EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Apr 3, 2012
    Rebecca from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does the Character in Flight balloon ride in DTD take Disney Gift Cards as a form of payment? And am I able to call ahead of time to make an appointment and pay? Thank You for all of your help!

    Hi there, Rebecca!

    Characters in Flight
    , the giant tethered hot air balloon located in Downtown Disney, is a walk-up attraction only. Tickets cannot be purchased in advance, since the attraction is operated on a by-the-weather basis, and the weather can be fickle in Florida.

    Currently, the pricing structure is as follows:

    $18 Adult (tax included) - Guests ages 10 and up
    $12 Children (tax included) - Guests ages 3 - 9
    Free - Guests 2 and under

    That said, there is no way of making an appointment or advanced reservations. Passengers are accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. Weather permitting, the balloon will lift off from 10:00 AM - midnight, per the official Parks site.

    Characters in Flight accepts American Express, Diners Club, Discover, Disney Dollars, Disney Gift Cards, Disney Rewards, Disney Visa, JCB, Key to the World, MasterCard, travelers checks, Visa, and cash.

    Have a wonderful time in your beautiful balloon!

    See you later, celebrator,
    -Deborah B.

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Meet the Panelist: Deborah, Florida

As a Florida native, my life has always included Walt Disney World. Now I share that magic with my husband and my sons, ages seven and eight. In between trips to the World, I teach for the Department of English at the University of South Florida. Learn More About Deborah

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