Mom and daughter on Expedition Everest; Animal Kingdom
  • On Jan 25, 2013
    Donna Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    20 days until our arrival (but who's counting?)! I bought awesome discount passes on for the Characters in Flight ride at Downtown Disney. We'll be in the area a couple different times during our stay-what is the best time of the day to ride?

    Hi, Donna!

    Oh, I am so glad that you snapped up that Groupon for a discounted ride on Characters in Flight...Operated by Aerophile at Downtown Disney! I've told all of my friends with plans to travel to Walt Disney World to do the same. What a great deal!

    My kids and I ventured aboard the world's largest tethered hot-air balloon and absolutely loved it! On a clear day, you can see all the way to Cape Canaveral! While I'm sure that evening flights are super-cool, I just wouldn't want to miss being able to see so much more during daylight hours, so I recommend going then. Our trip was perfect in the afternoon, as Downtown Disney was not crowded at all and we could enjoy a great dinner after our flight.

    Because you'll be going in February, you might want to go during the afternoon as well or bring a jacket, as the air 400 feet aloft is much cooler than down below even in the warmer months.

    Be sure to have your camera ready, Donna; you're going to love your flight!

    Send additional questions as you think of them, too. We love to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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