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Characters in Flight

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Neighbourhood: Lake Buena Vista
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Address: 1501 E. Buena Vista Dr, Downtown Disney Area, West Side, Orlando, FL
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I hate heights. That being said, knowing I was tethered to the ground gave me the courage to go up. So glad I braved it! The view is awesome. Once is enough for me, but my teens... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 January 2017
greenkelly25
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Saginaw, Michigan
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Orlando, Florida, USA
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Aerophile, Characters In Flight, was a fun flight in a balloon tethered to the ground. As we checked in, we had our picture taken in front of the balloon and boarded the protected "basket" surrounded by a rope screen. As the operator gave us instructions as to what will happen next, we gently floated up and began to see the... More 

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Thank FLChristianMom
Economy, Pennsylvania, United States
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really cool ride! Even though we were tethered- it was a truly unique experience. We could see for miles.

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Thank Stacey S
Howden, United Kingdom
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363 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The largest helium balloon in North America is situated in Disnaey Springs, and is a fantastic ride. It rises 400 ft above the Springs and the views are amazing. The cost is low and if you plan it right there will be short queues. Don't go if there is a strong wind though, for on those days the balloon doesn't... More 

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Thank RKH245
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see over disney springs area. It is a lovely to have a nice balloon ride. There is also a group on you can use right now for discount. Beautiful views. fyi, do not plan on watching drone shows at night with them. they do not fly when the drones are in the air.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did it at night - great sights of the Disney and surrounding area. My brother-in-law enjoyed it until he realized how high up in the air we were (he is afraid of heights). Great overall experience.

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Saginaw, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I hate heights. That being said, knowing I was tethered to the ground gave me the courage to go up. So glad I braved it! The view is awesome. Once is enough for me, but my teens have gone back a few more times.

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Thank greenkelly25
Voorhees, New Jersey
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111 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I sent my son up with my daughter and the trip lasted about 15 minutes. Cheap, fun for them and safe. Not on my to do bucket list.

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Thank BigTimeTravelFamily
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

While visiting Disney Springs hop on this huge basket and have a bird's eye view of Disney and Orlando. Although you don't actually fly...you kind of soar...

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Woburn, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Characters in Flight is tethered to the ground (which makes it VERY safe for those you might be a little frightened) and affords the "flyer" a magnificent view of Disney Springs.

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Thank Snowrella
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Family day trip to Disney Springs. Spent some time shopping and dining, good time! Took a ride on the big balloon and it was great! We could see for miles, very much like a hot air balloon, but it only moves up and down. We all enjoyed it and we took many pics to share.

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