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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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Not worth it

If you read the reviews you will notice it's hardly open because of weather or wind. We noticed it... read more

Reviewed yesterday
JDTravelCanada
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Canada
Closed again!

Looks like a fun time. Polite staff and themed well. Almost got on this time until weather appeared... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Charles V
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Celebration, Florida
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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LOCATION
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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+1 407-933-9433
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Reviewed yesterday

If you read the reviews you will notice it's hardly open because of weather or wind. We noticed it open while walking around Disney springs. While walking towards they closed but had a chance to talk to someone who was just on it. They didn't...More

Thank JDTravelCanada
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Looks like a fun time. Polite staff and themed well. Almost got on this time until weather appeared in the area. 5th time with no luck. Call ahead and check the weather.

Thank Charles V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have traveled to the location & tried to ride 7 times in 2 months and each time the balloon is grounded due to the THREAT of inclement weather. Not once was it actually raining or lightning as we are experiencing a drought in Florida!...More

Thank Laurie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good one-off experience to ascend to about 400ft in a tethered balloon, and see Disney Springs and the surrounding area, from the air. $20 per person. Note that this closes if it gets too windy.

Thank Kvukwt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

1 week prior to our 8 day stay in orlando, we bought groupons for 5 to ride Characters in Flight. You must buy them early because they are not valid for the first 24 hours. They are also only valid 10am-6pm, which the groupon and...More

2  Thank Dasielady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go early. They close because of winds. Open at 8:30 am. We had the balloon to ourselves. Pretty good views over Orlando.

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Worth the $20! You are tethered so it's not like the balloon on the Wizard of Oz....no floating away without Toto. 😉 Wheelchair accessible and lots of room to move around and get pictures. 10 minutes out of your day and a nice change of...More

1  Thank Wendy P
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Soar high above Disney Springs in a hot air balloon that is tethered to the base, so you won't fly away. Dramatic views of Disney Springs and nearly all of WDW. Day or night its a beautiful sight to see all around Lake Buena Vista;...More

Thank Candy S
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Character of flight is a great way to see the new Disney springs. You can see for miles on a clear day. The balloon has just been replaced so they don't have the characters on it anymore. Time it right and see the sunset.

Thank Jimmy N
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Our family of 6 adults had a great time. It was smooth and the view was beautiful. It was the last thing we did before driving home to NY. Admission to Disney Springs is free, so this was a good low cost goodbye to Disney...More

Thank Autumn01113
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Dimple D
Hello, Me and my family coming from Canada on may 5th at 4 pm at Orlando. Is ride available after 6pm? Do I have to do pre booking? I have Groupon voucher, what are formalities with that ? Thanks in advance. Dimple
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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Dimple D
Hello, I am visiting Orlando on May 5th. I might be reach after 5pm. I flight will be available after 5pm and how long it will go ? I have Groupon voucher,Can book in advance? Thanks in advance Dimple Demlani
7 April 2017|
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Maureen V
Can I make a reservation?
7 April 2017|
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Response from Snowrella | Reviewed this property |
They do not accept reservations. We went early in the morning when NO ONE WAS AROUND - it was awesome (and cost less, too!).
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