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Characters in Flight

Imagine an eagle’s-eye view of the Downtown Disney area, with sweeping, 10-mile panoramas of Lake Buena Vista and environs.

Downtown Disney greets guests with a new iconic attraction in the form of a giant tethered balloon – Characters in Flight, operated by Aerophile -- that will take guests 300 feet into the air from the waterfront. 

The 72-foot-diameter balloon can lift up to 30 guests at a time on a six-minute ‘’flight,’’ by day or night. 


About this Attraction

Location: Downtown Disney West Side

Type: Tethered balloon flight

Duration: 6 minutes


Adult -- $18
Children (aged 3 to 9) -- $12

(Tax included)

Tips & Fun Facts

Visit at day and night times for different experiences.

Flying conditions, winds of:
< 3mph - flies with up to 20 passengers
3mph-12mph - flies with 10-20 passengers
12mph-22mph - flies with up to 10 passengers
22mph > or storm conditions - no flights.

Additional Information

Accessible to all.

Not suitable for anyone with a fear of heights.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Strollers and baggage not permitted onboard.

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West Side shops
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