Characters in Flight operated by Aérophile takes you up in a giant tethered balloon 400 feet above Downtown Disney® Area! Ascend in the sky for approximately 8 to 10 minutes and experience a breathtaking, 360-degree view of Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida.
And you'd know those silhouettes anywhere – it's Tinker Bell, Peter Pan, Dumbo and other characters from some of Disney's most famous films! See them across the surface of the internally illuminated balloon that rises above you! It's a special design just for the Walt Disney World Resort.
This whimsical balloon – the Aéro30 – was built by Aérophile S.A., a company with headquarters in Paris, France. It's the world's largest tethered gas balloon! The balloon itself is attached to a gondola that is 19 feet in diameter and holds up to 29 Guests and the pilot at a time. Guests board from a specially designed platform and then, once in the air, revel in a spectacular view of vistas up to 10 miles away!
Weather permitting, the hours of operation are every day from 8:30 a.m. to midnight.
Tickets may be purchased at the attraction's ticket window.