the time it took us to get the bus there from Animal Kingdom Lodge it was closed.
The guy told us to hang around because the men in suits were looking close to giving it the thumbs up, and he was right.

3  Thank CaroleScott
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Floating silently 400' over Disney World you can see the Disney parks in one direction and I-Drive, downtown Orlando in the other. On a clear day you may be able to see the Kennedy Space Center and Atlantic coast. come back at night when everything sparkles, and maybe even catch the fireworks.
The down side is that for safety reasons, flights are suspended when wind is beyond the balloon's limits. It's definately worth being persistant for though.

7  Thank fotojo2
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

For less than $20 ($15 with coupon), you can go up in a helium balloon. The views are nice, we went on a slow night and it was only our party on the flight. The balloon pilot was very nice, and took us up in time to see the fireworks coming from Magic Kingdom.

Thank levicj
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Reviewed 19 January 2012

We decided to have a unique wedding experience on the Disney grounds and booked Characters in Flight. We arrived to a sultry 80 degrees as our plane touched down in Orlando but you can never predict Orlando December weather... We met with the flight experts as this family elopement was a surprise for our guests.. We were expecting a chilly 47 degrees the next morning when we said our vows... we secured the plan to marry on the flight deck and have all of our guests go up the following morning. It was perfect. If you have a party or event with 25 of less, I highly recommed this attraction!!

4  Thank WellBalancedFemale
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Reviewed 29 November 2011

Pricey but a must do at least once we did it at night it was amazing our five year old loved it.

1  Thank Christina G
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